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    The Rise of the Feminist Rap Game in Vietnam

    “Hip-hop is revolution.” That’s why Hàng Lâm Trang Anh, a young phenom from Ho Chi Minh City, is one of a growing number of Vietnamese women who are finding their voice, and success, in rap. Though the country’s known for sickly-sweet ballads, the angry, staccato flows of hip-hop allow these women to get political, with lyrics railing against gender discrimination and wage inequality. So far they’ve avoided Vietnam’s censors — though their massive, fanatical social media followings may make them increasingly difficult to ignore.

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