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by By Adrienne Mong (Msnbc.com) At least twice a week, Wu Ying goes to a local gym in western Beijing to work out. She joins a group of girlfriends and the occasional guy, and for...

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by Stephen Armstrong (The Times, London) The rapper Kirby Lee is trying to define his flow, his style, what makes his music stand out from hip-hop’s global shout of ghetto ambition. “Lyrically, we ain’t no...

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Interview with Dana Burton, a hip hop promoter in China....

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It’s A Hip Hop World

October 25, 2007 | Comments

Jeff Chang breaks down the implications of globalization in hip hop with a visit to the Iron Mic emcee contests on Shanghai. ...

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Chinese freestyle battle

October 24, 2007 | Comments

Iron Mix 2007 Shanghai battle between MC Jverson (Shanghai) and MC Yung Kin (Beijing)....

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Fresh out of college, American Dana Burton arrived in China to bring hip-hop to the Middle Kingdom. Now, eight years later, he’s become the godfather of hip-hop in the most populous country in the world....

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