BALLISTIK BOYZ Release Their Second Full Album 'PASS THE MIC'

Japanese boyband BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE have released their second full album 'PASS THE MIC' on November 24. 

Released on November 22, BALLISTIK BOYZ’s new single ‘All Around The World’ carries a message infused with their ambition to reach a truly global audience. The release is accompanied by a music video.

In the music video, each of the group’s seven talented members perform flawlessly with mic in hand, with the physical ability of an acrobat.

 ‘All Around The World’ Music video

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Listen to the 'Pass the Mic' album on Spotify 

‘All Around The World’ is the lead track from BALLISTIK BOYZ’s second album, ‘PASS THE MIC.’ The song tells of their commitment to their fans, known as BBZ Family, with whom they search for a new stage that transgresses national borders. It’s a song that pledges BALLISTIK BOYZ’s determination to give it their all, while keeping their eyes on international success.

The song was written by Xansei – who has worked with top-grade rappers from Japan and overseas such as NLE Choppa and JP THE WAVY – along with Marcus Munroe. As the lead track from the album, it expresses the attitude of the seven members, brimming with their enthusiasm for music and entertainment, and their hunger for the next phase of BALLISTIK BOYZ. 

Lead track ‘All Around The World’ is one of three brand-new songs on the album, along with ‘Day Dreaming’, which offers a glimpse into how the boys spend their free time; and ‘In My Eyes’, an emotional mid-tempo love song with an unmissable vocal performance from four of the BALLISTIK BOYZ members. 

The Blu-ray and DVD sets include six music videos as well as footage from their recent tour, titled BALLISTIK BOYZ PROLOGUE LIVE TOUR 2021 “PASS THE MIC” ~WAY TO THE GLORY~, available in full for the first time. The album can be purchased from outside of Japan, so please check it out! Check out CD Japan


BALLISTIK BOYZ’s self-titled debut album was released on May 22, 2019, and took the No.1 spot on the Billboard Japan Top Album Sales chart, the Billboard Japan Hot Albums chart and Spotify’s Viral chart, sweeping the rankings for both CD sales and digital streaming.

Three of the group’s seven uniquely individual members – Miku Fukahori, Rikiya Okuda and Masahiro Sunada – spent three years living in New York so that they could become highly bilingual English speakers. As finalists in the VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 5 (VBA5) competition held by music collective EXILE, Ryuta Hidaka and Yoshiyuki Kanou are natural talents who sing with a deep sense of groove. Riki Matsui, a finalist in the VBA5 rap category, is fluent in Chinese, and was initially self-taught. Also a finalist in the VBA5 rap category, Ryusei Kainuma has a Brazilian mother and is a native Portuguese speaker with multicultural roots.

With their refreshingly authentic music and strong live performances, BALLISTIK BOYZ are a talented group with an ever-growing international audience. Exploding out of Japan with a global-standard level of quality, this Japanese group is finding new fans around the world. 

So far, they have been mostly focused on activity within Japan, but as a world-class group with several bilingual members, they have also conducted successful promotional tours across Southeast Asia.

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Source: AVEX

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