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.

News & Updates

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: I will be live on stage Friday, Sept 6th at 4pm opening this year's Pealfestival! Backing me up and supporting me will be 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

 I will be 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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