Scor (real name: Tim Oelrich) maneuvers through the narrow streets of Shenzhen on his bicycle. He is looking for a testing station to take the mandatory daily PCR test. The waiting lines are long, so he has to drive from one test station to the next. The red walls that will soon close off entire neighborhoods still lie in piles on the street. In TikTok videos like this one, the German rapper Scor has been regularly showing his everyday life in Shenzhen to more than 300,000 followers since March 2022. The 32-year-old’s love for this city is plain to see: Its skyline is tattooed on his forearm.
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