Reality TV show highlights indie music in China
Following the massive success of The Rap of China, the country’s top video streaming company is trying to bring rock music to the masses. Since its launch in 2017 by Chinese streaming giant iQiyi, The Rap of China has become a cultural phenomenon, propelling previously underground rap culture to the mainstream and making stars out of several of its contestants. Other subcultures linked to hip hop – such as break dancing, graffiti and street fashion have also enjoyed a boom – and in 2018, iQiyi launched Hot Blood Dance Crew, a reality-TV street dance contest show produced by the same team behind the hiphop show, which recently returned for its third season. Chen Wei, the senior vice-presiden
Reality TV show highlights indie music in China