CHINA BANS HIP-HOP ARTISTS AND THOSE WITH TATTOOS FROM TV
It's a wrap for rap in China.
The communist country has banned all hip-hop from the airwaves. A Chinese news portal called Sina reported that the following will be censored: "tattoo artists, hip-hop culture, subculture (non-mainstream culture) and funeral culture (decadent culture)." It's so intense that Chinese rapper PG One had to apologize for a track he made in 2015 called "Christmas Eve," for claims it encouraged drug use and was disrespectful to woman.
This news follows the re-election of President Xi Jinping who promised to "tighten his grip" and establish "total control." China's internet is still referred to as the "Great Firewall" and residents cannot access Facebook, Twitter, nor Youtube.