The contestants are Air, Gem, BrAn TB, Bridge, Capper, Gai, Gali, Kungfu-Pen, Huang Xu, Ice, Key.L, JelloRio, MC HotDog, Nineone, Pact, Psy.P, Shengyu, Tizzy T, Vava, Vinida, Wang Yitai, KeyNG, Round_2, and Zhang Yanqi.
The new season is reportedly set to air this summer, although a fixed date has yet to be disclosed.
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If online banter is any indication, fans seem pumped for the show’s return and impressive lineup. On the microblogging platform Weibo, a hashtag for Rap of China’s contestant announcement has already been viewed almost 90 million times.
Netizens expressed their excitement for the new season and especially the all-star cast. One fan commented on Weibo, “I love this lineup! Summer is coming!”
“It looks like a year-end gala,” another quipped. “Summer is the time to enjoy some hip hop vibes.”
Rapper contestants also expressed their excitement and competitive spirit on Chinese social media. Gai wrote, “I’m always the best,” while Vava posted, “Remember, I will be the female champion of this elite rap competition.”
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