China Has Completely Banned Hip-Hop From All Media 

I can’t imagine a world without Nas, Tupac and Biggie (best three rappers of all time IMO.)

But this is what the good people of China are being faced with after the government band hip-hop.

China has also cracked down on hip-hop culture altogether.

It has prohibited actors with tattoos from appearing in the media as part of a move to oust “low taste content.”

The new law was announced by Gao Changli, the publicity department director at the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT).

China Has Completely Banned Hip-Hop From All Media 
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”Absolutely do not use actors whose heart and morality are not aligned with the party and whose morality is not noble,” he said.

“Absolutely do not use actors who are tasteless, vulgar and obscene.”

“Absolutely do not use actors whose ideological level is low and have no class. Absolutely do not use actors with stains, scandals and problematic moral integrity.”

China Has Completely Banned Hip-Hop From All Media 

Chinese news outlet Sina reported that the regulator now “specifically requires that programs should not feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip hop culture, sub-culture and dispirited culture.”

Hip hop artists Wang Hao, known as “PG One” and Zhou Yan, known as “GAI”, both won popular television show “Rap of China. “

But both artists have been sanctioned in recent weeks for “bad behaviour” or content at odds with Communist Party values.

China Has Completely Banned Hip-Hop From All Media 

PG One was forced to apologise for lewd lyrics, which critics said were insulting to women and encouraged the use of drugs.

Last July, Beijing’s Municipal Bureau of Culture said it was “not appropriate” for Justin Bieber to tour in China because previous performances there had created “public dissatisfaction.”

Meanwhile citizens reacted with anger to the hip-hop ban and flooded Chinese social media with their outrage.

“How can a government with high culture have such childish logic?” one user wrote on Weibo — China’s equivalent of Twitter.

Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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