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February 8, 2010
Hip hop monk wins over Tokyo fans with Buddhist rap

Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English called this unique Japanese religious icon a practitioner of “Holy Hip Hop,” and we’re calling him the hip hop monk.

He calls himself MC Happiness, and he’s become a rap sensation in Tokyo.

Zayna Awad of AJE explains this monk’s fusion of music and religion.

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