XXL Freshman Comethazine Layers His Vocals on the Experimental Banger “Stand”
Video: Comethazine – “Stand”
Creating a Beat With Nothing But His Own Vocals, the Latest Bawskee 3.5 Single Finds the Alamo Records Signee Embracing New Sounds
“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
With a vicious attitude and an uncommon talent for crafting bangers, Comethazine delivers your daily dose of turn-up with his adrenaline-fueled rap music. Taking a break from the aggressive synths and subterranean bass that characterized much of his previous work, Comethazine takes the next step with “Stand,” his new video single. On “Stand,” Comethazine strips back his music to the bare essentials, foregoing traditional instrumentation and creating a beat with his own ad-libs and signature utterances–the only sound you hear on “Stand” is Comethazine’s voice. Going in atop the skeletal backdrop, Comethazine creates a hypnotic atmosphere, harmonizing with himself as he threatens to take out anybody who gets in his way. With a minimal, black-and-white video shot by YGA, “Stand” is the latest single from Bawskee 3.5, the rapper’s upcoming debut album.
Recently named by XXL Magazine to the 2019 Freshman Class, Comethazine is a new kind of rap star. Continuing his meteoric rise, which he accomplished without features or big-name producers, Bawskee 3.5 crackles with electricity–it’s the 21-year-old rapper’s most complete artistic statement to date. 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, the upcoming album boasts the recent single “Just Saying.” Bawskee 3.5 arrives on July 26th via Alamo/Interscope.
Earning over 107 million combined streams on Spotify alone, Comethazine recently earned a a GOLD certification from the RIAA “Walk,” which inspired a remix featuring A$AP Rocky. Earlier this week, Comethazine shared his XXL Freshman Freestyle, racking up over 800,000 views and reaching the top ten of YouTube’s Trending Chart. With hundreds of millions of streams across all platforms, 3.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and an Instagram following that tops 1.3 million, Comethazine is just getting started.
Watch “Stand”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRECzxkmoBc
Buy/Stream “Stand”: https://smarturl.it/costand
Watch Comethazine’s XXL Freshman Freestyle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xj6c70F46k
Check out the XXL Freshman Cover Story: https://www.xxlmag.com/news/2019/06/2019-xxl-freshman-cover/
Buy tickets to the 2019 XXL Freshman Showcase on July 22nd: https://www.axs.com/
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.
Comethazine XXL Freshman Freestyle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xj6c70F46k
“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.