The Rhyme Brokers

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The Rhyme Brokers

Song Information

The Rhyme Brokers' banner.

Artist: m-flo
Composition/Lyrics/Vocals: Lisa, VERBAL, Taku
Arrangement: m-flo
Album: The Way We Were (1998)
BPM: 91
Length: 1:31
Genre: HIP HOP
Movie: None
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX
Other Music Game Appearances:



yes yes alright mic わたせよ
yes yes alright 聞かせてくれよ

listen to the future speak
乗りにおいで time machine
flowin', flowin'
波調が合う奴 ひらけ!第3の目
voices, flowin'

straight from the getgo, このmicはオレの
metropolis tokyoに住むこのオレ verbal
出発進行 this rap 街道
おさわがせします、毎度ホッカホッカ rhyme
もある my crew、疾風のように現われ、同じく去る
when u thought it was safeため息つく間もなく

Song Connections / Remixes

  • The song You Know My Steez by Gang Starr is sampled near the end of The Rhyme Brokers.


  • The Rhyme Brokers was the only song in the original beatmania IIDX with distinct Single and Double ANOTHER charts. The only other song in the game with a Double ANOTHER chart, Melt in my arms, had identical charts on 14KEY and ANOTHER.
  • The Rhyme Brokers is currently the only BEMANI song to feature Taku Takahashi's vocals.
  • The Rhyme Brokers has never appeared on a CS beatmania IIDX release.
  • In the DanceDanceRevolution series, The Rhyme Brokers' title is capitalized as The rhyme brokers.
  • Unused data of The rhyme brokers, including its graphics and charts, can be found within DanceDanceRevolution 2ndReMIX APPEND CLUB VERSiON vol.1.
  • The Rhyme Brokers is absent from beatstage II 2nd style, the Korean release of beatmania IIDX 2nd style.
  • The game-size cut of The Rhyme Brokers cannot be found on any beatmania IIDX soundtrack.

Song Production Information

This mellow number allows you to fully enjoy the quality of Japanese Hiphop produced by m-flo. A club-like atmosphere is created by the contrast between the repetitive, sampled electric beat riffs on repeat, verbal's powerful rap and Lisa's focused, clear vocals.
Their style, which transcends the boundaries between Japanese and English and has been completely established as their own, is sure to draw in a large audience.

Video Production Information


Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 5 in 1st and substream, 1 to 7 in 2nd style.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty from 2ndMIX CLUB through 5thMIX (and the Solo games) rated from 1 to 9.

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts - - 307 358 - - 329 376 -
beatmania IIDX→2nd style - - 4 ※N/A - - 4 N/A -

※ This chart was slightly different in beatmania IIDX substream (total notes: 357). The original chart was restored the following game.


Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows - / - 94 / 0 106 / 0 179 / 0 - / - / - 106 / 0 179 / 0 - / - - / - / -
DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMIX CLUB VERSiON 1 - ※5 - - - 5 - - -
DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMIX CLUB VERSiON 2 - 3 5 7 - 5 7 - -
DanceDanceRevolution 2ndMIX APPEND CLUB VERSiON 2 - 3 5 7 - 5 7 - -
DanceDanceRevolution CLUB VERSiON - 3 5 7 - 5 7 - -

※ This Single BASIC chart later became the Single ANOTHER chart (total notes: 106).

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