Your purpose in life is not always meant to be silent and as accommodating as possible. Xian Bell a rapper from the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles started his career journey as a professional athlete playing basketball overseas. After years of investing his time and energy into the sport, he realized that the well was starting to run dry and it was time to dedicate himself to music.
His love for music became a full-time job when he decided to leave his professional basketball career behind in Germany. It takes a lot of courage to leave something so guaranteed, to pursue such an unpredictable and risky career like music but Xian was willing to take the risk.
Since 2016 he has been securing the bag and been putting his all into it. He was featured on Reason’s latest album “There You Have It”. His dedication to music has helped him gain recognition from numerous media and music outlets. Joe Budden mentioned Xian on his podcast as an underrated artist that we all should be on the lookout for. The local news even mentioned him as the next star to come out of the Crenshaw District, following in the footsteps of greats such as Ice Cube and Nipsey Hussle.
It has been a journey but I think everything is finally starting to make sense for Xian. From being invited to perform at the Rolling Loud Music Festival, to having a featured billboard in his neighborhood, it’s only up from here. You know it’s real when The First Lady of L.A., Lauren London is listening to your music, a real honor.
With the continuous support and consistent music releases, he is someone that you will definitely hear more about. In the next few weeks, he will be releasing a deluxe version of his previous album “You Were in My Dreams” which will feature his newly released song, “No Concept”.