Retainer Hitokiri

Melodic Rap meets Boom Bap - HipHop with a sense of magic and wonder - HipHop with a touch of Jazz, Funk and WhatTheFuck - HipHop for open minds that see through closed doors.

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NEW VIDEO: Moshi Moshi

The new Animated Video for Moshi Moshi made by LuNa_3d with the beat produced by Flow Budget and recorded at 42decibelsmore Aflenz! Fun for the whole fam...

NEW VIDEO: Let It All Go feat. Sir Francis Greene

Official video for the track ‘LET IT ALL GO’ feat. Sir Francis Greene

Filmed and frankensteined by RetainerHitokiri. Guest starring the vocals and music production skills of Sir Francis Greene under the expert supervision of Karin Kollau and shot @Taggerwerk Graz...

See description on video for more details!

NEW FINSTARR TRACK: Tschernobyl feat. Retainer Hitokiri

From the depths...into nuclear light!
F*ck war in general und the one in Ukraine in particular...

LIVE SHOW: Rapper haben's auch nicht leicht

DATUM: Fr, 20.08.2021

BEGINN: 18:00 Uhr

ORT: Stadtpark, 8793 Trofaiach

EINTRITT: freie Spende


Die Grazer Rapper Retainer Hitokiri, Finstarr und Chrome kommen gemeinsam auf 48 Jahre Live-Bühnen Erfahrung. Von verrauchten Kellerbars auf internationale Open-Air Bühnen und wieder zurück. Zwei Jahrzehnte und vier CD-Releases später warten die 3 noch immer auf den ganz großen Durchbruch. Internationale HipHop Größen sind der Meinung sie hätten das Potential dazu, nur liegen die Verkaufszahlen im künstlerischen Brachland Österreich unter dem Promillegehalt des Durchschnittsösterreichers (+Innen), also tun die 3 das, was man in so einer Situation immer tut: den Nachwuchs unterweisen. Nach der Show wissen dann alle: „Rapper haben’s auch nicht leicht“.

NEW VIDEO "Moment In Time" feat. Desmond Doyle

Official video for the track ‘MOMENT IN TIME’ feat. Desmond Doyle.

Filmed, directed and tinkered with by Michael Domian at Fat Cat Film Productions and taken off of my debut solo album "LEAPYEAR". Guest starring The City Marshals, Sir Francis, Chrome, Wodt, Finstarr and many many more...

LEAPYEAR AVAILABLE NOW - on all major platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Apple Music, Juno, Deezer....

Retainer Hitokiri LIVE @ Pealfestival 2019 in Leutschach

 Save the date: Live on stage Friday, Sept 6th at 4pm opening this year's Pealfestival! Back up and support by veteran MC Finstarr, Mr Equalized Martin Wirbel at the electronic gizmos and Sir Francis on the guitar. For more infos (tix etc) click on the picture!

Ceschi -live- +support: Retainer Hitokiri / Finstarr / Chrome

Local support of Ceschi (US) at Die Scherbe Graz on July 3rd 2019 with Finstarr and Chrome. See you there! For more infos click on the Picture.

NEW VIDEO "Vocal-Ist"

Thrilled to present the official video for the Retainer Hitokiri single ‘VOCAL-IST’ feat. Chrome & Finstarr.

Filmed, directed and tinkered with by Michael Domian at Fat Cat Film Productions and taken off of my debut solo album "LEAPYEAR".

22.12.2018 Releaseparty "LEAPYEAR" @ PPC Graz

In cooperation with Dirty South, Retainer Hitokiri "Leapyear" will be showcased @ PPC Graz in a double-release party together with longtime collabo-partner and homie Finstarr, who recently dropped "Rapublik".

Guest artists: Chrome, Spello, Siebzig Prozent; Turntable action by Baronstern plus Secret Special Guests

For more Infos click on flyer

New Album "LEAPYEAR"

After years of selection, writing and starting over from scratch, late 2018 will finally see the release of Retainer Hitokiri’s solo CD “Leapyear”. Together with producer Martin Wirbel, the help of Canadian sound engineer Sam Ibbett and beatmakers Flow Budget, Chief Tartare (Austria) and Silent Noize (USA), “Leapyear” features a HipHop style combination of Rap, Jazz, Funk, Reggae and World music.

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