There’s no denying that the media likes nothing more than a sex tape featuring notable public figures. When a leaked tape of Japanese rapper KOHH and model Miyamato Ayana hit the net, Twitter and other social media platforms went nuts. But what of the video itself? Did KOHH live up to the expectations that people would put on such a personality? Read Arama’s exclusive review to find out!
Featuring shaky phone-cam work that would make even the most hardened of Lars Von Trier or found-footage fan’s stomach churn, there’s nothing remotely sexy about this short clip. It bears a certain sadness, a disconnect from human touch. It says more about the state of society needing to document everything instead of living in the moment rather than anything else. But maybe that was KOHH’s point. For he is a master artist.
Many have criticised KOHH’s “performance” (fellow Arama writer Ronald stated that “He’s like a kitten with a bowl of milk”), but this reviewer feels like he was ingeniously channeling Japan’s music scene’s struggle to go digital. KOHH has never been more exposed, his tough guy veneer challenged as Miyamoto Ayana films the task at hand. This imagery challenges the Japanese music industry too- Namie Amuro, a female, crushed all male competition in sales numbers in 2017.
Why the clip was released online is still up for debate, but one thing that is certain to Japanese fans- it’s definitely Miyamoto Ayana’s fault. No way would KOHH be involved in such debauchery! This is an intentional critique on the Japanese media eye’s misogyny and all is going to plan.
KOHH, with this release, has raised the bar for all his contemporaries, and has become the Kanye West of Japan.
8/10– A subtle, but poignant sex tape, no disgusting night vision veins.
Your move, Kid Fresino.