Los Angeles-bred hip-hop star Blxst returns with the release of his highly anticipated ‘Before You Go’ project, which dropped April 22nd via Red Bull Records / Evgle LLC.
The 13-track project embodies the laidback aura of LA with an R&B twist that takes us on a melodic joyride. Blxst’s soulful voice blends beautifully with jazzy piano chords, intoxicating violins and 808 beats that are nostalgic yet refreshingly new. This project features Blxst’s recent hit “Sometimes” featuring Zacari, and also includes the radio single, “About You”.
‘Before You Go’ invites you into Blxst’s mind, soul, and heart. His nonchalant flow is captivating and filled with his honest thoughts on love, his relationship with success and his overall journey. Blxst reveals a vulnerable side you rarely see from artists and gives us a chance to connect with him on a personal level. On tracks like “Still Omw” he humbly shares his views on his own career, accompanied by sultry vocals that engulf you into the world of Blxst. Then, he comes through confidently with an ultimatum of love on the track “Pick Your Poison”, featuring a brilliant violin solo from GrandMaster Vic that keeps driving the strong instrumental elements throughout the project. On the anthemic song “Couldn’t Wait For It” featuring Rick Ross, Blxst triumphantly proclaims, “it’s just different when it’s a self-made story”.
Blxst also releases the official video for “Every Good Girl,” a track which dives deeper into his romantic life. He explains, “‘Every Good Girl’ is my version of a ghetto Disney story, finding your perfect match despite your differences.”
‘Before You Go’ Track List:
Sky Lounge Music
Never Was Wrong
Fake Love In LA ft. Arin Ray
Pick Your Poison ft. GrandMaster Vic
Couldn’t Wait For It ft. Rick Ross
Keep Comin’ Back
Sometimes ft. Zacari
Every Good Girl
Talk To Me Nicely
Let It Be Known
BLXST TOUR DATES:
April 23 – Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN
May 1 – Sol Blume 2022 – Sacramento, CA
July 8 – Wireless Outdoors 2022 – Birmingham, UK
July 9 – Wireless Finsbury Park 2022 – London, UK
July 28-31 – Lollapalooza 2022 – Chicago, IL
Blxst has architected a new era of West Coast hip-hop and culture by hand as not only a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer but also as a creative visionary who mixes, masters, and self-edits his own videos and artwork. Back in high school, the South-Central native taught himself how to produce and record, going on to collaborate with YG, Mozzy, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Rick Ross, and more. Following a string of buzzing singles in 2019, he forged an ironclad creative partnership with Bino Rideaux on their first critically acclaimed Sixtape. During 2020, he partnered with Red Bull Records and unleashed his solo debut EP, No Love Lost, to unanimous tastemaker praise. Following release, it rose to #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, #6 on the Rolling Stone Breakthrough 25 Chart, and #11 on the Trending 25 Chart, while the single “Overrated” soared to #15 at Urban radio.
The deluxe edition of No Love Lost yielded the gold certified smash “Chosen” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga), posting up over 300 million streams in less than a year while breaking into the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 at Rhythmic and Urban radio. Pigeons & Planes crowned it “one of the best projects” of the year. Kickstarting 2021, he dropped the Just For Clarity two-pack and Sixtape 2 with Bino Rideaux. He also earned the Billboard Rising Star Award, becoming the first artist to ever receive the honor at the 2021 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Summit. With excitement at a boiling point, he sold out his entire fall 2021 No Love Lost Tour in ten seconds. Selected as a Breakthrough Artist on Amazon Music, a 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards and BET Soul Train nominee, and pegged as an “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, Complex, Pigeons & Planes, UPROXX, and more, he continues to traffic in a lane of his own, bringing the game with him.