CROSSxTALK: China Hip Hop in Evolution

How important is hip hop music in China’s entertainment ecosystem?

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Mar 3, 2021

How important is hip hop music in China’s entertainment ecosystem?

We recently discussed this question with HARIKIRI — a producer known for his work with A-list artists such as Jay Park, Higher Brothers and Vinida Weng — and Wes Chen, long-time host of China’s most influential hip hop radio show, The Park.

The pair, who have been embedded within the Chinese hip hop scene for years, joined us us on Clubhouse last week to talk about hip hop’s underground roots, mainstream success and its uncertain future here in China.

Special thanks to:

➽ Wes Chen (@weschen24) & HARIKIRI (@harikiri)

➽ Moderators: Brian Wong (@bwong), Jake Newby (@jake_newby), Elaine Chow (@elaineis)

➽ Host: Peggy Liu (@shanghaipeggy) and the Inside Asia club

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