Chinese hip hop star Gai was crowned champion of reality show The Rap of China in 2017 together with fellow rapper PG One. Photo: iQiyi Chinese hip hop star Gai was crowned champion of reality show The Rap of China in 2017 together with fellow rapper PG One. Photo: iQiyi
Chinese hip hop star Gai was crowned champion of reality show The Rap of China in 2017 together with fellow rapper PG One. Photo: iQiyi

The rise of Gai, Chinese hip hop icon and The Rap of China winner who went from contestant to judge on the hit reality show

  • Gai – real name Zhou Yan – was once infamous for videos such as Gangsta in which he raps about the Chinese mafia while waving knives at the camera
  • Now he prefers patriotic imagery and traditional Chinese elements, and wants to inspire youngsters as a judge on the show he won in 2017

Topic |   Hip hop in China
Chinese hip hop star Gai was crowned champion of reality show The Rap of China in 2017 together with fellow rapper PG One. Photo: iQiyi Chinese hip hop star Gai was crowned champion of reality show The Rap of China in 2017 together with fellow rapper PG One. Photo: iQiyi
Chinese hip hop star Gai was crowned champion of reality show The Rap of China in 2017 together with fellow rapper PG One. Photo: iQiyi
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