Beijing-based hip hop group, Dragon Blue Tongue, is performing in London this week for Chinese Now, a touring pre-Olympics festival celebrating Chinese culture.
But the tame subjects of their songs set them apart from hip hop groups outside of China. From Reuters UK:
They’ve got the attitude, the swagger and the baggy jeans but instead of rapping about violence and sex, Chinese hip hop group, Dragon Blue Tongue, sing about…cooking.
According to 24-year old Li Jun Ju, who goes by the stage name Kirby Lee:
“We are not gangsters and we do not call a woman ‘bitch’ or ‘ho’,” Lee said about their squeaky clean lyrics. “That’s not my cup of tea.”
Just to be sure, the groups record label, KKP Productions, monitors their lyrics for subversive content.