Japan’s phenomenal rapper, SKY-HI, must love Sonic the Hedgehog! After news of the third movie in development for 2024 (sadly the fate of Dr. Robotnik’s role is unclear because of Jim Carrey wanting to retire), this talent needed to sing the praises with ‘Fly Without Wings,’ and offer a version with the Blue Blur himself!
As one of Japan’s most creative and proactive artists and the president and producer of cutting-edge management company/label BMSG, SKY-HI continues to push the boundaries of music every day.
Now, as the mega-hit movie ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ is finally released in theaters in Japan, SKY-HI has contributed his official movie-inspired track ‘Fly Without Wings’, which is released today (JST). The first version has some clear Sonic vibes to it, but there’s a second version!
From the Press Release:
Back in the 1990s, the music from the original ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ games was composed by Japanese musician Masato Nakamura, and his band DREAMS COME TRUE recently released their own song based on the music from Sonic’s Green Hill Zone – titled ‘UP ON THE GREEN HILL from Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone – MASADO and MIWASCO Version -’. Inspired heavily by the movie, SKY-HI’s track samples boldly from DREAMS COME TRUE’s song, with production by ☆Taku Takahashi (m-flo, block.fm), and features a positive rap message about overcoming adversity to “fly without wings”.
A music video has also been released, harnessing the thrill of Sonic’s speed for an incredible audio-visual experience.
SKY-HI ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ official movie-inspired song ‘Fly Without Wings’
Blessed with overwhelming rap skills, SKY-HI is a multihyphenate music artist who uses his outstanding talents for vocals, dance and track-making to self-produce an impressive array of entertaining music – while also running his own management company and label, BMSG. With his all-round approach to the artform, he is opening up new possibilities for the Japanese music scene.
He began his career as a member of the hit group AAA, who debuted in 2005. Around the same time, he began to grip the mic at Tokyo clubs under the name SKY-HI, gaining props in the hip-hop scene.
He made his solo debut in 2013 and has released five albums since then, earning praise in the hip-hop community and across genre boundaries for the extremely high quality of his music.
In 2020, he launched the management company and label BMSG and assumed the role of CEO. In the same year, he hosted the boyband audition series ‘THE FIRST’, and the following year he began producing the newly launched boyband BE:FIRST.
- BMSG: https://bmsg.tokyo/
- Official website: https://avex.jp/skyhi/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkyHidaka
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
- YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/
Streaming and download links: https://avex.lnk.to/SKY-HI_