Within the newest episode of Uproxx’s latest present, How I Blew Up narrated by Cherise Johnson, LA native and XXL Freshman Blxst breaks down his rise to stardom, from humble beginnings as simply one other aspiring artist tweeting hyperlinks at stars to receiving comparisons to late West Coast nice Nate Dogg because of his easy vocal means. “Early on I used to be actually rapping,” he remembers. “Till I actually acquired comfy with my singing voice, I used to be kinda insecure again then.” Nevertheless, he says, he finally grew into his expertise, ending up on many different rappers’ hooks, together with YG and Mozzy’s “Excellent Timing.”
He additionally explains how one in all his best struggles, fatherhood, helped make him “extra purposeful.” The tumultuous interval instantly after his son was born “made me notice that it’s not all about me — it simply put additional strain that I wanted.” The video traces the expansion in Blxst’s profession from his begin releasing music whereas attending Upland Excessive College to engaged on his subsequent collaborative mixtape with frequent collaborator Bino Rideaux (not too long ago releasing the video for the lead single “Film“), in addition to his upcoming debut full-length album, driving the success of his 2020 EP No Love Misplaced.
Take a look at Blxst’s episode of How I Blew Up above.