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While the Hip-Hop scene is under shock after the tragic passing of Wu-Tang soldier Ol'Dirty Bastard, Lilou stays in shape: for his first big battle outside Europe, the Pockemon Crew arrives in Japan for the Freestyle Session battle... The result? Messing in hotel rooms, epic nights in the heart of Tokyo and... a great defeat!

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Year 2004

Freestyle Session World Finals
Pockemon vs Drifterz

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Qualified for the Freestyle Session finals, the Lyon crew lands in Japan. But the Bboys are more likely to discover the country than to prepare for the event...

Good times abroad

"Picture that : you're 20 years old. For the first time, you're far from France, with your friends, in Japan. You can't even think about the competition. We landed, we dropped our bags, took the metro and hung out in the streets!"


My best memory of Japan? Japan?Japan?It's not the competition, it's the trip!


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The new Japanese animated series "Samurai Champloo" injects a Hip-Hop atmosphere into the world of samurai. One of the heroes even drops some breakdance moves...

Lilou at the
Freestyle Session
World Finals

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Lilou and the Pockemon crew will never forget their defeat: the following year, they will come back (with a revenge) during the Korean edition.

2004, the highs and the lows

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  • Hip-Hop US
  • Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams — Drop It Like It's Hot
  • Terror Squad ft. Fat Joe, Remy — Lean Back
  • J-Kwon — Tipsy
  • Kanye West — Through the Wire
  • Mike Jones Feat. Slim Thug & Paul Wall — Still Tippin
  • Crime Mob — Knuck If You Buck
  • Fabolous — Breathe
  • Mobb Deep — Got It Twisted
  • T.I. — Bring Em Out
  • Twista — Overnight Celebrity
  • Hip-Hop FR
  • Sinik — Dis-leur de ma part
  • Booba — Numéro 10
  • TTC — Dans le club
  • Octobre Rouge — Mes potes
  • Oxmo Puccino — Toucher l'horizon
  • Rim'K — Boozillé
  • Ol' Kainry, Soprano — Rap Game
  • Dicidens — De larmes et de sang
  • La Rumeur — P.O.R.C.
  • Rohff — Le son qui tue