Los Angeles hip hop artist Blxst launched his new album Earlier than You Go final week, simply after posting a formidable efficiency at his dwelling state pageant Coachella.
Containing a combination of recent songs and unreleased materials, the album is a joint launch between Purple Bull Data and the rapper’s personal Evgle label.
The West Coast affect burns brightly in Earlier than You Go: listening to those tracks transports one to a golden California seashore, the bubbly beats washing away life’s worries.
Blxst has an enjoyably easy circulate, regardless of whether or not he’s rapping or crooning, including to the blissful environment. Elsewhere, robust visitor appearances from the likes of Rick Ross and Zacari improve a number of of the tracks.
Earlier than You Go is the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to the rapper’s earlier EPs, 2020’s No Love Misplaced and 2021’s Only for Readability. It was the previous that spawned Blxst’s mammoth hit ‘Chosen’, a collaboration with Tyga and Ty Dolla Signal; there’s each probability one in every of these new songs may join with a wider viewers in the same method.
To rejoice the discharge of his new album, we caught up with Blxst as a part of our Get To Know collection to seek out out extra about his life and music.
Blxst’s Before You Go is out now.
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How did your artist title come about?
I made it up after I was youthful. It actually got here from nowhere, simply making an attempt to make a cool title. I acquired older and I wished to vary it however I made a decision to maintain it after I had my son. I now take a look at it as ‘I’m Blxst, the superhero’.
How would you describe your music to your grandma?
I might say it’s heartfelt, intentional, soulful, however nonetheless has youthfulness to it.
Inform us about just a few of your tracks; their titles and what they’re about?
I’ve acquired a track known as ‘Choose Your Poison’, which is one in every of my favorite songs. It’s about placing that harsh actuality/query to the one you love; both you’re going to like me or hate me however that is who I’m so decide your poison.
One other track I’ve acquired is named ‘Nonetheless On My Approach’. That’s simply talking about the place I got here from and the place I took it, the place I’m at the moment at proper now and taking a look at the place I wish to take it to.
What do you’re keen on about your hometown?
I really like the climate at the beginning. I really like the pridefulness. I really feel like now we have a way of delight that’s unmatched, we love our metropolis like no different.
Profession spotlight to date?
XXL Freshman 2021. That was an enormous deal for me as a result of I used to be watching them for over ten years, simply dreaming, seeing if it was doable, however now that I’m right here (successful the Greatest Artist award) it’s loopy.
Fave non-music passion?
In all probability bowling. I like bowling. And taking part in pool.
What’s in your dream rider?
Dream music collaboration?
I’m going to all the time say Pharell Williams till it occurs. I gotta manifest it.
The place do you see your self in 10 years?
In ten years I take a look at myself being in a extra government place placing different artists in place, and simply spreading the roster at EVGLE.
What’s your go-to karaoke track?
‘Letting It Go’ by Keyshia Cole ft. Missy Elliot and Lil’ Kim.
What’s the most effective recommendation you’ve ever obtained?
Take dangers. Don’t be afraid to fail. Failing is what makes winners winners.
What’s one obsession you’ve got that nobody would guess after listening to your music?
Going again and mixing a track a thousand occasions. Even after I’ve heard it a thousand occasions I all the time really feel like there’s one thing improper with it.
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