DIGC 330 Project Scope – Beatmakers in Asia


For my project I will be profiling several Asian, ‘Hip Hop’ beatmakers including Nujabes, Uyama Hiroto, Shing02 and DJ Okawari. The aim of these profiles is to create an overall picture of the Asian beatmaking landscape and the unique characteristics of both the individual producers and as a group that differentiate them from popular/ American hip hop producers.

I will do this in a series of blog posts (one for each artist) and included in this will be…

  • A brief profile of the artist
  • Links and overviews of their popular songs
  • An auto-ethnographic account of my experiences with their music
  • A brief write-up of what I think makes that artist unique as a producer

As this process is largely subjective I am very aware of making the posts too personal and just ‘telling a nice story’ (Allen, 2006). To avoid this all my work will be heavily informed by existing…

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