Influenced by the likes Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, the late great Nate Dogg and more, Los Angeles multi-talent Blxst has made a name for himself patenting his sonically layered Hip Hop bops and as of today, he is forever a HipHopDX Rising Star 2021!

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

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Notable Co-Signs: Ty Dolla $ign, Dom Kennedy, Eric Bellinger

Notable Projects To Date:No Love Lost (2020)

Accolades To Date:No Love Lost album debuted at No. 14 on Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, No. 8 on iTunes Top Albums for Hip-Hop/Rap; 2.5 Million monthly listeners on Spotify; Signed to Red Bull Records In 2020

[This post has been updated. The following was originally published on February 3, 2021] Read updates below.

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Musical Style

Hip Hop and R&B music stemming from California is typical renown for emoting feelings of the year-long sun on your face — and even hotter living conditions. Consider Blxst’s sound the fully evolved vessel of what a next-gen Golden State artist can bless the space with. 

His beats are peppered with buoyant keys and groove-laden baselines that do the Hip Hop, R&B and funk lineage of his city a proper honoring.

Much like any post-Drake explosion artist worth their studio gold, his bars are drenched in manicured harmony but his bouncy 2019 single “Hurt” undoubtedly displays his rapping capabilities.

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On the flip side, his vibrant update of 90s singer Donnell Jones’ single “This Way” to transform into his signature “Overrated” displays an R&B genius who can speak to a multitude of audiences.

Rising Star Power

Boasting healthy “WYD?” text-inducing singles such as “BRAND NEW” (led by Bino Redeaux), “Slip & Slide” and “Be Alone,” Blxst has established himself as “The Prince Of The Pull-Up Anthem” at the onset of his career. On the aforementioned “Be Alone,” he pierces lovelorn emotions with lyrics like “I been on the late-night, making sure your plate right/You be paranoid hearing sirens again/I been tryna make time/I been moving statewide/Hope I’m on the safe side, flying in the wind,” giving both sides of the relationship spectrum an honest lens. His brilliant duet with L.A. rapper 1TakeJay “Slip & Slide” also builds on that “BRAND NEW” energy, giving quarantine relationships the casual vibes they deserve.

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Yet, being from L.A. all but guarantees he knows how to rock a party — and be the coolest guy in it! The Dom Kennedy-featured “Got It All” swings with infectious palm tree flavor. Whether he’s donning his wide array of trucker hats with the folded brim, free-flowing braids or stunna shades, his swag never acts as a sacrificial lamb for the quality of the music, the makings of a true Rising Star.

HipHopDX will closely chronicle Blxst’s tracks and triumphs alike this year as he preps his next full-length album. Congratulations on “The Prince Of The Pull-Up Anthem” for being a 2021 Rising Star!

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Check out more of the 2021 Rising Stars here.

BLXST’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS SO FAR

  • Considered for 2021 XXL Freshman Class list
  • Blxst breaks down “Overrated” in Genius interview
  • Releases Amazon Original “Forever Humble” animated music video
  • Dropped anticipated music video for “Don’t Forget” with Drakeo The Ruler
  • ‘No Love Lost’ album gains over 200 Million streams
  • Sells out first-ever headlined tour in first week
  • Drops hilarious music video for “Movie” featuring Bino Rideaux
  • Performs Rolling Loud Miami