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Chinese hip-hop label HHH shuts down after rapper MC BeiBei chops off fingertip on live stream

HHH (红花会 Hónghuāhuì), one of China’s most prominent hip-hop record labels, has shut down its operations after one of its…

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Friday Song: Beijing OG Nasty Ray

Today’s Friday Song comes to you from Beijing OG Nasty Ray, well known in hip-hop circles in China. In the…

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The allure (and hazards) of going international: Higher Brothers’ Five Stars, reviewed

Five Stars, the second full-length album by Chengdu’s Higher Brothers, sees the foursome attempt to solidify their status as international…

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China made a rap song about its annual ‘two sessions’ political meeting

I got elation from inspiration writing a compliment song for the nation while I’m talking about “two sessions.” After reckoning…

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Infamous rapper PG One is pivoting to fashion

The world hasn’t heard any new music from Chinese rapper Wang Hao 王昊, a.k.a. PG One, for months. After he…

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‘Make Americans call us daddy’: Nationalist Chinese rap provokes Penn State CSSA response

At this year’s Lantern Festival Gala in February organized by Penn State University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), a young…

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Controversial rapper PG One makes a low-key comeback. Weibo doesn’t buy it

When Wang Hao 王昊, a.k.a. PG One, one of China’s best-known rappers and probably its most controversial, mysteriously deleted all…

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Friday Song: MC Jin — ‘Chinese New Year’

Before Bohan Phoenix, before Higher Brothers or GAI or PG One or any number of Chinese rappers, there was Miami-born…

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Friday Song: Old-school Beijing rap that spits straight truth

Beijing is building The people are changing Who is responsible for all of this? Going mainstream is, sadly, the death…

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Chinese rapper GAI removed from reality show amidst government crackdown on hip-hop culture

*Links in Chinese unless otherwise specified Last week, rumors circulated that Chinese rapper GAI, whose real name is Zhou Yan…

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Report: China to ban tattoos and ‘hip-hop culture’ from TV shows

Rapper GAI on I Want to Go to the Spring Gala China’s top media regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication,…

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PG One under fire for lyrics glorifying drugs, sex, and the pursuit of wealth

Wang Hao 王昊, aka PG One, one of China’s best-known rappers, who rose to fame this year on the hit…

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Friday Song: Bohan Phoenix is the rapper we need

妈妈说你是不是不要脸  身上都是纹身所有人都看得见  我说妈妈等你儿子赚了钱  看你在不在乎这么一点点 — Bohan Phoenix, from “Product” (一模一样 yīmúyīyàng) Bohan Phoenix is a product of his environment, as…

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Hip-hop goes mainstream in China with billions of views for rap battle reality TV

Pang-Chieh Ho gives you the latest news from film and TV in China. See her previous columns here.

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Rap video about the things close to Xi Jinping’s heart

As part of the state media blitz associated with the annual Two Sessions — the meetings of the National People’s…

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