|When I grew up, I like hip hop
However, when I grew up, the music I listened to became
broader. I like hip hop and R&B from my friend's
recommendation. When I first listened to it, I was already feeling
it. Each kind of music has a different taste into it. Hip hop will
make you want to dance after listening to it. R&B makes you
feel very "tasty," like red wine, in which you have to
slowly enjoy it. Because few sing these two kinds of music
in Hong Kong, that's why I chose to approach this direction. So
it's easy to see why people think this is dangerous. But I don't
think it's true. Because the fans now can handle anything.
Naturally entered the media without plan
Also, a lot of people asked me if I had planned my entering
the music industry in 2000. I can tell you all, that I did not
plan when I would enter the media, when I would release my album.
Everything just happened naturally. I was still in a testing and
trying mod, when I was invited to be in a credit card's commercial
directed by Leon Lai. I finally decided to get involve with the
media when I did that commercial with Cecilia Cheng. At that time,
I had so much to do, like learning martial arts, and singing and
dancing. When you guys hear this, you might be scratching your
head and thinking, why did he learn martial arts? Besides for the
movie, Gen Y Cops, it will also help me in the future for
any action movies, and it'll help my dancing skills, too. There
would not be an answer, if you were to ask me whether I like to
sing or make movies better. Because I like them both, and both of
them have a lot of opportunities for me.
The most important thing is to be Edison Chen
I don't think things have changed much
after I entered the media industry. I used to love to collect
basketball cards before, but my interest in that is fading ever
since I became a singer. On the other hand, I like to collect CDs
now. I like to listen to any kind of CDs, rather it is native
singers or foreign ones. And my work's principle is to do
everything 100%. A lot of people have been saying that I have a
lot of supporters, such as Jackie Chan and Leslie Cheng. But I
think it all depends on whether I have put all my effort out.
Because the person on stage singing, dancing is Edison Chen. Big
Bro (Jackie Chan) and Bro (Leslie Cheng) are not going to replace
my performance on stage. That's why I'm going to take advantage of
everything before me.