Born in Hokkaido, on October 3 1985, Shokichi’s school days were dedicated to baseball. But, then, he quitted to reach another goal: becoming singer, even though his parents were against it. Before joining EXILE, SHOKICHI formed vocal group called “Jack Pot”. He also joint R & B singer group, “Symphony”.
He’s the oldest of 3 brothers. His 2-years younger brother, Yagi Masayasu, joins the same agency (LDH) as Gekidan EXILE.
He tried his luck on “EXILE VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 2006 ~ASIAN DREAM~”, however he failed. After that, he also failed at COLOR audition. Then, he decided to attend the EXPG dance academy. In December 2006, he met EXILE’s TETSUYA. On EXILE TAMASHII, TETSUYA said he was impressed by SHOKICHI back then, by saying, “Wow, Yagi kun ii nee”.
This finally leads him to join Nidaime J Soul Brothers on January 25 2007. This second generation lasts in 2 years: 2007-2009.
On March 1 2009, SHOKICHI subscribes as part of EXILE. Along with NESMITH, he becomes new vocal and performer for the group. Even so, the main vocalists are still TAKAHIRO and ATSUSHI.
For the first time after 7 years, Shokichi takes part in liveaction dorama called Sugarless (2012). Along with fellow LDH’s talent, he portrays delinquent.
He’s deep and strong reach voice. He’s also very kind. In April 21 2012 Yomiuri Online reports that SHOKICHI assists a 87 year old dementia guy to find his home from Shibuya. He was using his real name instead of EXILE’s SHOKICHI, but the man’s son recognizes him and reported it to the newspaper. Awwww.
I think he’s an awkward type of guy who can’t speak well in crowd. As I saw him on Ex-Lounge, he’s not a natural womanizer like TAKAHIRO. Fan says he’s kinda hot-blooded. There’s also wildness aura coming from him. So, if I may conclude, he’s like tame Richard Parker. What do you think?
- 2013 Frenemy as Morishita Natsuo
- 2012 Sugarless as Aramaki Itaru “Shake”
- 2014 Dosanko Wide (STV) ~announcer
- 2013 Massuguni Chikako, yumee~Zenmouno Shoujo, 18 Saino Kiseki~
- 2012 Ex-lounge
- 2014 24 World
- 2014 Revolution
- 2013 NO LIMIT
- 2013 Flower Song
- 2013 EXILE Pride~ Konna sekai airusu tame
- 2012 Bloom
- 2012.09.05 24karats Tribe of Gold ~ EXILE TRIBE
- 2012.06.20 ALL NIGHT LONG
- 2011.02 Each Other’s Way
- 2009.11.11 Futatsu no Kuchibiru
- 2008.07.23 My Buddy (in “EXILE ENTERTAINMENT BEST”)
- 2008.12.03 Love, Dream & Happiness (in” EXILE BALLAD BEST”)
- 2011.06.01 Japanese Soul Brothers (with Sandaime J-Soul Brothers)
- 2008.05.07 WE
- 2008.08.20 FREAKOUT!
- 2008.11.19 Be On Top
- 2009.01.07 My Place
|LOST in TIME (Survivors’ Single)||The SECOND from EXILE|
|BUMP UP (Survivors’ Single)||The SECOND from EXILE|
|SURVIVORS (Survivors’ Single)||The SECOND from EXILE|
|CHAOS (Think ‘Bout It Single): composed in collaboration with SKY BEATS, FAST LANE and MATS LIE SKARE.||The SECOND from EXILE|
|ROCK STAR (Think ‘Bout It Single)||The SECOND from EXILE|
|Everlasting Song (EXILE JAPAN Album)||EXILE|
|Beautiful Life (collaboration with ATSUSHI)||EXILE|
- October 17, 2007 EXILE LIVE TOUR 2007 EXILE EVOLUTION(RANK# 3)
- March 18, 2009 EXILE LIVE TOUR “EXILE PERFECT LIVE 2008”(RANK# 1) appeared as Nidaime J-Soul Brothers
- October 28, 2009 EXILE LIVE TOUR 2009 “THE MONSTER”(RANK# 2)
- December 1, 2010 EXILE LIVE TOUR 2010 FANTASY(RANK# 1)
- March 14, 2012 Tower of Wishes ~ EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~ (RANK# 1)
|2014||HEAD BANGIN’||The SECOND from EXILE|
|2013||SURVIVORS||The SECOND from EXILE|
|2013||EXILE Pride~ Konna sekai airusu tame||EXILE|
|2012||THINK ‘BOUT IT||The SECOND from EXILE|
|2012.09.05||24karats Tribe of Gold ~ EXILE TRIBE||EXILE TRIBE|
|2012.06.20||ALL NIGHT LONG||EXILE|
|2011.02||Each Other’s Way||EXILE|
|2011.06.01||Japanese Soul Brothers (with Sandaime J-Soul Brothers)||Nidaime J-Soul Brothers|
|2009.11.11||Futatsu no Kuchibiru||EXILE|
|2008.07.23||My Buddy (in “EXILE ENTERTAINMENT BEST”)||EXILE|
|2008.12.03||Love, Dream & Happiness (in” EXILE BALLAD BEST”)||EXILE|
|2008.05.07||WE||Nidaime J-Soul Brothers|
|2008.08.20||FREAKOUT!||Nidaime J-Soul Brothers|
|2008.11.19||Be On Top||Nidaime J-Soul Brothers|
|2009.01.07||My Place||Nidaime J-Soul Brothers|
HEAD BANGIN’ MV
- 2016 Aoyama Prestage University
- 2013 Angfa Scalp D (as The SECOND from EXILE)
- 2013 Coca Cola Zero (as EXILE)
- 2012 ADIDAS (as THE SECOND from EXILE)
2013 Exile Express with MATSU
2013 All Night Nippon *2 weeks on February 2013 only*
- 2013.09 FINE
- Shokichi’s Music Life in Exile Magazine