Chinese has banned the hip-hop culture and artists with tattoos from appearing on the television shows.
The new TV rules set by the State Administration of Press, publication, Radio, Film, and Television of The People’s Republic of China (SARPPRFT) said that “artists with tattoos, hip-hop culture, sub-culture or any dispirited culture should not feature on the TV Shows.”
After the new rules launched, many rappers and artists are affected by the regulations. For example, GAI the winner of “The Rap of China” is removed from a singing contest shows. After he is removed from the show, there is no official explanation for this action.
Last summer, “The Rap of China” aroused people attention on the hip-hop culture in China. But now, after the new regulations launched the whole situation are changed. It seems China needs more time to understand the meaning of hip-hop.