Blxst
Birth nameMatthew Dean Burdette
Born (1992-09-17) September 17, 1992 (age 29)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2014–present
Labels
Websiteblxst.com

Matthew Dean Burdette (born September 17, 1992),[2] known professionally as Blxst (pronounced „blast“), is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Los Angeles, California.[3] His record label Evgle partnered with Red Bull Records for the release of his debut EP No Love Lost on September 4, 2020, spawning the hit single „Chosen“ featuring Tyga and Ty Dolla Sign.[4] He released his debut album, Before You Go on April 22, 2022.

Early life

Burdette grew up in South Central Los Angeles and began rapping and producing shortly after he finished high school.[5]

Career

2014–2021: No Love Lost and Sixtape series

Blxst launched his music career with a hip hop collective called TIU Muzic, where he gained experience in the music industry and gathered a local following. In 2014, Blxst produced „Do Yo Gudda (Remix)“ by Hitta J3 featuring Kendrick Lamar, YG, and Problem.[6] In 2015, he founded his label Evgle, and became a creative director for his graphic design and music videos.[7] Blxst released his first song „Who Would’ve Thought“ in 2016, with a string of independent singles in 2018 including a collaboration with Eric Bellinger. In 2019, he released his first solo hit single called „Hurt“, with millions of streams.[8] On August 28, 2019, he released a collaboration EP with Bino Rideaux titled Sixtape.[9]

In 2020, Evgle partnered with Red Bull Records for the release of his debut EP No Love Lost on September 4, with singles „Overrated“, „No Love Lost“, and „Be Alone“.[10] The EP peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The deluxe edition was released on December 4, with additional features from Ty Dolla Sign, Tyga, Dom Kennedy, and Bino Rideaux.[11] On March 12, 2021, he released a two-track EP titled Just for Clarity, including „Don’t Forget“ featuring Drakeo the Ruler and „Fck Boys“ featuring Russ.[12] That same year, he was listed on the annual XXL Freshman Class. On July 16, Blxst released Sixtape 2 with Bino Rideaux.[13]

2021–present: Before You Go

On December 3, 2021, Blxst released the single „About You“, with the music video being released on January 26, 2022.[14] He released another single on March 3 titled „Sometimes“ featuring Zacari.[15] On April 22, 2022, Blxst released his debut album, Before You Go.[16] On May 13, Blxst appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, on the song „Die Hard“ with Amanda Reifer.[17]

Artistry

Blxst grew up listening to West Coast hip hop with influences from Ryan Leslie, Pharrell Williams, and Kanye West. His musical style has been compared to West Coast rapping and singing hybrids such as Ty Dolla Sign and Nate Dogg.[18][19]

Discography

Studio albums

TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
US
[20]
Before You Go
  • Released: April 22, 2022
  • Label: Evgle, Red Bull
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
90

Extended plays

TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
US
Heatseekers
NLD
[21]
No Love Lost
  • Released: September 4, 2020
  • Label: Evgle, Red Bull
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
3
[22]
69
Just for Clarity
  • Released: March 12, 2021
  • Label: Evgle, Red Bull
  • Format: Digital Download, streaming

Collaboration albums

TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
US
[23]
Sixtape
(with Bino Rideaux)
  • Released: August 28, 2019
  • Label: Evgle, Out the Blue
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Sixtape 2
(with Bino Rideaux)
  • Relealed: July 16, 2021
  • Label: Evgle, Out the Blue, Red Bull, Def Jam
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
117

Singles

As lead artist

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[24]
CAN
[25]
IRE
[26]
NLD
[21]
NZ
[27]
SWE
Heat.

[28]
UK
[29]
„Headshots“2018Non-album single
„Act Like You Know“
„Nothin‘ 2 Somethin‘ “
„Can I“
(featuring Eric Bellinger)
„Hurt“2019No Love Lost
„Slip & Slide“
(featuring 1TakeJay)
Non-album single
„Savage“
(with Bino Rideaux)
Sixtape
„Selfish“
(with Bino Rideaux)
2020
„Overrated“No Love Lost
„No Love Lost“
„Be Alone“
Chosen
(featuring Tyga and Ty Dolla Sign)
20215194768729442
„Don’t Forget“
(featuring Drakeo the Ruler)
Just for Clarity
„Fck Boys“
(featuring Russ)
„Movie“
(with Bino Rideaux)
Sixtape 2
„One of Them Ones“
(with Bino Rideaux)
„About You“[A]Before You Go
„Sometimes“
(with Zacari)
2022[B]

As featured artist

List of singles as a featured artist, showing year released and album name
TitleYearAlbum
„I Ain’t Perfect“
(Mozzy featuring Blxst)
2020Beyond Bulletproof
„Brand New“
(Bino Rideaux featuring Blxst)
OUTSIDE
„Streets Ain’t Safe“[32]
(Mozzy featuring Blxst)
Occupational Hazard
„Perfect Timing“[33]
(YG and Mozzy featuring Blxst)
2021Kommunity Service
„Chose Me“
(Blueface featuring Blxst)
Fan or Opp
„One Shot“
(Murda Beatz featuring Blxst and Wale)
2022Keep God First 2
„Nice“[34]
(Young T & Bugsey featuring Blxst)
Truth Be Told
Peru (Remix)
(Fireboy DML featuring Blxst and 21 Savage)
Non-album single
„Wait Too Long“
(Buddy featuring Blxst)
Superghetto

Other charted songs

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[35]
US
R&B/HH

[36]
US
R&B

[37]
CAN
[38]
NZ
[39]
WW
[40]
„Go to War“
(with Snoop Dogg)
2021[C]Snoop Dogg Presents Algorithm
„Still OMW“2022[D]Before You Go
„Every Good Girl“[E]
„Any Given Sunday“
(Kehlani featuring Blxst)
22Blue Water Road
„Die Hard“
(with Kendrick Lamar and Amanda Reifer)
541575Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
„—“ denotes a recording that did not chart.

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
„Gotta Go“[43]2018Blaq ThompsonN/A
„Straight“[44]D.Woo, Kent JonesN/A
„Feeling My Vibe“[45]2019Blaq ThompsonN/A
„Midnight“[46]Joe Maynor, Mike ShermN/A
„Whats the Point“[47]Joey FattsN/A
„I’m On 10“[48]2020King Envy, Nikko MaeN/A
„Research“NarissaN/A
„Heroic“MBNelChild of the Trenches
„Wop Wop (Remix)“KB Devaughn, BoogieN/A
„Keep It 100“CuuhraigN/A
„Keep Hope“[49]MozzyN/A
„Don’t Play Fair“Mozzy, WaleOccupational Hazard
„Understand“RucciMidget
„Alone“Nieman J, Eric BellingerOptimal Music
„Still“E-40, Drakeo the RulerAin’t Gone Do It / Terms and Conditions
„When Eye Fall“2021Souloho, Fentse KeyzN/A
„Priority“Jayson CashN/A
„Brunch on Sundays“NasKing’s Disease II
„Overnight“Dame D.O.L.L.A.Different On Levels The Lord Allowed
„We The Ones“Dame D.O.L.L.A., Tree Thomas
„Specific“Shordie ShordieN/A
„Made It Out Alive“Rick RossRicher Than I Ever Been
„For Me“2022Pink SweatsPink Moon
„Any Given Sunday“KehlaniBlue Water Road
„Die Hard“Kendrick Lamar, Amanda ReiferMr. Morale & the Big Steppers
„Bad Idea“Arin RayHello Poison

Production discography

List of songs as producer, showing year released, performing artists and album name
TitleYearArtist(s)Album
„Do Yo Gudda (Remix)“2014Hitta J3, Kendrick Lamar, YG and ProblemN/A
„By Now“2018Eric BellingerEazy Call
„Right Wit It“Kalan.FrFr.TwoFr
„Bacc Home“2019Blxst & Bino RideauxSixtape
„Wake It Up“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Selfish“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Right Now“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Time“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Savage“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Miss It“Bino Rideaux, Casey VeggiesSorry 4 the Wait
„Beep“2020Bino RideauxOutside
„Nobody“Bino Rideaux
„Brand New“Bino Rideaux, Blxst
„Feelings“BlueBucksClan, Bino RideauxNo Rules 2
„No Love Lost“BlxstNo Love Lost
„Overrated“Blxst
„Wrong Or Right“Blxst
„Gang Slide“Blxst
„Be Alone“Blxst
„Just Say’n“Blxst
„Searching“Blxst
„Hurt“Blxst
„Forever Humble“Blxst
„Got It All“Blxst, Dom Kennedy
„Chosen“Blxst, Ty Dolla Sign, Tyga
„Wrong Or Right (Remix)“Blxst, Bino Rideaux
„Don’t Forget“2021Blxst, Drakeo the RulerJust for Clarity
„Fck Boys“Blxst, Russ
„Movie“Blxst & Bino RideauxSixtape 2
„Might Do Well“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Program“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Accountable“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Hate How Much“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„What is It“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Time Will Only Tell“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Beginning to the Ending“Blxst & Bino Rideaux
„Chose Me“Blueface, BlxstFan or Opp
„Never Was Wrong“2022BlxstBefore You Go
„Still Omw“Blxst
„Be Forreal“Blxst
„Let It Be Known“Blxst

Notes

  1. ^ „About You“ did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 26 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[30]
  2. ^ „Sometimes“ did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 31 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[31]
  3. ^ „Go to War“ did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 39 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[41]
  4. ^ „Still OMW“ did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 40 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[42]
  5. ^ „Still OMW“ did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 40 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[42]

References

  1. ^ „Blxst Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More“. AllMusic.
  2. ^ „Matthew Dean Burdette, Born 09/17/1992 in California | CaliforniaBirthIndex.org“. californiabirthindex.org. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  3. ^ „Blxst Wants to Take the Torch for L.A.“ XXL Mag.
  4. ^ „The New Hype: Meet the Rapper-Singer Taking Over Los Angeles“. The Ringer. December 16, 2020.
  5. ^ „Act Like You Know: An Interview with Blxst“. PassionWeiss. October 9, 2020.
  6. ^ „New Music: Hitta J3 f/ Problem, Kendrick Lamar, & YG – ‚Do Yo Gudda (Remix)‘ . Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. July 31, 2014.
  7. ^ Draughorne, Kenan (November 20, 2020). „How ‚Overrated‘ Rapper Blxst Went From Flooding Kendrick Lamar’s Tweets to Working with Him“. HipHopDX.
  8. ^ Simpson, Paul. „Blxst – Biography“. AllMusic.
  9. ^ „Blxst & Bino Rideaux Link Up For New EP „Sixtape“. HomeGrownRadio.
  10. ^ „Blxst Off“. Red Bull.
  11. ^ „Blxst brings forth deluxe version of ‚No Love Lost‘ album“. Revolt. December 4, 2020.
  12. ^ Callender, Brandon (March 18, 2021). „The Ones: Blxst’s „Don’t Forget“ [ft. Drakeo the Ruler]“. Pitchfork.
  13. ^ „Blxst and Bino Rideaux Reunite for New Single „Movie“. Complex.
  14. ^ „Blxst Spends A Night In With His Lady In The Cozy ‚About You‘ Video“. Uproxx. January 26, 2022.
  15. ^ „Song You Need to Know: Blxst, ‚Sometimes‘ . Rolling Stone. March 6, 2022.
  16. ^ „BLXST RELEASES ‚BEFORE YOU GO‘ TRACKLIST“. The Source. April 17, 2022.
  17. ^ „How Kendrick Lamar Made „Die Hard,“ According to Collaborators Blxst and Amanda Reifer“. Pitchfork.
  18. ^ „THE BREAK PRESENTS: BLXST“. XXL.
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  33. ^ „YG and Mozzy Announce Joint Album, Drop „Perfect Timing“ Video f/ Blxst“. Complex.
  34. ^ „Young T & Bugsey Announce ‚Truth Be Told‘ Project With Chronixx Collab „Blessings“. Complex.
  35. ^ „Kendrick Lamar Chart History: Hot 100“. Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2022.
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  46. ^ „Whats the Point“. Apple Music.
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  48. ^ „I’m On 10“. Apple Music.
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