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Rap keeps emerging in Vietnam despite challenges

Tuesday, April 07, 2015, 18:13 GMT+7
Rap keeps emerging in Vietnam despite challenges

Noted Vietnamese rappers have continued springing up in recent years, adding new breath and vivacity to the local rap arena, which is however faced with immense obstacles.

According to local rap forums, the music genre began to take a firmer foothold in Vietnam between 1997 and 2005 after encountering countless hurdles in its initial days.

The number of Vietnamese rappers proliferated during that time thanks to the Internet boom and low-cost studio recording services.

However, the rap music scene back then was plagued by spontaneous, disoriented growth.

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