An audition for The Rap of China in Los Angeles. The show helped elevate rap music in China, reaching more than three billion views in its first season. Photo: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Chinese reality-TV hip-hop show The Rap of China taps Los Angeles to find its next star and get its mojo back

  • The show was an instant success when it launched, and put Chinese hip hop on the map, but lost ground after rappers started self-censoring.
  • The Rap of China show has been holding auditions in LA, and will also travel to Australia and Malaysia to find talent
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An audition for The Rap of China in Los Angeles. The show helped elevate rap music in China, reaching more than three billion views in its first season. Photo: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS
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Mongolian rapper Mrs M talks about collaborating with overseas artists and rapping in English and Mandarin.

Breakout queen of Mongolian hip hop Mrs M on rapping in English and touring overseas

  • Ulan Bator is the hub of Mongolia’s vibrant hip hop scene and Mrs M is leading the charge
  • Her first single in English comes out this month and she is starting to tour overseas
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Mongolian rapper Mrs M talks about collaborating with overseas artists and rapping in English and Mandarin.
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