Jonathan Jamall Porter, popularly known as Blueface, was born on January 20, 1997. He is an American rapper who has taken the industry by storm. Thanks to his offbeat rapping, he went viral in October 2018, after releasing his music video “Respect My Cryppin.” The following month, Cash Money West, the West Coast branch of Birdman’s Cash Money Records label, signed him. In 2019, he released the remix to his single, ‘Thotiana’ and it has since become his most successful single to date. Let us celebrate this lyrical genius together today.
Jonathan Jamall Porter, popularly known as Blueface, was born in Los Angeles, California. He was raised in Mid-City and attended several elementary schools as a child. He moved to Santa Clarita Valley with his mother but he later settled in Oakland with his father. He enrolled at Arleta High School where he joined the football team and became the starting quarterback in 2014. At the time, Porter weighed about 160lbs, stood at 76 inches high, and led his school to the East Valley League championship. He was also in the marching band and played the alto saxophone. His interest in rap music started at a fairly young age and was influenced by artists like The Game, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg.
He officially began rapping in 2017 using the stage name, Blueface Bleedem. His encounter with a studio was purely coincidental but after being challenged to jump on a beat, he immediately started working on his first song, ‘Deadlocs,’ which was produced by his friend Laudiano and released on Soundcloud. He later released “Famous Cryp,” his full-length project, in June 2018. This earned him a following in California and gave him the base to release his second E.P. “Two Coccy.” In October 2018, he released the “Respect My Cryppin’s” music video on the “WorlstarHipHop” Youtube channel and the video went viral. He was signed to Cash Money West, Cash Money Records’ West Coast branch, which led to collaborations with prominent artists like Drake and Quavo. In January 2019, his single ‘Thotiana’ was remixed and featured Cardi B and YG, earning a spot on the Billboard Top 100 chart. Furthermore, in May of that year, his video “Stop Cappin” earned over five million views on YouTube in just four days.
He released another E.P. titled “Dirt Bag” in August 2019 and it ranked at number 48 on the Billboard 200. He has previously explained that although his rapping is off-beat, he writes to the beat and he uses the instrumentals as the base in all his songs. Porter’s unique voice has also been compared to rappers like E-40 and Suga Free.
He begins rapping as Blueface Bleedem and releases his first song, 'Deadlocs.'
He releases his first full-length project called “Famous Cryp.”
He releases his second E.P., “Two Coccy.”
He releases 'Respect My Crippin' on the "WorldstarHipHop" Youtube channel and it goes viral.
Porter releases the remix to ‘Thotiana’ featuring Cardi B and YG and it ranks number eight on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
He releases an additional E.P. titled “Dirt Bag” and it ranks number 48 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Why We Love Blueface
His unorthodox style
His distinctive and unconventional rap style has garnered a lot of attention. He's well-known for his unique flow and offbeat delivery, which sets him apart from many other artists in the industry, and it's refreshing.
He is a proud father
Porter has a son named Javaughn and is always talking about him. Javaughn made an appearance in his father’s first video, ‘Deadlocs’ and his name is also tattooed on his right forearm.
His lyrics are about personal experiences
His lyrics are always authentic. They often touch on his real-life experiences, making his music relatable to those who have had similar experiences or challenges.
5 Surprising Facts
Member of the Crips gang
He has not hidden the fact that he is loyal to the School Yard Crips street gang.
He was arrested for gun possession
He shot at a man who tried to rob him but was arrested for shooting at an occupied vehicle.
Kicked his family out
He allegedly kicked his mother and sister out of his house because of his girlfriend.
He is co-signed by famous musicians
He is co-signed by the legendary Kendrick Lamar and by one of the West Coast rap pioneers, Ice Cube.
His tattoos tell his life story
His tattoos reveal his history, religious beliefs, astrological sign, and his material aspirations.
How many babies does Blueface have?
Yes, he has three children.
What happened to Blueface?
The rising Los Angeles rapper faced charges of possession of a loaded, unregistered handgun.
Who did Blueface have beef with?
6ix9ine allegedly reported him for bullying, following trolling that took place on social media. This resulted in Blueface’s Instagram account being deleted from the platform.
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