Big Daddy Dough: Hip-hop and macroeconomics in China

By day, Andrew Dougherty is a macroeconomist who manages a China research team for Capital Group, one of the world’s largest actively managed mutual funds. By night, he is Big Daddy Dough, creator of an album of parody hip-hop songs that explain various facets of the contemporary Chinese political and economic situation, from fixed-asset investment to leadership succession. On a recent trip to Beijing, Kaiser and Jeremy sat down with Big Daddy Dough to listen to some of his songs and talk about the serious issues he describes in a lighthearted way in his music.

You can listen to Big Daddy Dough’s album and watch his music videos on his website: The Red Print Album.

Recommendations:

Jeremy: China Heritage website.

Andrew: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J. D. Vance.

Kaiser: The Devil Made Me Do It, a hip-hop album by Paris. 

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Jeremy Goldkorn

Jeremy Goldkorn is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast and currently edits SupChina and its daily newsletter.