PBS NewsHour

American rapper taps into the flow of China’s economy

Clip: 01/15/2015 | 6m 43s

A Fulbright scholar studying in China found an unusual calling for his language skills and economics knowledge: writing and performing bilingual raps about Chinese development and inequality in Beijing comedy clubs. With songs like “Mo Money, Mo Fazhan” and “Laowai Style,” Jesse Appell’s “macro-raps” became a standup sensation. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Aired: 01/15/15

Rating: NR

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