MC Jin, VaVa, Others Join ‘Rap of China’ Season 6

Big names like MC Jin, VaVa, and GAI return for China’s most popular hip hop show

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10:21 AM HKT, Fri May 26, 2023 1 mins read

The Rap of China is returning with plenty of starpower.

The 6th season of the iconic hip hop reality show pits fan-favorite rappers against each other. It’s a big shift from the first season, in which hip hop hopefuls were mentored by celebrity judges — this season features major names competing for the title of China’s best rapper.

The hosts for this year’s season include GAI, MC HotDog, and Psy.P. Still, the contestant list is equally star-studded, including past fan favorites like MC Jin, VaVa, and Aire.

Promo poster for The Rap of China 2023

Image via iQiyi

For the record, RADII interviewed MC Jin back when he first appeared on the show in Season 1 — as the mysterious masked HipHopMan.

Over the six years since that first appearance, Jin has remained constantly active. He released music like Stop the Hatred with Wyclef Jean, and explored outside of his Cantonese roots, fostering his own connections with Mandarin-speaking audiences.

Jin revealed in an Instagram post that the show had helped him improve his minimal to non-existent Mandarin skills. Now, with a better vocabulary, Jin and his fans are excited to see what he’ll bring to the table.

Still, others will find themselves rooting for VaVa.

The “Queen of Chinese Rap” has enjoyed a smash career of her own, ever since her mainstream debut back in Rap of China Season 1. She was a fan favorite at the time, and has spoken to RADII in the past about paving the way for women in hip hop.

As if that weren’t enough, there are rumored guest appearances from names like Jay Park and ex-R1SE member Zhou Zhennan, in what is shaping up to be the most star-studded Rap of China season yet.

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