Jonathan Jamall Porter, popularly known as Blueface, was born on January 20, 1997. He is an American rapper that has taken the industry by storm. He went viral in October 2018, after releasing his music video “Respect My Cryppin.” This was because of his offbeat rapping and in the following month, Cash Money West, the West Coast branch of Birdman’s Cash Money Records label, signed him up. 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. His mother moved him to Santa Clarita Valley 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 and stood at 76 inches high, leading his school to the East Valley League championship. He was also in the marching band and played the alto saxophone. While in high school, Porter committed to play for Fayetteville State University but left in 2016. His interest in rap music started at a fairly young age and was influenced by artists like The Game, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg.
Porter began officially rapping in 2017 with 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,’ produced by his friend Laudiano on Soundcloud. He later released “Famous Cryp,” his full-length project in June 2018. This gave him a following in California and gave him the base to release his second EP “Two Coccy.” In October 2018, he released “Respect My Cryppin’s” music video on WorlstarHipHop Youtube channel and the video went viral. He got signed to Cash Money West, Cash Money Records’ West Coast branch. This elevated him to hang around with rappers like Drake and Quavo. In January 2019, he released the remix to his single, ‘Thotiana’ which he features Cardi B and YG that got to the Billboard Top 100 chart, and in May that year, he gathered over five million views on Youtube in just four days, with his video, “Stop Cappin.”
He released another EP titled “Dirt Bag” in August 2019 rated 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 all his songs’ base. Porter’s unique voice has also been compared to rappers like E-40 and Suga Free. He announced that he had signed in for a fight for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship in June 2021. The fight was against Kane Trujillo at BKFC 19 on July 23, and he won by a unanimous decision.
Porter begins rapping as Blueface Bleedem and releases his first song, “Deadlocs.”
Porter releases his first full-length project dubbed, “Famous Cryp.”
Porter goes on to release his second EP, “Two Coccy.”
Porter 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 goes on to be ranked number eight on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
Porter releases an additional EP titled “Dirt Bag” and it rises to number 48 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Why We Love Blueface
He is self-aware
Porter is always referring to himself as a genius, especially when talking about his marketing strategies and his business endeavors. He also is proud of himself because of the way he handles his social media presence.
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.
He is always perfecting his skill
Porter sets himself apart from other rappers of his generation. He says his raps are always pre-meditated and thought through.
5 Surprising Facts
Member of the Crips gang
Porter has not hidden the fact that he is loyal to the School Yard Crips street gang.
Arrested for gun possession
Porter shot at a man who tried to rob him but was arrested for shooting at an occupied vehicle.
Kicked his family out
Porter allegedly kicked his mother and sister out of his house because of his girlfriend.
He is co-signed by famous musicians
Porter 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
Porter’s tattoos reveal his history, religious beliefs, astrological sign, and his material aspirations.
What is the meaning of Blueface?
It means being exhausted from anger, strain, or other great efforts.
What happened to Blueface?
The rising Los Angeles rapper faces 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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