The next in RADII’s monthly series of events at ALL — and our last for 2019 — will be another live recording of Culture Editor Josh Feola’s B-Side China podcast. Since June, Josh has camped out in front of ALL’s DJ booth with multimedia artist Jiafeng, producer Alex Wang, animator Miao Jing, comic artist Krish Raghav, and graphic designer Wu Qingyu for freeform chats about music, art, culture and creativity in today’s China.
For our next B-Side event Josh is joined by Dana “Showtyme” Burton, a Detroit native who moved to Shanghai in 1999 and has subsequently become an integral part of China’s burgeoning hip hop community. Via his Iron Mic battle series, which will hold its 18th edition on December 6, Burton has had a front-row seat in shaping two decades of hip hop hopefuls, including more than a few future Rap of China contestants.
As Zev Love X once said, “judge trees by the fruits and the deepness of the roots“; on Wednesday, December 4 RADII will sit down with Dana to pick his brain on the roots and fruits of Chinese hip hop in the post-Rap of China era. Who are the heroes? (Hint: Sbazzo.) Who are the villains? (Hint: 88rising.) Where has Chinese hip hop been, where is it now, and where is it going? RADII did a seven-hour interview with Dana about this at the end of November, and will break a piece off that knowledge next week at ALL ahead of Iron Mic 18.
When Wednesday, December 4, 8pm
Where ALL (2F, 17 Xiangyang Bei Lu,near Changle Lu)
How much FREE
Note Discussion will be held in English.
Learn more about Iron Mic and the early roots of Chinese hip hop:
The History of Rap in China, Part 1: Early Roots and Iron Mics (1993-2009)
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