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Louisville, Kentucky, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Hip Hop Pop




"Louisville’s Bblasian Has Found Success In Positive, Authentic Rap"

Music listening has skyrocketed since the coronavirus became part of our reality, and more music is being made.

“​​…[T]he incredible abundance and growth of music licensed to streaming services is driving this engagement…In addition, music has provided fans with comfort and healing through these challenging times,” Frances Moore, CEO of IFPI, told Reuters this year.

Music as a source of comfort cannot be overstated. Eight in ten of the 43,000 music listeners who responded to IFPI’s survey said that music helped with their emotional wellbeing during the pandemic. The same applies for artists: making music is healing.

Louisville artist Bblasian navigated the past year-and-a-half tapping into the full range of the human experience. The shutdown didn’t slow him down: he invested deeply in BLM protests, was jailed for his involvement, had his first child and produced music for a new EP that is pending a release date.

A listening session at Evo Auditory, Inc. on Nov. 2 induced glowing responses from Lousiville’s music elite, like Stephon Dupree of Dupree Entertainment, studio engineer Robert “Saint” Calloway, and Jon Woo, who attended with Marzz, the artist he manages.

“The records have good vibes and feel intentional. They contained a lot of thought and purpose. Bblasian has always been good at writing from a real place and he showed that more on this project. He really tends to wear his experiences on his sleeve. The songs have no gimmicks,” said Woo.

Bblasian is conscious of the longstanding injustices that have been curdling for hundreds of years and permeated mainstream media after Breonna Taylor was killed. He speaks to that in his songs, and when listening, you might get the feeling Bblasian is fighting to break through the death that hangs heavy over his city.

The songs deliver unvarnished truths, defiance and hard-won hope wrapped in soothing pop soundscapes. They feel so good flooding your ears but leave you with something to think on. These are not lite, air-headed tracks for mindless consumption. Bblasian’s lyrics are assertively thoughtful.

Violence in Louisville is on the rise, with the number of murders topping 160 for the year just a month ago. This prompted Bblasian to remember when he was at a crossroads about his message and vibe. Consider that popular themes surging in hip-hop are threats, murders, and celebrations of murders.

“I started out thinking I had to be street. Like, I thought being positive was lame,” he said, thinking back to his teen years.

With Bblasian ready to release the new EP, a follow-up to 2019’s Dif, it’s the perfect time for LEO Weekly to look back on his origins and artistry.

Leaning positive helped Bblasian break out in 2017 with his song “Change,” as he quickly garnered 200,000 SoundCloud views (although today it’s much closer to a million). Everyone knows (or is) a SoundCloud rapper, so you can imagine how much traction it takes to rise above the noise on that platform. Bblasian is one of the winners of the SoundCloud game, and when you hear his sound you can’t deny his raw talent. - Sarah Kinbar


Single: Woosah

Single: Better Dayz

Single: BLM
Album: Diff 

Single: Change 

Single: Sleepless



Louisville, Kentucky, hip-hop artist Bblasian broke out in 2017 with his song Change, quickly garnering 200K Soundcloud views organically (today it's close to a million). Change is a coming-of-age record, an apology to his mother, an awakening. Since then, there’s only been growth on the music front. Actively recording since 2018, he has over 100 records in the bank. If you’re wondering who Bblasian looks to for inspiration, the answers are simple. He has kept those he calls “the greats” on repeat: Drake, Justin Beiber, J. Cole. G Herbo has also been a mainstay, and there’s no denying the influence of Juice WRLD. With Sleepless, Above & Beyond, and Devil is a Liar, Blblasian the songwriter has shown his hand as an insightful lyricist with an acquired taste for disruption and trouble. He’s careful about releases: Bblasian has dripped out only one album and eight singles over the past four years, nurturing audiences for each song, giving each song its due. Bblasian’s vibe delivers universal feel-good music, though he’s unafraid to tackle tough subjects, from life in the streets to time spent behind bars. On June 4, 2021, the artist dropped his latest record, Woosah, a pop-driven ode to letting go and relaxing.

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