MUSIC

Rap Revolution

Polarizing new rap show promotes “gentle” lyrics and serious themes

LANGUAGE, DIALECTS

Fangyan Friday #3: The Rap of Sichuanese

TWOC’s guide to the dialect of Deng Xiaoping—and modern Chinese hip-hop

ARTS

Dissing with Chinese Characteristics

In China’s regulated rap industry, dissing takes on patriotism, celeb-baiting, and other unique forms

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 170

We have a Rap of China winner, Golden Week woes and scams, and a violent road rampage—it’s Viral Week

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Against the Flow

“Rap of China” hopeful on why she refuses to conform in an increasingly stifled hip-hop industry

NEWS

The Viral Week That Was: Ep 141

Rapper and adultery, prostitution and drinks, long legs, and #MeToo in China

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