Japanese Colors Rap Song!
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to start using all of the existing Japanese material I have to make YouTube videos…but when I started the “Learn Japanese Colors” one I could see how borrrring it was.
So I hooked up with a great rapper and wrote this song instead
Here are the lyrics:
From a zero to a hero, from kuro to shiro
Let’s start at the top: The word for color is iro
And then you gotta know that white is shiro
Blacks kuro, Browns chairo, Yellow is kiiro
Dr. Moku burns the track right into your head
Like a red hot Flame: Aka means red
Knuckle down, listen up, just a few more to go
Dr. Moku is the illest, makes the Smurfs go ao!
Prince played Minecraft, yo that game is blocky
Purple rain keeps falling, purples murasaki
Cash rules everything, you know that story
GREEN! Get the money, green is midori
Some say orange is impossible to rhyme
But it’s just orenji so don’t waste your time
So you now know all the colors of the ‘bow
Time for Call and response, you know how it goes: