My name's Adan Kohnhorst. I'd been fascinated by kung fu since I was very small, and by breakdancing since about the same age. Over time, these two themes snowballed into a (laborious) study of Mandarin Chinese and a deeply-held love for all things hip hop. Eventually I moved to Shanghai where I spent a year steeping in the dual worlds of China itself and of the city's smaller, more niche hip hop scene, exploring local music spots and competing in breakdance battles. This project came about as a way of me trying to contextualize some of these experiences. I hope they're valuable to some of you in some small way.