This video is from around 2004. It features several different rappers including Vanquish, Gee, TG, and Desant. Each is rapping about his home district, or neighborhood – which are all identified by number.

This is one of the videos that helped Gee make a name for himself in the UB hip hop scene. He is the only one in this video who hails from the ‘Ger District’, the poor neighborhoods that surround UB. It’s name refers to the gers (or yurts) that people have pitched after moving to UB from the countryside. Estimates vary, but some say up to 70% of Ulaanbaatar inhabitants reside in the Ger District. The rest live in apartment complexes toward the center of the city and a few live in large houses on the south side of town.

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