Pictured above is Vancouver native, Boslen
By: Jonas Lauzon, Ethan Tong, Reis Moulton
I: WELCOME BACK TO STCB PODCAST today we’d like to welcome Vancouver’s very own Boslen! Boslen is an upcoming rapper making a huge name for himself in such a short period of time.Thank you so much for taking the time to sit down with us.
B: Thanks for having me. It’s a pleasure to be here.
I: We saw you perform in Vancouver at the “2019 Breakout summer festival” hosted at the PNE as well as the “AMS BBQ” that took place at UBC. The crowds looked amazing. We can easily say those were two of our favourite concerts ever! What did you think about the experiences?
B: Yeah it was really something else. I can’t explain the exhilarating feeling of seeing my name “Boslen” on a list next to stars like A$AP Ferg and Young Thug and having thousands of people dancing with you to your music. It felt amazing having that much support from my fans and it was a very humbling experience.
I: We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and you’re very appreciative of your fans. Would you say they influence things that you do specifically with your music?
B: Of course, obviously they’re the only reason any of this is possible. Without them I’d still be making beats at my moms house and trying to play rugby even after 2 terrible injuries. You’d think I’d have learned my lesson haha but I never stop at anything I’m passionate about. That’s just me, Boslen .
I: Boslen, we know you’re from Chilliwack, B.C. originally. How was the transition coming to Vancouver at a relatively young age.
B: It was a very different experience not even just the environment but the hunger. Coming up was hard and I feel like everyone wanted it just as much as I did. It wasn’t about making it out of the city it was about being at the top of it.
I: Tell us about your new project “BLACK LOTUS” that you just released. Are you happy with the success of it?
B: Yes I can say that I’m very satisfied with the outcome. It was an adventure. Writing and recording the tape took me six months and all I could focus on was the album and making it my best project to date. I barely stopped working on it and when I did it was to eat and sleep.
I: While you were working on it what were your days like? Was the “Hip-Hop” aspect of it what you intended? We know that prior to this project your last project in 2018 “Motionless II”, definitely had more of an R&B vibe to it.
B: Every day we’d wake up, work on it, eat, then sleep. Some days we’d have our first meal at 8 at night. It was tough but all worth it in the outcome. After my success with my hiphop-esque singles (Hidden Nights, Eye for an Eye) in early 2019 it showed how much I was capable of and what I could do in the hiphop industry.
I: Well Boslen we appreciate you for coming today and we hope to follow up with you soon. Make sure to support a local hip-hop artist and check out “BLACK LOTUS” now out on all streaming platforms.
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