Today we got a special feature at Lo-Fi Culture! Jinsang, a staple in Lo-Fi Hip Hop with albums like “Solitude” and “Life” have made Jinsang’s name known within the Lo-Fi Hip Hop community. Featured on channels like STEEZYASFUCK, 1171domino, Axian, and 88 Rising, Jinsang is able to make world-wide influence through his take on music. Jinsang’s “Solitude“, a 51-minute album has over 5 million views and one of his most popular songs “affection” is almost at 8 million– both can be found on the Youtube platform. Jinsang plays a large part of this upcoming musical genre and has a generally positive view on the Lo-Fi Hip Hop culture. According to his Tweet earlier this year, this is the analytical status of his efforts in 2017 (Spotify).
*Listen to Jinsang while reading this short interview!
On that note, let’s begin this week’s short interview!
What is your full name?
My full name is Benjamin Tran
How old were you when you decided your music career was important enough to pursue?
I first started making beats just as I was finishing my first year of high school, so I was around fifteen.
How did you come up with the name Jinsang?
To be honest, It’s probably what you wouldn’t expect, haha. It was really just me reading off the ingredients off a tea and ginseng was in it. I just messed with the name spelling.
What is your daily schedule like?
Nothing special. I usually like to get up in the mornings, (I hate to oversleep) and get some goals done for the day, be it in school or beats. Most of the time I’m just schooling, at home, or just hanging around my city. I don’t really do much outside of that.
What contributed to you and your success as a musician?
I gotta thank the community for putting me out there. All the promotional channels on Youtube along with fans spreading my work has got me where I am today. I will always be grateful for that.
Where do you find inspiration to create beats? What is your creation process like?
I find inspiration in my peers and a lot of the producer greats that I have looked up to since I started. For me, I kind of gotta have to be in a right state of mind and mood. But of course, you can’t always rely on that so I’ve been pushing myself to consistently create things with quality. I hate to put out something that’s like half baked.
What is your current opinion on the genre lo-fi hip hop ?
The lo-fi community is a great one. I’ve never seen a genre where people are tightly knit and people supporting each other as we all grow as artists.
What’s the number one mistake in lo-fi hip hop that you see now?
One mistake I’ve seen with the community is there are some who are too caught up trying to mimic another artist or trying to gain numbers (like followers). It does nothing but saturate the genre and gives a lack of originality/quality. I believe this can apply to other genres of music, not just lo-fi.
‘Thanks for the interview! I’ve got some new stuff coming up soon, stay around.’
END OF INTERVIEW
That’s it for this week’s short interview! If you love the sound and want to keep up with great music then you should show Jinsang some love by following him 🙂 Be sure to check out the links below to catch up with Jinsang.
(click on these handles to open a tab to Jinsang’s page)
Check out Jinsang’s social media life!
On April 20th, 2018, Jinsang was featured at a music event in Los Angeles called “On the Pulse” as a special guest. Playing a live performance in front of hundreds of people made it a night to remember. There, he shared the stage with many talented artists at a sold out venue. They even gave out free souvenirs to the music-goers as a special thanks for coming to the show.
Jinsang also just dropped a full album with Juicebox! Listen to it on Youtube here. Give it a listen and feel free to tell us your favorite song from it!
It was an honor to have Benjamin featured on our site so please send some love over to his social media and keep sharing his music with the world.
Thank you all again for stopping by! Let us know who you would like to hear next from in future interviews and we will do our best to make it happen.