Teriyaki Boyz are one of the more popular groups working in the second, post-millennial wave of Japanese hip-hop. Where some Japanese rappers have fused hip-hop with more traditional cultural forms, Teriyaki Boyz give props to--and gently mock--Western influences and foreign perceptions of the East. Their lyrics and videos feature kitschy monster-movie imagery, winking references to Japanese food obsessions, and send-ups of old-skool b-boy antics. They are also a supremely stylish band--DJ Nigo heads the trendy Bathing Ape clothing company embraced by American rappers, and they have worked with a deep roster of hip-hop royalty. Their 2006 debut on Def Jam sold respectably worldwide, boosted by the placement of two songs on the soundtrack to THE FAST & FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT.