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“Black as hell but 帅 as well”. Black culture and Chinese hip-hop in the times of Black Lives Matter movement.

In the midst of the post-coronavirus and while several countries are slowly lifting social restrictions, the murder of George Floyd, a 46 years old black American, by a white police officer sparked one of the biggest uprisings of the last century in America. Handcuffed, kneeled upon and repeating that he...

PSYLIFE.25 – Psy.P (2020)

Last of the four solo albums released by the Higher Brothers, PSYLIFE.25 was probably the less awaited but eventually turned out to be the most interesting piece by far. Late April, Psy.P already appeared on an original and ambitious collaboration with another behemoth of the Chengdu scene, the techno-rock band...

TTD Vol.4 The Hormones

In a culture obsessed with marriage, home-ownership, and having a stable career, being a musician is hard, and being a female musician is even harder. On this episode, we feature not one, but 4 female musicians from Chengdu, China. Drawing inspiration from Savages, Foals and Toe, The Hormones strike a...

TTD Vol.3 Wang Yitai 王以太

Peace, love, unity, and having fun. Hip-hop artist Wang Yitai is a former member of the all-star Chengdu based rap collective CDC Rap House (成都说唱会馆). After appearing on the hit television show The Rap of China (中国新说唱), Wang Yitai’s stardom reached meteoric levels. In this episode, Wang Yitai tells us...

TTD Vol.2 Edhem & CY

Growing up on the sandy streets of Urumqi, Xinjiang hip-hop artist Edhem’s musical journey carried him to the spicy land of abundance in Sichuan to deliver his message. Nurtured by the thousand-year-old culture of the Uyghur people, Edhem and his crew Yiltiz (“The Roots”) are inspired by old-school American hip-hop...

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