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Exclusive new clip from ‘People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan’

Konichiwa bitches, it’s Kurupt FM

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen

Are the Brentford Beatles turning into the Tokyo Take That? That’s the loose premise of garage crew Kurupt FM’s move from the west London pirate radio scene to the big screen in ‘People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan’.

In the movie, Kurupt FM – aka MC Grindah (Allan Mustafa), DJ Steves (Steve Stamp), DJ Beats (Hugo Chegwin), Decoy (Dan Sylvester) and entrepreneur-turned-manager Chabuddy G (Asim Chaudhry) – head to Tokyo in pursuit of fame and a record deal. One of the crew’s tracks has gone viral via a Japanese TV show where it’s used as a theme song. Cue a flight to East Asia and some very awkward rebranding. 

In this exclusive clip from the film, the crew takes dance classes under the watchful eye of their slick new Japanese A&R exec, Taka (Ken Yamamura). Take a look below. 

Japan is ready for Kurupt. But is Kurupt ready for Japan? Best believe. (But possibly not.)

Look out for an exclusive interview with the Kurupt boys in the next issue of Time Out magazine, on the street in Brentford (and other parts of London) on August 10.

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