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2017/09/19 | Kenrick Davis

Chinese Rap Breaking Free of Mandarin

While some dialect rappers regard their art as an avenue to fame and fortune, for others, it is a tool for promoting and protecting local language and culture.

2017/08/04 | Shannon Lin

INTERVIEW: Filipino Artists The General Strike and BLKD Intertwine Music and Politics in Taipei

'Music is an extension of the self. It’s an extension of our activism which is why our music is so overtly political. We wouldn’t be able to write the songs that we write without being activists,' says the drummer of The General Strike.

2017/07/01 | Yin Yijun

Hip-Hop Lovers Say China’s First Rap Talent Show Is Out of Tune

A new reality show seeks to bring hip-hop to the forefront of the country’s music scene, but not without pushback.

2016/09/19 | Darnell Gardner Jr.

Uyghur Rapper Reps China’s West

AThree-Arslan hopes his music can help reshape perceptions of Xinjiang and its people.