Chinese Government Is Trying To Ban Hip-Hop and Tattoos From TV

Reports suggest Hip-Hop music is coming under fire in China.

(AllHipHop News) Government leaders in China are making moves to ban hip-hop music from television and radio airwaves.

Authorities with the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television of the People’s Republic of China are attempting to stop the spread of the genre and other forms of expression they have deemed vulgar.

According to state-run Xinhua News, television broadcast stations are being advised not to feature any artist with tattoos, and to cool it with the Hip Hop performances.

The news comes after a pair of raunchy performances by hip-hop artists PG One and GAI, which were condemned by the Communist Party.

The crackdown comes as China experiences an explosion of hip-hop culture in the country, as groups like Higher Brothers are finding international success, while the show "Rap of China" has dominated television ratings over the past year.

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GOOD, sounds like a country looking out for their future.


Those Higher Brothers be putting in that work! Gotta give them dudes some props; as they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and they are embracing the hip hop culture. Much like in the 50's, 60's Elvis, Beatles, Stones, Doobie Brothers also embraced our Rock & Roll, Soul, and before that Jazz and Blues sound.