Yujia Hu's first love was basketball—he describes the sport as "beautiful"—but when his family opened a sushi restaurant in Milan, Italy, he turned his focus to becoming a sushi chef.

Searching for ways to combine his passion and his familial duties, he created sushi in the likeness of Italian basketball players, and when his posts on social media received worldwide attention, he expanded to NBA players, rappers like Kendrick Lamar and Migos, and even sneakers, like the Air Jordan 1.

"Basketball, sushi, hip-hop... it's different things that are a part of me," Hu explains. Check out his story and awesome sushi art in the video above.