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Blueface

Blueface

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birthday
20th
January, 1997
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Fast Facts About Blueface 

Johnathan Jamall Michael Porter, better known as Blueface, was born on January 20th, 1997, in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in the Mid-City neighborhood of central LA, the young Porter frequently switched schools and had to relocate multiple times due to his parents’ divorce. His father eventually moved to Oakland, California, and, after living in Santa Clarita Valley with his mother for a time, Porter joined his father there.

  • Porter ended up moving again in high school, this time to San Fernando Valley, where he went to Arleta high school.
  • Johnathan played alto saxophone in the marching band in high school, but that wasn’t his only extracurricular activity. He also had a prominent place on the football team as a starting quarterback. Porter was an exceptional football player, and he eventually got a placement on the Fayetteville State University team.
  • Before he started his rap career, Porter had become a college football player. He was with Fayetteville until 2016. That year, he committed to pursuing a career in rap.
  • Porter is 6’ 4” tall, an impressive height that made him even more formidable on the football field.
  • In the video for the remix of “Thotiana,” Blueface calls back to his days as a football player. In the video, Porter stars as a star high school quarterback who leaves behind his team to pursue celebrity status.
  • Blueface is thought to have a net worth of approximately $4 million. 
  • In 2019, Blueface scored his biggest hit with the aforementioned “Thotiana,” a track that went on to peak at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song features fellow rappers Cardi B and YG.
instruments played
Vocals
Also Known As

Blueface Bleedem

Associated Acts

NLE Choppa Scum Beatz YG

Birth Name

Johnathan Jamall Michael Porter

Children

1

Genres

Hip hop trap West Coast hip hop

Years Active

2017 present

Name

Blueface

Blueface’s Origins 

After leaving college football behind in 2016, Johnathan Porter decided to pursue a career in music. He first started rapping under the name “Blueface Bleedem.” The story goes that Porter was first discovered when he went to a recording studio to pick up a phone charger that he had left with a fellow aspiring rapper.  The song “Deadlocs,” which was inspired by his first visit to the studio, was produced by Laudiano, the same friend who had Porter’s phone charger. Laudiano went on to become one of the first producers that Porter collaborated with on Famous Cryp, his 2018 debut album.

Famous Cryp 

In 2018, not long after getting started as a rapper, Blueface Bleedem shortened his name, cutting out the “Bleedem.” Following the name change, Blueface went on to record the songs on his debut mixtape, Famous Cryp, which was released on June 20th, 2018. The record featured production work by Scum Beatz, FBeats, LowTheGreat, and Sammy P Beats, as well as Porter’s friend Laudiano.  The album includes guest appearances from a wide array of notable rappers, including Snoop Dogg, YG, Cardi B, Glock 9, Moneybagg Yo, and many others. YG and Cardi B were included on the remix of the track “Thotiana,” a track that climbed the charts and became one of Billboard’s best of 2019. The popular music outlet described the song as “one of the catchiest songs of the year.”  Famous Cryp peaked at No. 29 on the US Billboard 200 Albums chart and No 17 on the US Rap chart.

The Dirt Bag EP 

Following the success of Famous Cryp, Blueface put out Dirt Bag, a collection of songs that features guest appearances from Lil Pump, The Game, Rich the Kid, Offset, and others. One song from the EP, “Daddy,” reached No. 78 on the Billboard Hot 100, with “Stop Cappin feat. The Game” hitting No. 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. 

Find The Beat 

In early 2020, just a few days before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Blueface released his debut studio album, Find The Beat. The record features production by Bighead, D.A. Doman, Extendo, Fbeats, and several others and was released via Cash Money and Republic Records. Blueface started recording the album in 2019, shortly after the release of the Dirt Bag EP. Guest appearances on the album abound, including verses by Jeremih, Polo G, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Stunna 4 Vegas, and others.  Singles from the record included “Obama,” “Close Up,” “First Class,” and “Holy Moly.” After the release of Find the Beat, Blueface re-released his mixtape, Famous Cryp, adding “Reloaded” to the title and branding it as an official studio album. The re-released version of the record included several new tracks, including “Pinocchio (Remix),” “Finesse the Beat,” “First Mission,” “Yea Yea,” “Traphouse,” and several more.  Starting out as a rising football star and going on to have a highly successful rap career, the life of Johnathan Porter, AKA Blueface, is a testament to how far determination and grit can get you.    Sources: Blueface Drops Video for Cardi B Assisted “Thotiana” Remix | Complex 100 Best Songs of 2019: Staff List | Billboard Famous Cryp by Blueface (Mixtape, West Coast Hip Hop): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list | Rate Your Music

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