BET bows in Japan

'106 & Park' debuts on MTV

BET Networks is entering the Japanese market with “106 & Park,” a hip-hop countdown show that will bow on MTV Japan this fall.   Hosted by Rocsi and Terrence, the show will air weekly duringa one-hour block, in English with Japanese subs. Rocsi and Terrence recently came to Japan to tape footage for the inaugural show. Duo had a whirlwind tour of meetings with Japanese rappers and DJs, visits to clubs, record stores, clothing shops and other hotbeds of local hip-hop culture.

On May 26 the pair also made an appearance at MTV Video Music Awards Japan, a live show that reached 6.7 million homes on the MTV Japan strand. 

“I’m proud to share our black culture with our newly found Japanese fans,” Terrence said.

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