CREAM is a newly formed group by singer song writer, Minami, and rapper/track-maker, Staxx T. In 2010 they released ”DJ Deckstream presents ICEKREAM SOUNDZ Vol. 1”, which became No.1 for four consecutive weeks on the iTunes Hip Hop Chart. The group name CREAM is a fusion of two words, “Creative” and “Team”. This is to reveal that CREAM is a creative team that not only produces music for themselves, but also for other artists. They usually work together but they also work individually, writing lyrics and composing music for various artists including m-flo, BoA, V6 ,MADEMOISELLE YULIA (KOZM ®), etc. CREAM is also known for their youtube channel “CREAM VISION.” CREAM VISION is a channel made by CREAM, where they cover/ remix songs from all over the world in Japanese as well as upload original songs. In less than a year they racked up over 20,000 subscribers and recorded a total of 3,500,000 channel views, which continues to grow daily. They currently upload a video every 2nd and 4th monday of every month.
Minami was born in Hong Kong and raised in Kobe, Japan. Minami is bilingual and speaks both English and Japanese.
Minami’s career as a song writer began when she received an offer from VERBAL (m-flo), who at the time was producing BoA’s single, “BUMP BUMP! feat, VERBAL (m-flo)”. She took that opportunity to develop her skill as a song writer and continues to write for a wide variety of artists including Kylie Minogue, m-flo, Namie Amuro, BoA, etc.
Minami was also featured as a composer and vocalist by the TERIYAKI BOYZ(R) & and m-flo.
Staxx T was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. He started playing the piano at the age of 4 and due to the influence of his parents he grew up listening to Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. Staxx T first came in contact with Hip Hop at the age of 15. Soon after, he started to self-produce songs and was featured in Hip Hop fashion magazine “TIGHT”. Apart from music, Staxx T modeled for Hip Hop fashion magazines such as “411”. In 2005, he entered a live battle contest, hosted/sponsored by DJ MASTERKEY/ Coca Cola and won No.1 in the MC/Vocal department.
His talent as a lyricist is highly acknowledged as he was offered to write lyrics for a wide variety of artists including TERIYAKI BOYZ®, V6, m-flo, etc.