Chinese-born U.S.-based rapper Bohan Phoenix is making some noise in the global hip-hop scene with his bilingual rhymes and fine blend of East and West elements in his productions.
"JALA" was a phenomenal hit, and his collab with Chinese rap group Higher Brothers on "No Hook" has reached over 1.2 million views on YouTube. Billboard Radio China sat down with the rising rapper at our Hong Kong studio before his debut show at Clockenflap music festival in November to talk about his music, views on cultural hip-hop and upcoming plans in 2019.
Born in China and moved to New York at 11, Bohan was exposed to hip-hop early on and cites Eminem as his musical inspiration. "I was so inspired by the movie 8 Mile and impressed by how Eminem was able to stand out, especially in an all-black environment back then," Bohan shared. "He is the gateway for so many people."