Dragon Ash is a Japanese rock group led by rap mogul Kenji Furuya.
They are an icon in Japan and were one of the first groups to
popularize hip hop in Japan.
They brought a western flavor to Japanese music and helped to turn
rap music mainstream, with a mixture of reggae, rap, rap-rock, punk,
Spanish, and R&B influences.
Some of their best known songs include Grateful Days, Life Goes On
and I Love Hip Hop.
The group uses various samples, most notably from the famous
American alternative group, The Smashing Pumpkins: these songs include
Cherub Rock in which they sample the bass line from The Smashing Pumpkins
song by the same name, and Grateful Days in which they sample the opening
of Today by The Smashing Pumpkins; they also named one of their songs Siva,
after the Pumpkins song.
Albums, Singles, EPs :