Kris Wu Wants To Be "The Jackie Chan Of Music"
The Chinese-Canadian artist recently signed with Interscope.
As a Canadian artist of Chinese origin, Kris Wu knows that he is going to be a challenge to earn more in the American mainstream. But not only is the 27-year-old star of bets in itself, is one of Hip Hop's most legendary labels behind it."It's definitely a perfect fit [with Interscope], and we share the same vision, which is important. I always wanted to have an Asian artist to penetrate the cause which would mean a lot to them and that is what I'm trying to do," Wu said to #DXLive. "I just want to be that bridge, to bridge the East and the West, with my music. Honestly, I just want to be the Jackie Chan of music. Because no one has really done something similar in the past. When you speak of artists in China do not really think of someone who can rep [music of China] this is what I'm trying to do," he added.
With a faithful public all over the world, Wu is already blue-checkmark-certified in the music game, and a big-screen appearances in films such as the Valerian, and the City of a Thousand Planets, and xXx: Return of Xander Cage, his place in the U.S. already has a solid base. But if the fans are not in the game, however, many of his fellow artists, including Travis Scott, who blessed Wu with a feature of one of their biggest singles.
"I was in the studio working on my music, and then the homie was there and he and Travis were tight. He was tight with his team, and we were thinking of having a function in one of these tracks. I love your music. I've been a fan of his music, his melodies and that's what I love to do too — incorporating the melodic style of rap so I was with [collaboration] 100%," said Wu. "[Homie] came to him, and he came through, he stopped in the study, we went through a couple of beat styles, and he just picked 'Deserve', and did so immediately."
Scott is not the only a-Lister who gave an account of Wu's talent. Migos just jumped on a reality show, The Rap of China, an experience that made the rising star to rethink thei