Bohan Phoenix / Jachary
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 8:00 PM
Bohan Phoenix was born in a China’s Hubei province and immigrated to the US at 11, unable to speak a word of English. He took a liking to hip hop instantly and learned the language quickly by rapping along with just about anything he could get his hands on. Today Bohan is an anomaly in music- a fixture in both the US and Chinese music scenes, whose lyrical blend of Mandarin and English reflects his dual identity and aim to bridge the gap between the two cultures he calls his own.
Despite courtship from big budget labels or TV game shows known for manufacturing the cookie cutter pop stars of the past, Bohan continues to push towards the future on his own terms, boldly cultivating a sound of his own, and in turn, the future of hip hop in China and beyond.
This year, Bohan embarked on his 15-city headline JALA Tour, hitting all major and secondary markets in China as well as Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. The tour is presented in partnership with Beats by Dre, YouKu and XiaMi and follows the Chinese New Years release of his JALA EP, whose title track and video premiered with The FADER and 88rising. The release features two of China’s most promising musical exports: Chengdu trap stars the Higher Brothers and founder of China’s signature underground electronic label Do Hits, Howie Lee. JALA was met with critical acclaim and was included on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Apple Music’s Hot Tracks, garnered a spotlight on Revolt, interviews on Bandcamp Daily, Magnetic Mag and a Boiler Room and Fendi performance during New York Fashion Week alongside Migos, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin.