Update: 13:50 | 12/08/2020
Recent years have seen the rise of rap stars in Vietnamese music industry like Den Vau or Suboi, and two new reality TV dedicated to rap have shown the increasing popularity of the genre.
Rap Viet and King of Rap are the first two competitions seeking talented rappers to be aired on Vietnamese television. Both shows have been screened during prime time at the weekend since August 1.
Rap Viet gathers many famous Vietnamese rappers like Binz, Rhymastic, Suboi, Justatee, Karik, and Wowy (from left to right).
Both Rap Viet and King of Rap are adapted from foreign versions. While the first is adapted from The Rapper of Thailand, a show widely known in Asia, the second has the copyright from South Korea’s Show Me the Money rap competition.
The second episode of Rap Viet, which aired on August 8, attracted more than 576,000 concurrent viewers, a record for a reality TV show in Vietnam.
The full video of the performances of the contestants in the first episode of Rap Việt, uploaded on YouTube, has topped 19 million views up to date, while the King of Rap has reached nearly 6 million views after a week of being online.
Rap Viet features not only renowned MC Tran Thanh as host but also many famous Vietnamese rappers like JustaTee, Rhymastic, Wowy, Binz, and Suboi as judges and coaches for the show.
Meanwhile, King of Rap features talented Vietnamese rap stars over the past decade as well like Lil'Shady, LK and BigDaddy.
Rap Viet is screened at 8pm on HTV2 Channel and King of Rap is shown at 9.15pm on VTV3 every Saturday.