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(Washington Post)   Taiwan's most popular rapper drops a new track about being a corrupt eunuch in the ancient Chinese imperial court. Totally gangsta, THAT's how you keep it REAL, yo   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-12-27 01:14:33 PM  
Well that's very ballsy of him, or not.

Actually I wonder if this is one of those situations where since direct criticism of China's government is censored, this is a way to sneak a poltical complaint about current government corruption onto the mainland airwaves past the censors
 
2012-12-27 01:26:33 PM  
Old and busted: Satirical K-pop
New craze: Satirical T-pop?
 
2012-12-27 01:36:49 PM  
http://youtu.be/FbqBv7Tz1QY

Properly:
周杰倫【公公偏頭痛 官方完整
 
2012-12-27 01:40:17 PM  
Unix
 
2012-12-27 01:51:30 PM  
Eunuchs can be devious bastards.

/Every scene these two exchange verbal blows is awesome
 
2012-12-27 02:00:20 PM  

Magorn: Well that's very ballsy of him, or not.

Actually I wonder if this is one of those situations where since direct criticism of China's government is censored, this is a way to sneak a poltical complaint about current government corruption onto the mainland airwaves past the censors


It's Taiwan. Unless you meant direct criticism of the Republic of China instead of People's republic.
 
2012-12-27 02:12:09 PM  

RexTalionis: Magorn: Well that's very ballsy of him, or not.

Actually I wonder if this is one of those situations where since direct criticism of China's government is censored, this is a way to sneak a poltical complaint about current government corruption onto the mainland airwaves past the censors

It's Taiwan. Unless you meant direct criticism of the Republic of China instead of People's republic.


No, I meant that I'd imagine that stuff from Taiwan probably reaches the mainland and this might be a way to do a protest song that people on the mainland actually get to hear.  The relationship between the PRC and the ROC has always struck me as being a more hostile and militant  version of the US-Canada dynamic
 
2012-12-27 02:24:56 PM  
Corrupt eunuchs? Just reload the kernel!
 
2012-12-27 02:59:09 PM  
Well it's certainly subject matter you don't hear about much in rap...
 
2012-12-27 04:07:58 PM  
Hey remember when that Taiwanese rapper had that one song? Me too - thats' why I'm so excited by this story!
 
2012-12-27 05:57:40 PM  
well this will certainly change the nonvirlie stereotype of asian men
 
2012-12-28 01:03:59 AM  
I think he's more a pop star than rapper though I guess he is rapping that song. He has songs about tea, his grandparents, etc ... and they're all really good. I really love his music.
 
2012-12-28 01:56:09 AM  
The only Taiwanese rapper I know of is MC HotDog, and he's terrible.

Chinese is a weird language for rap.
 
2012-12-28 07:55:18 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: http://youtu.be/FbqBv7Tz1QY

Properly:
周杰倫【公公偏頭痛 官方完整


That black outfit with the brightly colored printed top is beautiful. I have no idea what's going on... at one point, the king gives the eunuch some gold, but the gold turns out to be chocolate? Is that a metaphor about greed or about impotency or something else?

One of the eunuchs looks eurasian.. what's up with that?

There's a fat concubine, she's cute.

Overall, I wouldn't mind watching a historical drama done up in these costumes for a minute.
 
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