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
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
Labels
Associated acts
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.[4] He is perhaps best known for his hit single "Chosen" featuring Tyga and Ty Dolla Sign.

Early life

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

Career

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]

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.[14][15]

Discography

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Heatseekers
NLD
[16]
No Love Lost
  • Released: September 4, 2020
  • Label: Evgle, Red Bull
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
3
[17]
69
Just for Clarity
  • Released: March 12, 2021
  • Label: Evgle, Red Bull
  • Format: Digital Download, streaming

Collaboration albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[18]
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

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[19]
CAN
[20]
IRE
[21]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[22]
SWE
Heat.

[23]
UK
[24]
"Headshots" 2018 Non-album single
"Act Like You Know"
"Nothin' 2 Somethin'"
"Can I"
(featuring Eric Bellinger)
"Hurt" 2019 No 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"
(with Tyga featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
2021 53 94 76 87 29 4 42
"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] Non-album single

As featured artist

List of singles as a featured artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"I Ain't Perfect"
(Mozzy featuring Blxst)
2020 Beyond Bulletproof
"Brand New"
(Bino Rideaux featuring Blxst)
OUTSIDE
"Streets Ain't Safe"[26]
(Mozzy featuring Blxst)
Occupational Hazard
"Perfect Timing"[27]
(YG and Mozzy featuring Blxst)
2021 Kommunity Service
"Chose Me"
(Blueface and Mozzy featuring Blxst)
Fan or Opp

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Hot

[28]
"Go to War"
(with Snoop Dogg)
2021 39 Snoop Dogg Presents Algorithm

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Gotta Go"[29] 2018 Blaq Thompson N/A
"Straight"[30] D.Woo, Kent Jones N/A
"Feeling My Vibe"[31] 2019 Blaq Thompson N/A
"Midnight"[32] Joe Maynor, Mike Sherm N/A
"Whats the Point"[33] Joey Fatts N/A
"I'm On 10"[34] 2020 King Envy, Nikko Mae N/A
"Research" Narissa N/A
"Heroic" MBNel Child of the Trenches
"Wop Wop (Remix)" KB Devaughn, Boogie N/A
"Keep It 100" Cuuhraig N/A
"Keep Hope"[35] Mozzy N/A
"Don't Play Fair" Mozzy, Wale Occupational Hazard
"Understand" Rucci Midget
"Alone" Nieman J, Eric Bellinger Optimal Music
"Still" E-40, Drakeo the Ruler Ain't Gone Do It / Terms and Conditions
"When Eye Fall" 2021 Souloho, Fentse Keyz N/A
"Priority" Jayson Cash N/A
"Brunch on Sundays" Nas King'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 Shordie N/A
"Made It Out Alive" Rick Ross Richer Than I Ever Been

Production discography

2014

Hitta J3 - Non-album single

2018

Eric Bellinger - Eazy Call
Kalan.FrFr. - TwoFr

2019

Blxst & Bino Rideaux - Sixtape
Bino Rideaux - Sorry 4 the Wait

2020

Bino Rideaux - Outside
BlueBucksClan - No Rules 2
Blxst - No Love Lost

2021

Blxst - Just for Clarity
Blxst & Bino Rideaux - Sixtape 2
Blueface - Fan or Opp

Notes

  1. ^ "About You" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 26 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[25]

References

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  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. 16 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Act Like You Know: An Interview with Blxst". PassionWeiss. 9 October 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 (20 November 2020). "How 'Overrated' Rapper Blxst Went From Flooding Kendrick Lamar's Tweets to Working with Him". HipHopDX.
  8. ^ Simpson, Paul. "Blxst - Biography". AllMusic.
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  10. ^ "Blxst Off". Red Bull.
  11. ^ "Blxst brings forth deluxe version of 'No Love Lost' album". Revolt. 4 December 2020.
  12. ^ Callender, Brandon (18 March 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. ^ "THE BREAK PRESENTS: BLXST". XXL.
  15. ^ Weir, Grayson (18 December 2020). "An Interview With Rapper-Singer Blxst: LAs' Most Unique Flow Keeps A Tight Circle, Plays The Role Of Superhero And Makes Great Tacos". Brobible.
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  17. ^ "HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS". Billboard. 2 January 2013.
  18. ^ @billboardcharts (July 25, 2021). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (3/4)..." (Tweet). Retrieved July 26, 2021 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ "Chosen Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  20. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 Chart: Week of September 4, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  21. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
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  23. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 34". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
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  25. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 13, 2021. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
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  29. ^ "Gotta Go". Apple Music.
  30. ^ "Straight". Apple Music.
  31. ^ "Feeling My Vibe". Apple Music.
  32. ^ "Whats the Point". Apple Music.
  33. ^ "Whats the Point". Apple Music.
  34. ^ "I'm On 10". Apple Music.
  35. ^ "Mozzy enlists Blxst for his new single "Keep Hope"". Revolt.