Following a career-defining year culminating in his first two GRAMMY nominations and spots on prominent “Best of 2022” lists, hip-hop’s most exciting artist Blxst has returned today with the next chapter to his 2021 EP, Just For Clarity 2. Out via Red Bull Records/EVGLE, the four-track package includes his December release, “Keep Calling” (11 million streams) with chart-topper Larry June, alongside rap’s leading tastemakers Roddy Ricch on the stand-out single, “Passionate,” and Mustard and Terrace Martin on the love bomb, “Ghetto Cinderella.”
Blxst shares, “‘Passionate’ is bigger than a song to me. I like to look at it more as a mindset, especially working with Roddy on this record. I think it’s dope to see somebody’s success go from zero to a hundred, especially somebody from the hometown. I just remember us being in a studio before anybody knew who we were and we had that same drive and passion. This track is a look back at that, seeing where we were, where we are, where we’re going, and what brought us here today.”
The EP is stacked with some of LA’s most talented stars in the game, all of whom have hustled their way to the top. It’s an ode to that dedication and a home-coming project for Blxst, one that defines his role in the city with confidence and humility. Through that lens he finds clarity in the present, artistically reflected in the visuals surrounding the EP.
He adds, “Just for Clarity 2 is the second installment of a project I put together for my supporters to have an update of what’s going on in real time. When I think of clarity, I think of being clear and getting straight to the point. It’s a moment for me to vent and be honest and transparent, which is a theme throughout the EP. I call it a flawless four pack because it’s intentionally short and sweet, but it’s also an appetizer before the debut.”
Blxst kicked off 2023 with two iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations, up for “Best R&B Artist” and “Best New R&B Artist.” These follow a string of accolades across his exponential growth last year, including wins at the XXL Awards for “Best New Artist of the Year,” Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players for “Rookie of the Year,” and the AIM Awards for “International Breakthrough Artist.” Capped by his track record of 2+ billion career streams, Platinum and Gold certifications for singles “Chosen” and “Overrated” respectively, radio hits, and a sold-out headline world tour, Blxst is only just getting started.
Just For Clarity 2 Tracklist
1. Ghetto Cinderella (ft. Mustard & Terrace Martin)
2. Passionate (ft. Roddy Ricch)
3. Call My Bluff
4. Keep Calling (ft. Larry June)