Newly-Minted XXL Freshman Comethazine Announces Bawskee 3.5, His Debut Album, Coming This Summer via Alamo Records/ Interscope
Fresh Off His Announcement as a Member of XXL’s 2019 Freshman Class, the Alamo Signee Shares “Just Saying,” the Album’s Apocalyptic and Aggressive Lead Single
“St. Louis teen Comethazine gave rap a shot, and got millions of streams in return. As his December 2017 video ‘Piped Up’ inches closer to 3 million views, it seems the young rapper made the right choice to leave the regular nine-to-five life behind” – XXL
“Comethazine is one of the most buzzing artists in the hip-hop world” – HotNewHipHop
Specializing in concise bursts of attitude and aggression, Comethazine is a new kind of rap star. Preparing his most refined collection of bass-boosted bangers to date, Comethazine announces Bawskee 3.5, his upcoming debut album, and reveals his new blood-red aesthetic on the album’s cover art. With irresistible hooks molded from clipped cadences and snide turns-of-phrase, Comethazine’s music hits like a jolt of adrenaline, providing an instant dose of turn-up for any situation. The latest installment in the Bawskee series of projects, which started in 2018 with Comethazine’s first mixtape, Bawskee 3.5 arrives later this summer via Alamo/Interscope.
To accompany the announcement of the album, Comethazine shares “Just Saying,” the album’s sneering lead single. Echoing with creeping synths and booming bass, “Just Saying” casts side-eye in the direction of haters and fakes, asserting his boss status and questioning whether the opps even have reason to exist: “If you ain’t got no diamonds on your neck, then how you drippin’ in?/And if you ain’t pourin’ up and sippin’ tech, then what you sippin’ in?”
Breaking onto the scene in 2018, Comethazine parlayed the success of viral singles like “Walk” and “Bands” and his first two Bawskee mixtapes into a spot on XXL’s 2019 Freshman Class. His biggest hit to date, with 99 million combined streams on Spotify alone, “Walk” recently earned a GOLD certification from the RIAA, and inspired a remix featuring A$AP Rocky. With hundreds of millions of streams across all platforms, 3.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and a Instagram following that tops 1.2 million, Comethazine is just getting started.
Earlier this year, Comethazine dropped Bawskee 2, a turbo-charged mixtape, that refines and expands Comethazine’s winning formula, building hooks around witty boasts and snarling delivery. Featuring buzzing singles like “DeMar DeRozan” and “Nonsense,” which recently received a music video, Bawskee 2 is a tour-de-force of aggressive and succinct rhyming, designed to make you punch through the roof of your car.
Stay tuned for Bawskee 3.5, arriving soon.
Buy/Stream “Just Saying”: https://smarturl.it/justsaying
Check out the XXL Freshman Cover Story: https://www.xxlmag.com/news/2019/06/2019-xxl-freshman-cover/
Born Frank Childress in 1998, St. Louis-native Comethazine was a lean-loving high-school dropout. Influenced by Nipsey Hussle, Odd Future, Lil B, and Chief Keef, he started rapping in 2015. He soon discovered that his initial output was not as well received as party-oriented cloud rap, so he switched angles and scored a pair of local underground hits with “Run It” and “Hella Choppers.” The Aloe Vera EP landed in 2016, which resulted in a late-2017 deal with Alamo Records. A slew of short singles followed, including “Deathwish,” “Piped Up,” “Oowee,” and “Hero.” “Bands” became a viral hit, landing on his first full-length, Bawskee, which debuted on the Billboard 200 upon its release in 2018.
“Just Saying”: https://smarturl.it/justsaying
Bawskee 2: http://smarturl.it/bawskee2
Buy tickets to the “Bawskee 2 Tour”: https://www.bawskeegang.com/
“High Riser”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClL12fyYmDA