ID (rapper)

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ID “Instant Dope”

ID, Yano Narumi.

ID is a Japanese rapper who is half American and half Japanese.

Early life[change | change source]

Official name, ID, and real name is Narumi Yano.[1]

He was born on July 26th, 1994 in Kochi, Japan.[2] He has an American father and a Japanese Mother. He was bullied in elementary school. According to the youtube video, when he was an elementary school student, he tried to get revenge on a boy who bullied him.

The beginning of connect with music was based on his mother. His mother often listened western music, so he also listened from his elementary school life. His first favorite song is "Virtual Insanity" - Jamiroquai.

When he was a high school student, he went to Tokyo. He did a part time job at a bar. He became on good terms with a DJ there. It's the beginning of his career as a rapper.

In 2015, he participated in MC battle for the first time. Thanks to that, he has become a famous Japanese rapper.

He also participated in "Freestyle Dungeon" which is a famous MC battle TV show.

Career[change | change source]

After he graduated high school, his life as a rapper began.

He worked at the bar in Tokyo and the owner encouraged him to be a rapper. In 2015, he participated in the  MC battle for the first time. Since then, he has engaged in music.

In 2019 September, his first Album "10000 ft" was released.

In 2021, he released a single song, “Gangsta walk”. It’s uploaded on YouTube

Other ventures[change | change source]

MC battle[change | change source]

He often participates in MC battles.

He participated in MC battle in 2015 for the first time. Since then, he has participated in many MC battles. The chance to be known by a lot of people was MC battle. His rap style is not the same as the Japanese style. His American style rap attracted a lot of people. In addition, he has won some MC battles.

TV show[change | change source]

Associated with the MC battle, he participated in a TV show. The name of the TV show is “Freestyle Dungeon''. The content is also about MC battles. His first participation was in 2019. He participated in it as a “Monster” for a year.

Personal life[change | change source]

It all started when he listened to “Virtual Insanity” - Jamiroquai.

He likes games. In his YouTube channel, he basically plays games.

He also likes fashion. He likes some brands, T.C.R. BY TOCHER, COZIEST, POLO Ralph Lauren and NIKE. Related to that, he plays an active part as a fashion model.

Discography[change | change source]

Single[change | change source]

  • EVENIF (2019)
  • R.I.P. CHEESY(2020)
  • Gangsta Walk(2021)

EP[change | change source]

instant dope(2018)

Album[change | change source]

INSTANT DOPE 10000 ft(2019)

Participation[change | change source]

  • Mitabi Futeisyokusya (2020)
  • AFTER TASTE (2020)
  • Flashing Lights (2021)

References[change | change source]

  1. ID | ARTIST | 株式会社ジェイシーシー・JCC TOKYO OFFICE. (n.d.). JCC TOKYO OFFICE. Retrieved January 13, 2022, http://jcctokyo.com/artist/id/ Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  2. IDのプロフィール(年齢・身長・出身・本名)のまとめ. Djtube. Retrieved January 13, 2022, from https://djtube.jp/hiphop/jp_hiphop_artist_introduction/3563/ Retrieved January 20, 2022.


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