His sophomore album, BLEACH’d OUT, coming this Fall

Much like GACKT, MAJA is an artist whom I explained in my internet post.

MAJA is a nerdcore hip hop artist who found an online following amongst anime fans and video gamers. Rapping about anime, video games and Japanese culture, this independent recording artist is making himself known without the help of a major record label. Mainly self-promoting via the internet on MySpace and YouTube, and performing at anime conventions, this Alabama-born Arizona-resident is building a unique fanbase of anime fans and gamers.

He will release his sophomore studio album, BLEACH’d OUT, for free as a digital download in September, on the cinEpic Studio record label. For a while now, he’s been working on this conceptual record inspired by the anime, Bleach, and is now ready to release it.

MAJA broke onto the indie music scene with the release of the Anime Miru Toki performance video clip in 2007 via YouTube. It established him as a new breed of artist within the digital hip hop era and created a new pioneering sound of music called Otaku Hip Hop.

White Label Media will produce his next music video and scheduled a promotional online concert to coincide with the release of the new album.

MAJA has also recently found a following in Japan when Japanese blogs started posting his YouTube video performing Anime Miru Toki (below), a song that advocates watching anime in Japanese with English subtitles.

Below are some of his best tracks (that are on YouTube):


Janglish Speak (STRONGER Remix) (or STRONGER – Janglish Speak Edition)

The Halo Around Your Head ft. Random

Final Fantasy (Live at Nerdapalooza 2008, ft. ZeaLouS1)

(I can vouch for his awesomeness. He and I have been friends for about a year now)

I also highly recommend his debut album, The Amalgam Project. You can purchase it via his site.

Andrew Monkelban

Andrew Monkelban is an avid gamer and writer, who has been featured in Second Skin, and on Wired's GameLife and The Escapist. He is also really into the Japanese entertainment scene. Even though he has Cerebral Palsy, he does not let it stop him from doing what he loves, although he's always on the look-out for technology that would help him with difficult tasks. He came to PopTen in the Summer of 2009, where he's now able to combine his passions.

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