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Shing02: Live from Hawaii | Japan Station 81

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, music producer, rapper and artist Shing02 talks about his life, music and more.

About Shing02

Shing02 is a Japanese American music producer, rapper, and artist. Active since the ’90s in both Japan and the U.S., Shing02 has produced numerous albums, collaborated with a long list of hip hop artists and he can even be heard along with Nujabes on “Battlecry,” the opening song of the popular anime Samurai Champloo.

Topics Discussed

  • The origin of the name Shing02
  • The history and origin of Shing02’s last name: Annen
  • Shing02’s childhood and the many places he lived
  • How Shing02 got interested in art, graffiti, and hip hop/rap
  • How Shing02 ended up performing in Japan
  • About rapping in Japanese and in English
  • About the songwriting process
  • About Shing02’s album 246911
  • About Shing02’s move to Hawaii
  • About Shing02 & The Chee-Hoos
  • About WabyShaka
  • About good ramen and Mexican restaurants in Honolulu
  • And much more!

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Links, Videos, Etc.

Follow Shing02 on social media.

Check out Shin02’s website.

Check out Shing02’s album 246911.

Here is a video of Shing02 performing “Battlecry” live with the Chee-hoos.

Dr. Capital was mentioned during the conversation. Dr. Capital also was a guest on Japan Station. Check out the link below to listen to his episode.

Don’t forget to listen to the latest episode of Ichimon Japan.

If you would like to support the show by picking up some merchandise, make sure to visit KimitoDesigns.com.

Special Thanks

Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi) To listen to more of Yunomi’s music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel.

Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

Featured image: Courtesy of N/A

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