In addition to another six hours of short films, experimental films, documentaries and full-length films, BigScreen 2007's third day will feature its second of three special musical performances when bilingual hiphop duo Rap Republic (说唱共和国) takes the stage at 8 pm at Yuansheng Studio.
One of Kunming's newer and most interesting musical acts, Rap Republic is composed of MC/producer and Kunming native Tang Renti and Kunming resident alien Mike Wind. In recent months the group has released a well-received demo (with a new album expected in early 2008) and was one of the show stealers at the Kunming Outdoor Music Festival.
Tang Renti's smoke-'em-if-you-got-'em beats explore a wide range of moods and styles — it's no stretch to say that he has emerged as one of the top hiphop producers in China. Mike Wind's solid vocals and stage presence are complemented by Tang's unique flow. The back-and-forth between Chinese and English lyrics - both MCs are bilingual - creates one of the most unique and accessible hiphop shows on the mainland.
DIY Music page, which features several ready-to-listen MP3s.
—>Rap Republic plays at 8:00 tonight at Yuansheng Studio, which is located next to TCG Nordica in the center of The Loft (创库) art compound at 101 Xiba Lu, next to the Baiyao Chang (白药厂) bus stop.© Copyright 2005-2020 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.