If you haven't heard of Bohan Phoenix, we did a Shanghai Famous
on him, and picked JALA as the spiciest Chinese release
of 2017. The Hubei-born, New-York-raised, recent returnee indie rapper is part of the rising tide of Chinese hip-hop artists carving out a niche in a busy, treacherous industry. He just dropped his new EP YAODE
last night, and in anticipation of his Overseas Tour stop
at Arkham on Thursday, we got in touch to ask about belonging, representation, appropriation and whether Chinese hip-hop is even a thing.