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How a Rich Chinese Kid Became an Upcoming Rap Star


Published on May 21, 2020

Xinyi Li, the famous yet upcoming Toronto rapper known by his stage name ‘X Li’, is becoming a chart-topper as days pass. This is happening after releasing his single rap track titled: Wangleta. The upcoming rap artist is currently going from strength to strength as he continues becoming a household rap name as each day pass. This is due to his level of lyrical prowess and bars that he always spits whenever he holds a microphone. He is a rich kid and was born with a silver spoon, making him draw a great affinity for rap music as he grows. As a young kid who was born in Mainland China, he was fortunate to have rich parents who took care of him until he comes of age.

Back in Mainland, X Li, the Wangaleta crooner, started developing an undying love for music in general as he started listening to rock music back in the day. While growing up in China, his favorite artist was mainly Linken Park. Before he clocked 12 years old and eventually left China for Canada, his parents started noticing a great leap in his love for music, and by the time he was 13 years old, he started listening to hip hop music. He grew up to draw inspiration from the likes of Jay Z, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, 50 Cents, and host of other great rap artists. Since then, his dream has always centered on becoming a popular yet international Chinese rapper.

However, X Li’s parents have always disapproved of him becoming a rapper as they think he is cut out for other things and not rap music. For sticking to his gun of becoming a rapper, he was kicked out of the Chinese school he once attended back in China. His class teachers always claimed he was an outlaw, revolutionary in behavior, and could eventually influence other students; hence he has to leave the Chinese School. He was also reported not to always listen to the teachers and found it hard to follow the rules and orders.
“My passion for music didn’t start yesterday. It started a long time ago as I have always been inspired by rock music. I used to listen to the music of Linken Park and get inspired,” said X Li while addressing a group of music journalists. “Music for me is like air, I can’t live without it, and that is the reason I am gradually becoming a popular Chinese artist and a household name in the whole of Toronto, Canada.” He concluded.

Few years back, X Li was an unknown Chinese artist who was in total limbo as far as Chinese hip-hop is concerned. Now those into rap genre no doubt caught his verses on Wangleta. The track was written and composed by X Li and the official video was directed by the popular director David Del Rosario and X Li. The track was also edited by David Del Rosario. The Wangleta audio is currently getting airtime on various radio stations across Canada. The official music video, on the other hand, can be viewed on YouTube.

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