Blxst has been on an impressive run since releasing No Love Lost last year. The 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star’s run has been so undeniable that Queens legend Nas took notice of the young star and featured him on “Brunch on Sundays” off King’s Disease II.
For the video shoot, Blxst had the opportunity to meet Los Angeles Lakers all-star forward LeBron James. Blxst spoke about the encounter during a recent interview with Billboard.
“That was a big moment,” Blxst told Billboard. “I didn’t even know none of the people were going to be there. Of course, Nas and Hit-Boy, but when I pulled up, I seen LeBron [James], Russell Westbrook, [and] Swizz Beatz. I was like, ‘Damn. I’m really surrounded by legends.’ … LeBron actually walked up to me and said, ‘I respect what you’re doing. I see what you’re doing.’ I didn’t even know he knew who I was. That was a dope moment, for real.”
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The video also has guest appearances by Hit-Boy, comedian Hannibal Burress, YBN Cordae and more. Nas dropped the video to ring in his 48th birthday last month.
LeBron James isn’t the only great that has given Blxst his credit for what he’s been doing with his music career lately. Snoop Dogg recently gave the “Chosen” rapper the “key to the city” and he reflected on that moment with Billboard as well.
“Yeah, that’s heavy, especially being this fresh in the game. The only two people I’ve seen get passed the keys were The Game and Kendrick Lamar,” he said. “To be listed amongst those people lets me know I’m on the right trajectory, and I don’t take the craft for granted. I want to do it the right way and carry the torch in a respectable way and to represent my city in the right way.”