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Interview: MOMENT

For the past few months I’ve had his two-part mixtape Season of Letters / Season of Bullet on repeat. Previous to that, I’d been hooked on Season of Love/Season of Fever. I’ve blogged, tweeted, recommended and reposted his music on every one of our social media accounts ad nauseam. His name is MOMENT and he’s one of the realest independent artists out of Japan. The trilingual emcee has no problem with making you feel his words and letting you into his soul as he raps fluidly in English, Japanese and his mother tongue Korean.

Last week, I reviewed his debut album MOMENTS and was blown away by the depth of his words. For someone so young, there is so much wisdom and insight in his music that it’s inspiring and a strong motivation; I had to know just a little more about him and his music.  To be honest, I was quite intimidated to interview him as there’s really no info online for me to gauge his personality or even willingness to be sought out. However, I’m glad I reached out to him because it turns out that he’s just as cool as his aka “Swag Cat” suggests. Check out my interview with him below and judge for yourself. And while you’re at it, make sure you download his latest mixtape and purchase his new album from the links below!

Album Review: MOMENT- “MOMENTS”

For the past few months, I’ve been basically fangirling over music from MOMENT (@MOMENT_SWAG_CAT), in particular his 2-part mixtape Season of Letters/Season of Bullet. I’ve blogged about him in the past, sure, but recently he’s really been one of my Most Played artists. When presented with the opportunity to review his new album, MOMENTS, I knew that I would be in for a good listen. Now being that I already had his mixtape in heavy rotation, I wanted to listen to the album without bias as much as possible. I listened with as much objectivity as I could because I didn’t want to mislead you guys and because I wanted the review to be as honest as possible. I’ve already mentioned many-a-time though that I was enjoying it as a whole, but here’s a breakdown of the album track by track and my thoughts.


For the past month or so, I’ve been listening to MOMENT’s Season Of Letters & Bullet 2-part mixtape and I’ve mentioned before that he’s fast become one of my favorite artists as of late. Well, he recently dropped his new album MOMENTS on Grow Up Underground Records. The album, a total of 10 tracks, can be found on iTunesJP and at Tower Records Japan. You can listen to the album teaser and watch the teaser video below!

#SongChallenge Day 19: A Song You’re Currently Obsessed With

We Tiffanys here at CrayonBeats tend to obsess over songs on the regular. From getting hooked on a single track to playing an album at full ad nauseam, this should be easy like Sunday morning. I don’t want to hold you guys up with any banter about the topic since 1: it’s pretty self explanatory and 2: I’m really excited to post my song(s). So with that being said, read on for our Song Obsessions:

MOMENT- Red Pill Remix

#hiphop @1991MOMENT #AKLO #BACHLOGIC @ManhattanRec

Osaka based rapper MOMENT is back with his remix to AKLO‘s Red Pill and he attacks the BACHLOGIC beat with his signature energy and conviction.  This is his latest release in a string of remixes and unreleased tracks since the drop of his Season of Fever/Love Mixtapes (download) and his Up Down EP (purchase).

Check it after the break.


#NewMusic @1991MOMENT #CrayonBeats

Moment’s Adieu (over Young Jeezy’s “I Do”) is currently my new favorite track from one of my new favorite artists. Last year he dropped his “JOON IS NOT MY NAME” mixtape and recently dropped both “Season Of Fever/Season Of Love” mixtape as well as his EP “Up Down” this year. All of which you should be pressed to check out, especially if Japanese and/or Korean Hip Hop is your thing. And if it’s not, you should definitely make some time to get an introduction via MOMENT. Videos, links, and all that jazz after the cut.

MOMENT: Joon Is Not My Name (Mixtape DL)

I want to bring your attention to another mixtape in association with ¥€$ MG, and  it’s from MOMENT, an emcee representing Osaka, Japan by way of Seoul. Just to be clear, the “Joon Is Not My Name” mixtape is not a ¥€$ Music Group production but MOMENT is associated with Julian Nagano’s ¥€$ Music Group. As you guys know, I’m a fan of this talented Julian Nagano and he and fellow artist  Terusha are friends of CrayonBeats: both have been spotlighted several times here on CrayonBeats, and have even graced our own compilation mixtapes a few times (Vol 1 & Vol 2).  But back to the matter at hand: MOMENT’s Joon Is Not My Name Mixtape!