Coma-Chi — Japan’s Lady Soverign, or a big pile of meh?
Posted on July 7, 2011 by Chris Nelson
I first heard Coma-chi on Rip Slyme’s Fun-Fair album, with its awesome track ‘evolution’. It was an extremely catchy tune, and given the fact that Rip Slyme has demonstrated pretty good taste in Japanese female rappers (see: Halcali), I decided I’d seek out a few of her songs.
Coma-Chi doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry, but her LastFM bio states:
COMA-CHI / コマチ, born 1984 May 11, is a MC and R&B/pop singer from Tokyo, Japan who debuted in 2006 with the release of her indies album, “DAY BEFORE BLUE”. She is currently signed to Knife Edge, sub-label of Pony Canyon
Okay, that doesn’t really tell me much. From what I can tell, she started off as something like a Japanese Lady Soverign. Take a listen to these awesome tunes:
Good stuff, right?
However, she seems to have strayed a bit from her awesome raps these days, peppering her resume with a lot of generic R&B/Pop kind of songs. I know, I know. I like a lot of Namie Amuro and Koda-Kumi, so who am I to talk? But this is pretty mediocre stuff. Listen to Perfect Ending:
and Time to Party:
Major meh all the way. But she still has time to help out on an awesome tune like Sara Mary’s Mirror Mirror. Just take a listen. It’s so awesomely positive, you’ve gotta love it.
Still, unlike Halcali, I’m not sure I’m a Comachi-fan yet. She’s a decent mix of good and bad.
The verdict’s still out. For now, I’ll just say: