Speaking of Halcali and pakuri (a word I have defined as “an artistic use of creative elements from other works within a similar context without acknowledgment of the original”), enter The Do-Nuts — a new two-girl hip-hop-pop group from Okinawa. Their debut single “Nagisa no Go-Go Girl” not only manages to lift rhythmic and thematic elements from Halcali’s “Giri Giri Surf Rider” but in the video, they full out copy parts of Halcali videos (like hitting each other with food à la “Strawberry Chips.”)
Where in the world did these two girls with the hardest hitting MC names ever — MC Eriko and MC Akino — come from? Well, of course, Orange Rang’s label Spice Records. Ripping off other artists is their whole raison d’être. I see the thought process: the Do-nuts are from Okinawa, which means that are racially inclined to be better performers than Halcali, so why not give the public a better version of the original?