SINGAPORE — Rising hip hop artist Blxst‘s latest hit single “Fck Boys” is fully realized in steamy music video alongside rapper Russ. Released under Red Bull Records, the single has amassed over 10 million streams globally and was featured on Blxst’s two-track EP ‘Just For Clarity’, a surprise drop the LA musician unveiled to fans last month that displays Blxst’s multi-dimensional flair for rapping, singing, writing, and production.
The video’s seductive visuals show Blxst and Russ singing to their respective love interests, treating them to the finer things in life after they’ve been hurt time and time again. Led by a rhythmic flurry of guitar chord progressions, the R&B-driven production highlights the chemistry between both artists while giving each of them the space to flex their slick lyricism and soulful melodies.
Garnering praise from BET, Billboard, Complex, Genius, Pitchfork, XXL, and more, Blxst has solidified himself as the next multi-hyphenate artist to watch from the West Coast. Following the breakout success of his debut EP, ‘No Love Lost’, last year, the project and its deluxe counterpart – which featured collaborations from Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, Dom Kennedy, and Bino Rideaux – has hit over 180 million streams worldwide. Spending an impressive 20-plus weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart with a #3 peak position, the project’s hit single “Overrated” broke into the Top 50 on the Shazam Top 200 while bursting into the Top 25 on the Mediabase Rhythmic and Urban radio charts.
In March, Blxst saw his streams in the Philippines triple, and his track “Got It All” reached the Top 10 on the Shazam Viral Top 200. This was due to a dance trend that was kicked off by Filipino celebrity Jane Oineza on TikTok (not a paid project) and picked up organically by other big influencers in the country.
Blxst began his solo music career in Los Angeles in 2015, rapping, singing, writing, and producing. From self-editing his videos and artwork to mixing and mastering his sound, he’s been on an unstoppable run, gaining notoriety for his productions and collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, YG, Eric Bellinger, Mustard, G Perico, Mozzy, Drakeo the Ruler, and Bino Rideaux. Last year saw the release of his highly anticipated debut EP, ‘No Love Lost’, an expansive and emotive collection of music inspired by past relationships and his hometown of Los Angeles. Paired with a four-part cinematic series of videos to bring the project’s overarching narrative to life, its quintessential West Coast vibe received acclaim from fans, press, and tastemakers, cited by Pigeons & Planes as “one of the best projects of 2020.”
Watch the music video for Fck Boys below: