Wednesday, February 25, 2009

East Meets West? Chinese Rap Not Exactly Gangsta

I believe this is my first post that deals with a foreign language. I doubt that it'll be my last.
Victor Mair at Language Log has posted a video of a rap out of Beijing. His comments about it have to do with Chinese pronunciation. If you have some interest in Chinese, you might find all that interesting. Regardless, this is a neat song. Mair translates the lyrics of the song, but I suggest you listen first before you read. Although I admit that my exposure to rap in the US is extremely limited, but I don't think this is the kind of piece you'd hear around here today.