This spot reserved for the hip hop DJs, lyrical MCs and reggae groups that got soul. Hip Hop exploded across the globe in the past 20 years and Asia felt the boom. Here is a list of Taiwanese artists that embrace urban sounds and take influence from hip hop, RnB, reggae and funk and turn it out in their own Taiwanese flavor. Some artists like MC HotDog emulate popular Black music styles and rap about themes relating to daily life on their island. Others like Kou Chou Ching wish to infuse hip hop and RnB with local samples consequently making their own mark on the genre. Through hip hop, reggae was introduced and an interest in Jamaican music took hold when Taipei's top female DJ released a mix album with a heavy reggae vibe. Now, rather than copying well-known styles, Taiwanese musicians are introducing more and more local sounds and samples to their hip hop and reggae endeavors.
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