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Microphone Pager


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5 years after the formation of the legendary crew KRUSH POSSE, DJ Muro and DJ Krush parted ways in 1992 and while Krush went on to become one of the most legendary DJ’s in the world, Muro formed Microphone Pager which still remains the most influential group for Japanese rappers ever. MC’s DJ Muro, Twigy, Masao, P.H. and DJ Go formed the group right after Krush Posse’s break-up and after already being the leading figure in the Japanese hip-hop scene, Muro and Microphone Pager became the first Japanese hip-hop group to ever appear on an American hip-hop compilation album. The album ‘Planet Rap’ (released in 1993 under Tommy Boy) featured one of Pager’s early hits which also became one of their last with the original line-up when Masao, P.H. and DJ Go disbanded from the group during the recording sessions for their first album a month after the success.

Dealing with the absence of the original roster, Muro and Twigy decided to continue as Microphone Pager and even after all the drama, the group with the now 2 MC’s released an alltime classic [Don’t Forget To My Men] before the end of 1993. Receiving back-up from producers DJ Go and DJ Krush, Pager released the classic single a year later that influenced many of todays rappers and the whole hip-hop nation in Japan for what would later on be called the start of the real Japanese hip-hop music and mentality. Continuing with the group in July of 1995 after numerous groundbreaking releases and after being the number one group in Japan for 2 years already, Microphone Pager put out one of Japanese hip-hops early classics which took the whole game to a new level in term of rhymes, flow and production values.


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