Shing02 - rap activist, peace advocate, inventor. Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1975, raised in Tanzania, England, and Japan. Shing02 landed in SFBay Area in '89 after the quake at the age of 15. After a move to Berkeley for schooling in '93 he became immersed in the local hip-hop scene that launched dozens of acts worldwide. Initially he used his art skills to get acquainted with the budding East Bay scene. In '96 Shing02's music made its way back to Japan, then partnered with Mr. Higo of Mary Joy Recordings, garnering tremendous support in his homeland.