From Boston to Chengdu: Looking for Identity Through Hip Hop

There's more to rap in Chengdu than Higher Brothers.

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10:31 AM HKT, Mon November 21, 2022

Xinwenyue Shi (施鑫文月), aka Duke Wang Jiang, is a bilingual hip-hop singer/songwriter. His music is imbued with western influences from his nearly 10 years of living in Boston, though he stays true to his Chengdu roots.

His music effortlessly blends Asian culture with hip-hop and R&B. Specifically, he's employed his distinct "silky-smooth hip-hop style" to translate Bashu culture into a global language.

RADII spoke to Shi about how his music combines his love for both Boston and Chengdu, and how he comes to terms with his identity while maneuvering in both worlds.

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