F.I.P. (First International Playaz) 3 playaz who took their game internationally startin' in the Far East in the land of the rising sun - JAPAN. The first album we dropped in Japan was Hip Hop Kakumei (revolution). We are the first group in Japan to really use explicit lyrics in Japanese and talk about sex and street life straight up. We are being labeled the realest street music in Japan.
Dope Daddy originally from LA, lived in San Antonio, Texas for 8 years. After bouncing around the country, he decided to go to Japan. He's been in and out of Japan for the last 14 years. He started an entertainment company, t.o.n.e, in 1998 handling licensing agreements, distribution, promotions, marketing, A&R Direction, and concert promotions for major labels and artists as well as indie labels and artists like Sony BMG, Avex Japan, Toshiba EMI, and artists like Ras Kass, TLC, Nice&Smooth, Public Announcement, and more. In 2004, he started an indie label t1 records and looked for real rappers with heart and street in their souls in Japan. More snakes and fakes in the Japan music industry than anywhere in the world. But as you know this economy over here is big, and the opportunities are endless for the patient few. We are the only well established American owned record label in Japan.