Hip-hop lures Chinese to the dancefloor《中国有嘻哈》开启中国Hip-Hop时代 时间:2017-09-05 单词数:3370
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The fervor for hip-hop, which features break dancing, graffiti and rapping, is burning across the country, thanks to a talent show, The Rap of China, that premiered this summer on online video website iQiyi. Within just four hours of its debut, the show had been streamed more than 100 million times. The following episodes were viewed about 200 million times each.
Through the show’s success, previously little known rappers like Gai, PG ONE and After Journey are now trending on microblog Sina Weibo. The show has been good for business of online stores, as teenagers buy similar clothes, shoes or hats to those worn by their idols on the show.
"We will not stop with the show. We plan to organize concert tours and make people rich through hip-hop. It’s a big market," said Chen Wei, senior vice president of iQiyi and general producer of The Rap of China.
Hip-hop is a culture and art movement developed in New York City during the late 1970s. In the United States, rap is mainstream, while in the Republic of Korea (ROK), rapping has merged with local styles to create a unique style. Hip-hop first appeared in China in the early 1990s, but as a foreign culture completely different from anything Chinese, the acceptance process was long.
Chen Wei attributed the rise of rapping in China to the close relationship between hip-hop with fashion and the influence of foreign rap. Chinese rapping, perhaps unsurprisingly, has Chinese characteristics. For example, rap often features traditional musical instruments such as pipa and flute, or is delivered in regional dialects.
While critics argue that Chinese rapping is not real hip-hop, contestant and rapper Huang Xu disagreed. "I wrote songs to present my life and my own feelings, not to imitate others. Rapping can transmit positive energy too," Huang said. Another contestant PG ONE said: "Hip-hop is like an infant who did not get much attention in China. This summer, it finally learned to walk and will grow up."
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