Timid produces theme and moderates Black Lives Matter Tokyo discussion series RealTalk
By: Head Nod Music
Episode 3 dives into what it's like to grow up and navigate life in Japan as a biracial Black and Japanese person. Three women — Saki, Lei, and KTea — speak on their personal experiences growing up and living in Japan, time abroad in the US, and their observations about Japan's views on mixed identities and the infrastructure which contributes to these views. All from their perspectives and through their own experiences.
Presented by Black Lives Matter Tokyo, RealTalk. is a web-based educational series that aims to explore the topics surrounding racism and systemic injustice in the US, Japan and around the world. Real lives, real thoughts, RealTalk.
Timid has received an immensely positive reception on several of the major Hip Hop websites and covered by organizations like Ebony and USAToday. He's had stage stops from New York to Tokyo and television and radio appearances from Washington DC to Australia. Timid has shared the stage with artists such as Travis Barker & DJ AM, Warren G, Paul Wall, Jeru The Damaja, CunninLynguists, A-Alikes, Agallah of Dipset and Pack FM and has worked along with Hip Hop icons like Granddaddy IU, Edo G, Lin Que (X-Clan, MC Lyte) and Domingo. Timid is also a member of the collective known as Team Fearless with veterans like Mikey D (Mikey D & The LA. Posse/Main Source). Along with features and production on releases distributed by legendary Hip Hop label Rawkus Records and Japan's Handcuts Records, Timid is not one to sleep on.
About Black Lives Matter Tokyo
Black Lives Matter Tokyo is an organization of equality-minded volunteers in and outside of Japan. BLM Tokyo's mission is to strengthen ties with the Japanese community through anti-racist action, community outreach efforts, and education on Black history and the history of racism in order to move towards a more culturally diverse and understanding environment for all.