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American rapper (born 1997)

Blueface

Blueface mug shot in November 2022
Background information
Birth name Johnathan Jamall Porter
Also known as Blueface Bleedem
Born (1997-01-20) January 20, 1997 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, US
Genres
  • Hip hop
  • trap
  • West Coast hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2017–present
Labels
  • Cash Money West
  • Republic
  • Fifth Amendment
  • E1
Children 2
Website bluefaceshopcapthatcom
Musical artist

Johnathan Jamall Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface, is an American rapper In October 2018, after releasing the music video for his song “Respect My Cryppin'”, he became a viral meme due to his offbeat style of rapping The following month, he was signed to Cash Money West, the West Coast branch of Birdman’s Cash Money Records label In 2019, a remix of his song “Thotiana” (featuring Cardi B and YG), became his most successful single to date, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 In 2020, he released his debut studio album, Find the Beat

Early life

Blueface was born on January 20, 1997, in Los Angeles, California He grew up in Mid-City in central Los Angeles and attended multiple elementary schools before moving in with his mother in Santa Clarita Valley, but later settled in Oakland with his father After relocating to San Fernando Valley, Blueface attended Arleta High School and joined the marching band playing alto saxophone and football team, becoming the starting quarterback in 2014, standing at 6’4” and weighing 160lbs As starting quarterback, Blueface led the team to an East Valley League championship in 2014 Throwing for 1,234 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2013 and 1,724 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2014, Blueface committed to play for Fayetteville State University and briefly played college football before leaving in 2016 Blueface references his past experiences as a football player in the video for the remix to “Thotiana”, where the rapper portrays a top prospect high school quarterback disrespecting his coach due to his desire to pursue women and fame

Blueface began to take an interest in rap music at a young age, and mainly listened to 50 Cent, The Game and Snoop Dogg

Career

2017–2018: Viral success, Famous Cryp, and “Bleed It”

Blueface began rapping in January 2017 under the name Blueface Bleedem, a reference to his ties to the School Yard Crips street gang Originally moving back to Los Angeles after leaving Fayetteville State University, he was invited to his friend Laudiano’s music studio to retrieve a phone charger, and after being challenged to rap over a beat, Blueface began to work to release his first song, “Deadlocs”, produced by Laudiano, onto SoundCloud In June 2018, he released his first full-length project, Famous Cryp In September 2018, after the song and EP helped him build a local following in California, he released his second EP, Two Coccy, onto SoundCloud and Spotify

On October 8, 2018, Blueface released a music video for his song, “Respect My Cryppin'”, on WorldstarHipHop’s YouTube channel, and shortly after the song was posted to Twitter, where it became a viral meme The video’s popularity led to more of Blueface’s music receiving attention, with his songs “Thotiana” and “Next Big Thing” earning newfound popularity His popularity increased even further after holding a contest on his Instagram stories and posts using polls to determine which high school he should visit, with Pasadena High School edging out a victory over Santa Monica High School The social media challenge brought in new followers, increasing his already growing popularity In November 2018, Blueface was signed to Cash Money Records’ West Coast affiliate Cash Money West, and posted clips of himself in the studio with Canadian rapper Drake and Quavo on his Instagram page

In December 2018, Blueface again went viral thanks to an acoustic video with Einer Bankz previewing his new song, “Bleed It” which released officially in January 2019 He released the song two days later, including a video on the Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel, directed by Cole Bennett, that amassed over 2 million views in the first 24 hours of its release

2019–present: “Thotiana”, Dirt Bag, and Find the Beat

On January 26, 2019, Blueface’s track, “Thotiana”, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 75, making it his first track to chart on a Billboard chart The song was released as a remix with YG with a music video The following week, he released a remix with Cardi B, coinciding with another video from Cole Bennett On streaming services, the two remixes are separate, but there is also a third where all three versions are put together On May 1, 2019, Blueface released the music video for his single, “Stop Cappin”, which has amassed over 5 million views over the first four days on YouTube

In August 2019, Blueface released an EP titled Dirt Bag; the album was preceded by the singles “Stop Cappin'”, “Daddy” and “Bussdown” At eight tracks, the EP featured guest appearances from The Game, Rich the Kid, Offset, Lil Pump, and Mozzy His song “Daddy” featuring Rich the Kid on the EP peaked at No 78 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Stop Cappin'” with The Game reached No 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 The EP peaked at No 48 on the Billboard 200 Despite commercial success, the EP received overwhelmingly negative critical reviews Riley Wallace at Hip-Hop DX rated the project at 3/5, while listeners rated it at 233/5 Album of the Year appraised a total critic score of 60/100, while listeners reviewed it at 51/100 Fred Thomas of AllMusic followed a trend of middle-ranged reviews, giving the project a 3/5 Similar to other reviews, listeners at Rate Your Music gave an average rating of 252 for the project

On October 11, 2019, Blueface announced his debut studio album, Find the Beat, and its tracklist He has released four singles from the album, “Close Up” featuring Jeremih, “First Class” featuring Gunna, “Obama” featuring DaBaby, and “Holy Moly” featuring NLE Choppa On December 6, 2019, the album was set to release but was delayed due to trademark issues On January 17, 2020, the second release date was confirmed, but it was delayed again On March 13, 2020, the third release date, the album released, with features from Polo G, Ambjaay, Lil Baby, Stunna 4 Vegas, YBN Nahmir, Gunna, Jeremih, NLE Choppa, and DaBaby, totaling 16 songs Fellow rapper Lil Uzi Vert, who released an album titled, Lil Uzi Vert vs the World 2, on the same day Find the Beat was released, praised the album In a private exchange with Blueface, Lil Uzi Vert said “album fye” and offered to collaborate with Blueface

In 2021, Blueface opened a soul food restaurant named Blue’s Fish and Soul

Musical style

Blueface’s off-beat style of rapping and unique voice has been compared to fellow California rappers E-40 and Suga Free, as well as rapper Silkk the Shocker Blueface has said that he writes “to the beat”, and uses the instrumental as a base for all of his songs

Boxing career

Blueface made his amateur boxing debut fighting TikTok star Kane Trujillo on the undercard of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 19: VanZant vs Ostovich on July 23, 2021 Blueface defeated Trujillo via unanimous decision after three rounds

Blueface was originally set to have two professional boxing matches in 2022, however, both organizers removed Blueface from their card Blueface was scheduled to face FaZe Temperrr as the co-feature on August 27, however, due to an altercation he had with his girlfriend prior to the bout, he was removed Blueface was also scheduled to face Swaggy P as the co-feature on September 10 but was removed due to being declined a pro boxing license

Legal Issues

On November 15, 2022, the rapper was arrested on charges of attempted murder and shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 8 of that year Porter was imprisoned in the Clark County Detention Center

Personal life

Blueface has two kids Prior to entering the music industry, he had spent most of his adult life unemployed, occasionally holding a few temporary jobs

On November 16, 2018, at approximately 8:30 pm local time, Blueface was approached by a man at a Chevron gas station, who proceeded to attempt to rob him Blueface shot at the suspect’s car, and was later arrested and charged with shooting at an occupied vehicle, a felony in the state of California Blueface was released on $69,000 bail on November 18 Blueface was also arrested on February 1, 2019, for felony gun possession after law enforcement recovered a loaded, unregistered handgun in his possession

In December 2019, Blueface garnered backlash after he posted a video of himself standing on top of a black SUV and throwing cash into a crowd of people in Skid Row, a notoriously poverty-stricken area of Los Angeles Although some saw it as a good gesture, it was criticized as “dehumanizing”

In June 2021, Blueface announced he had signed to fight for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship He made his debut in a special gloved match against Tiktoker Kane Trujillo on July 23, 2021, at BKFC 19 He won the amateur bout by unanimous decision

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B/HH
CAN
Find the Beat
  • Released: March 13, 2020
  • Label: Cash Money, Republic
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
64 39 65

Mixtapes

Title Details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B/HH
US
Rap
CAN
Famous Cryp
  • Released: June 20, 2018
  • Label: 5th Amendment, eOne
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
29 17 17 25

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B/HH
CAN
Two Coccy
  • Released: September 20, 2018
  • Label: Cash Money, Republic
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Dirt Bag
  • Released: August 9, 2019
  • Label: Cash Money, Republic
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
48 29 41
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

Singles

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items (September 2020)

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B/HH
US
Main
R&B/HH
CAN FRA NZ SWE UK
“Fuck It Up”
(with Trendd)
2017 Non-album single
“Thotiana”
(solo or featuring YG or/and Cardi B)
2018 8 4 6 12 168 9 59 15
  • RIAA: Platinum
  • RMNZ: Gold
Famous Cryp
“Next Big Thing” Two Coccy
“Movie Scenes”
“DM” Non-album singles
“Studio”
“Bleed It” 2019 46
  • RIAA: Gold
Dirt Bag
“West Coast”
(with G-Eazy or remix featuring YG and Allblack)
37 81
  • RIAA: Gold
Beats (soundtrack)
“Stop Cappin”
(solo or with The Game)
Dirt Bag
“Daddy”
(featuring Rich the Kid)
78 30 36 72
  • RIAA: Platinum
“Bussdown”
(featuring Offset)
“Bop”
(with Tyga and YG)
Legendary
“Close Up”
(featuring Jeremih)
Find the Beat
“First Class”
(featuring Gunna)
“Obama”
(featuring DaBaby)
2020
“Holy Moly”
(featuring NLE Choppa)
“Tour”
(featuring Asian Doll, Glokk 9, NLE Choppa, Sada Baby, and Kiddo Curry)
Famous Cryp Reloaded
“Respect My Cryppin'”
(solo or featuring Snoop Dogg)
Famous Cryp
“Outside (Better Days)”
(with OG Bobby Billions)
2021 32
  • RIAA: Gold
Holy Goat 2
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B/HH
CAN NZ
Hot
UK
“Slide”
(French Montana featuring Blueface and Lil Tjay)
2019 90 33 54 13 81
  • RIAA: Gold
Montana
“Shotta Flow (Remix)”
(NLE Choppa featuring Blueface)
40
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum
Cottonwood
“FULU$”
(Farid Bang featuring Musiye and Blueface)
Torremolinos
“Moonwalking in Calabasas (Remix)”
(DDG featuring Blueface)
2020 81 26 72
  • RIAA: Platinum
Die 4 Respect
“Curvy”
(with Jay1 and The Plug)
TBA
“Proud Of U (Remix)”
(1TakeJay featuring Blueface)
Compton Globetrotter
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Hot
“Bussin”
(featuring Lil Pump)
2019 39 Dirt Bag

Amateur boxing record

1 fight 1 win 0 losses
By decision 1 0
No Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
1 Win 1–0 Kane Trujillo UD 3 July 23, 2021 Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa Bay, Florida, US

Explanatory notes

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