Surprisingly, it wasn’t a person that got X Li through all those trials. It was music. He channeled all his feelings into his craft and his newfound independence pushed him to succeed.
“I feel happy when I’m making music. It’s like air for me, I can’t live without it. My first inspiration was rock music, and I think trap music is the new wave of rock. I make music to tell people how I feel, and hopefully, motivate them too.”
X Li believes that his best music comes from dark moments. In fact, he was intent on channeling all his emotions into his sound not just for the entertainment of his listeners, but also as a healing mechanism for himself.
The rapper admits that he has come a long way from the boy who lived in China many years ago.
According to him, he has become “more mature, after I have experienced the ups and downs in my business, these difficult times turn me from a boy to a man.”
When asked about his writing process, he says that it really depends on what he has been thinking at the moment or the last couple of days. Then, he just lets all his creative emotions pour out.
“I don’t write. The creative emotions just pour out”
Thankfully, his career is not the only aspect of his life that turned around. His parents are now also very supportive of his career choice.
“I’m very grateful for them always being there for me.”