RAPPER Blxst dropped his new album, Before You Go, on April 22, 2022.
This is Blxst’s third album since the release of his first, No Love Lost, in 2020 and Sixtape 2 in 2021.
Who is Blxst?
Los Angeles-based rapper Blxst, whose real name is Matthew Dean Burdette, released his first single, Hurt, in 2019 and signed with Red Bull Records a year later.
As a teenager, Blxst had dreams to become a professional skateboarder but reality came crashing down when he broke his ankle and instead, picked up his laptop to record music.
He kept to himself at his high school, allowing him to go home and create his music.
However, his decision to pursue music came at a time when he was forced to choose between his passion and his relationships with friends.
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“What I was going through was a transition,” Blxst told The Ringer in December 2020.
“As far as falling out with friends, probably built a 10-plus-year relationship. So, me, I’m doing my own thing. … So it was a dedication to myself, really.
“It’s like, ‘No hard feelings, but you got to complete the mission that you started.’”
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Where does Blxst get his inspiration for his music?
Blxst used his experiences looking in from the outside in high school and his separation from his friends to inspire his lyrics.
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“My music is about being authentic and being real with myself,” he told RedBull.com.
“I’m opening up and giving the listener an opportunity to know that they’re not alone, no matter what emotion they’re feeling.”
When he lost support from his friends, Blxst realized he had to rely on himself and pursue his dreams, regardless of the opinions of others.
“That’s what a lot of No Love Lost is about,” he said, talking about his first album.
“It’s saying ‘no hard feelings’ to my loved ones, to my friends – that I had to take time away from them to be self-sufficient and support myself. Sorry, not sorry.”
Blxst’s message to his fans and future listeners is to let them know they aren’t alone and express the importance of self-awareness.
“I just want to be able to show people that it’s cool to feel, it’s cool to love. It’s cool to be who you are,” he said.
What have fans said about his new album?
Blsxst fans took to social media with positive reviews after his album Before You Go, was released on April 22.
One person posted on Twitter and wrote, “Just here to say that @BLXST doesn’t miss,” while another person tweeted, “Blxst makes really great Summertime music. I always feel like I’m at a kickback mid-July when his music comes on. Lol.”
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His number one song from the album, About You, has already garnered more than 9.3million listens on Spotify while Sometimes received 2.7million listens.
Fans are praising the album, saying they listened to the entirety of Before You Go with zero skips and one person posting, “This Blxst tape is flawless.”