Bloodzboi is the artist that’s giving China’s underground scene life on SoundCloud. We sat down with Bloodzboi recently and he had some interesting perspectives on himself and the underground music scene.

First things first where are you from and how old are you?

Beijing, China. I’m 24 now.

That’s amazing, tell me about your experience growing up in China. What was that like for you?

Haha just normal life. No more surprise, same as you. I was born and living in Beijing, never moved out to another place.

Who were some of your early musical influences? Who did you listen to growing up?

I listen to a lot of brit-pop and alternative rock, like Oasis, Coldplay (lol), The Stone Roses. Then I listened to hip-hop. I like dirty south more than everything at that time. When I was young I met noah23 in Canada he is a legend of cloud rap, he showed me a lot music that totally changed my life. Bllack kray, Yung Lean, Main Attrakionz. I start to dig them and feel them.

Definitely shout out Noah. At what point did you decide to start making music?

I never learn it haha just listen to a lot on SoundCloud and Bandcamp. so I start to sing my song [sic].

So after you found SoundCloud is when you started to create music, when did you first start to take it seriously?

2 years ago I think.

That’s amazing for the skill and traction you have at the moment, what’s your favourite song you’ve made or released so far?

I don’t like myself, so I don’t really have a song I think should be called “best” or “perfect”. I don’t listen to my music because almost every song I write is personal and emotional, it’s really sad to hear sometimes. But I’m starting to make some happy music haha.

That warms my heart to hear honestly. What are some of your overall goals in music?

I had some goals before because all my friends were earning a lot money from music, but after that I stopped being jealous [sic]. I know it’s my choice i don’t want to do the “commercial shit” or “star”. No one making this kind of music in China. I must be a loner.

That’s such a good wave to ride though. You’re doing amazing. Who are some artists you’d like to work with in the future? Big or small.

I want to work with Black Kray. He is God.

What’s your music process like? How long does it take you to make a song?

If i got beat i can record that in 30mins haha. I almost freestyle sing on it. Maybe i listen to it a lot [sic]. I can feel that. I don’t know how to make beats thoughh, that’s my weak point.

You’ll be on the path soon don’t worry. What would be the first thing you would do if you got filthy rich from music?

Bloodzboi – Oh I can’t imagine that I don’t have a plan to buy something. That doesn’t make me feel better. I think i will keep my life going and living better but not luxuriously.

You have the most amazing responses to my questions. Music aside for a moment what keeps you going outside of it? What do you do in your spare time?

I dont know haha I dont have a life. I dont know what I can do if I don’t sing. My parents gave me thousands of ways to choose [sic], but that’s not my road. Actually I’ve been super depressed in these years. I just keep making music and popping pills to feel alive. I do nothing else. Or i was sent to hospital again [sic].

It’s really good to hear that music keeps you grounded when you’re depressed. I know a lot of people can relate to that, especially myself. What are some of your plans for 2019 and the coming months?

Keep making more music. Collab with all my favorite artists and producers. I have a very special shoegaze album i’m working on with Darcy Baylis.

That’s gonna be so sick to hear. I know everyone is gonna be super excited for that. One of my last questions for you is what are some things you like and dislike in the underground?

I see artists helping each other and that’s never seen in China. It feels good to work with everyone. That makes me feel like I’m at home. I dislike that some people are doing things for clout.

Definitely agree with you a lot. You hit the the nail on the head. My last question is who are your top 5 favorite artists of all time?

Let me see, it’s a little hard to pick. Black Kray, James Ferraro, Sun Kil Moon, Chief Keef, American Football hahahaha

Wonderful choices honestly. Before we sign off do you have any last words or shoutouts? The floor is yours.

I want to say something about a thing that happened 2 yrs ago.

Absolutely.

When I started to make “emo rap” music, I covered a song from Lil Narnia and a song from Smrtdeath. I used Chinese to sing their melody, but didn’t credit them, even though I don’t make any money or perform them, but I totally did something wrong. Some people told them I remember that time [sic] and I apologized to them. Smrtdeath said something that I will remember forever. I learned a lot from them, but what i did is wrong. I hope nobody does it again, and i feel so happy when i know where my path is, it’s valuable.

That’s amazing honestly. Shout out @smrtdeath for that. I’m so glad you held on to those words. Absolutely use that for motivation and everyone makes mistakes so at the end of the day you’re very mature for apologizing. I would hold on to that forever.

Yes please tag him and Lil Narnia at the interview. Thank you so much, they may forget about me, but I’ll never forget my fault. Btw, shout out to all of you who support me even when you don’t understand what i’m singing. Haha.

Absolutely will do! Definitely shout out the supporters for sure. Anything else that you wanted to mention?

Not really haha. Thank you so much. I think you feel me a lot.

You can check out Bloodzboi’s most recent track below.