Soft Lipa, born Tu Chen-hsi, emerges from the internet by writing original rap parody. As these songs went viral, he joined independent record label KAO!INC., and has become a household name among Mandarin rap circles. He is now a rapper and producer and considers himself a poet and artist. In 2020, he established the “Self Centered Studio,” which focuses on his own music productions, and released a new album “Home Cookin.” Experimentally, it does not launch on online streaming platforms, nor does it enter the retail market, but only on its own website and in pop-up stores. However, the pandemic has impacted the sale of the album as soon as it was released, and it is still struggling for publicity.
The artist has constructed a personal world, both magical and intimate. From heaven with soaring deities to the fiery purgatory, this is a journey of freedom and void. Buddha is a Buddhist term that refers to the process of people wholeheartedly seeking to enter the way of Buddhism. In this work, Tu Chen-hsi attempts to lead the audiences with breakpoints and breakbeats, escaping from suffering and entering the blissful paradise of music.