Exclusive hip-hop lounge above Tongren Lu, marked by the team of dark suits manning the barrier. Hard to get in unless you’re on the guest list, or you know someone. They redecorated in 2019, paring down to a single bar off to the side so you don't get the usual press of people looking to get a drink, freeing up space for more table-seating, added in beer pong table, and a big ol' LED screen behind the DJ. It caters mostly to the champagne-popping ABC demographic but you get a decent number of foreign college students too. Packed by midnight on a weekend.
China’s longest running Chinese rap battle, going on nearly two decades, back to when it was called Battle Grounds/Blazin' MCs. We wrote a long piece about it a few years ago. Back then, the founder said “Hip hop is very much a socialist...
The rapper/model/renaissance man sheds some light on Shanghai as the city of dreams, offers up suggestions on the best falafel to order in, and invites you to experience his ‘psychedelic’ art.
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