Close X


Straight outta Liaoning: Zhang Tiegang shows off her Hip Hop skills

The farmer-slash-rapper becomes a sensation overnight in China

LiFTED | Marcus Aurelius | 3 Nov 2022

Over the past three weeks, some crazy things have been happening in China. No, it’s not the news from the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Instead, it’s a farmer in a small village, Liaoning, making some waves.

Actually, Zhang Tiegang is riding some beats.

Over the past three weeks, she’s gotten more than three million views on her uploads to Douyin, China’s version of TikTok. In them, she rhymes over Hip Hop instruments for A$AP Ferg’s ‘Plain Jane,’ Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time,’ Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Freaky Girl,’ and more. The people in her comments are highly impressed by her command of English and her ability to stay on beat. One commenter called her a “Tractor on the outside, and a Ferrari on the inside,” which may be the most perfect complisault ever.

One of the other amazing features of Zhang Tiegang’s videos is that she has other villagers hanging out with her in the background. Whether they are walking by with shovels or staring blankly into the camera, it makes for oddly entertaining short clips to watch.

Check out Zhang Tiegang’s videos below.

[News from DimSum Daily]