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Rapper Kafe Hu sits in his neighborhood teahouse in Chengdu. The 30-year-old says the city's laid-back culture is one of the reasons the metropolis of 14 million people has become the epicenter for Chinese rap music. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Chengdu Emerges As A New Home For Chinese Hip-Hop

In the capital city of Sichuan province, rappers are channeling frustrations about China's education system, economy and the treatment of ethnic outsiders into their music.

The Difference Bahwee
Apartment 89 Bahwee
Double 07 (Instrumental) The Alchemist

Rapper Kafe Hu sits in his neighborhood teahouse in Chengdu. The 30-year-old says the city's laid-back culture is one of the reasons the metropolis of 14 million people has become the epicenter for Chinese rap music. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Chengdu Emerges As A New Home For Chinese Hip-Hop

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Hope and Reality Kafe Hu
Contact Eric Lau
Surrounds Anatole
Like Deep Water Anatole feat. Olafur Arnalds
Can't Let Go, Juno Kishi Bashi
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