If you have been a follower of ThinkTaiwan for awhile, then you will know how often I post something in relation to Taiwan Rap and Taiwan Hip Hop. Some of you might even hate Taiwan Rap and wonder why I continue to feature this music on ThinkTaiwan. To be honest, I always knew in my heart that there was something special about Rap music in Taiwan.
It was difficult for me to put into words exactly how important Taiwan Rap and Hip Hop is to the great Country of Taiwan. In fact, I never liked Rap music here in the United States. Rap music in the United States has a very different purpose than does rap music in Taiwan. I will do my best to explain.
Rap music in the United States is usually created by misfits and criminals who have nothing better to do than cause trouble and hurt people, whether it be emotionally or physically. However, this is not true for Taiwan Rap music. Rap and Hip Hop music in Taiwan serves as an emotional outlet for Taiwanese youth who are upset with the way society treats each other.
Taiwan Rap music seeks to upset the “system” through music, a peaceful way of protest. Every Country in the world has its problems and issues that need to be corrected and each Country has its own way of dealing with such troubles. Taiwanese youth have discovered that Rap and Hip hop is their way to express themselves freely against any injustices they see in society.
Just a few minutes ago, I discovered a fantastic video that explains exactly what I have been feeling about Taiwan Rap for quite some time now. I literally almost jumped out of my seat when finding this really great video about the history and importance of Taiwan Rap music.
It appears that this video was done by an American who is also interested in Taiwanese culture. I would love it if you would take 7 minutes of your time to watch the video below which does a wonderful job of explaining both the history and importance of Taiwan Rap music. Be sure to “Like” the video and maybe even “Subscribe” to his Youtube Channel. Let me know what you think in the comment section below!
Jac007que’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/jac007que