Comethazine

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Comethazine
Comethazine на фестивале «Rolling Loud 2018».jpg
Comethazine at Rolling Loud Miami in 2018
Background information
Birth nameFrank Childress
Born (1998-07-06) July 6, 1998 (age 21)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.[1]
OriginEast St. Louis, Illinois, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present
Labels
  • Hench Mafia
  • Alamo
Associated acts
Websitebawskeegang.com

Comethazine[2][3] (born July 6, 1998), known professionally as Comethazine, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his single "Walk", which peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.

Career[edit]

Comethazine began posting his music on audio distribution platform SoundCloud and video distribution platform YouTube as a teenager, allowing him to quit his job as a mechanic to focus on music full-time.[1][4]

In early 2018, a feature on SoundCloud that allows their original sound file to be switched was abused for an unofficial upload of YBN Nahmir's song "Bounce Out With That", that was replaced with his song "Bands", causing it to acquire the chart data of "Bounce Out With That".[5] It is unclear who perpetrated this, though the account associated with the switch has since been removed.[6]

This incident helped increase the popularity of "Bands", which later drew scorn from commentators. Comethazine's music has been critiqued for its perceived lack of originality.[7]

In 2019, he was selected to be a part of the 2019 XXL Freshmen Class. [8]

Musical style and influences[edit]

Comethazine's music has been compared to the works of American rappers Playboi Carti and Tay-K, and has been referred to as anti-melody, a derivative form of trap that uses the bass as a source of melody instead of traditional instrumentation.[9] He has cited rappers such as Big Mike, Chief Keef, and Jim Jones as musical influences.[1]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
US
R&B/HH

US Rap
Bawskee 136
Bawskee 2
  • Released: January 11, 2019
  • Label: Alamo Records
  • Format: Digital download
61 36
Bawskee 3.5
  • Released: July 26, 2019
  • Label: Alamo Records
  • Format: Digital download
53 26 23

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Certifications Album
US
Bub.
"Piped Up" 2017 Bawskee
"Bands"
(solo or with Rich the Kid)
2018
"Walk"

(solo or with ASAP Rocky)

20
"Oowee"
"DeMar DeRozan" Bawskee 2
"Highriser" non-album single
"Nonsense" 2019 Bawskee 2
"Just Saying" Bawskee 3.5
"Stand"
"50 Bars" TBA

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
NZ
Hot
"Find Him!" 2019 33 Bawskee 3.5
"Solved the Problem" 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Seabrook III, Robby (6 April 2018). "The Break Presents: Comethazine". XXL (magazine). Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ "CHILDRESS FRANK – Songwriter/Composer". repertoire.bmi.com. BMI. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  3. ^ Berry, Peter A. "Comethazine Plans to Explore the World of Melody on Next Project". XXL Mag. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  4. ^ "VFILES Premiere: Comethazine Has a Death Wish". VFILES. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  5. ^ Moore, Matthew (19 February 2018). "Fake the music and dance: pop song dodge boosts ratings". The Times. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  6. ^ Guan, Frank (12 February 2018). "Other Sites Have Fake News, So SoundCloud Has Fake Music". Vulture. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  7. ^ Pierre, Alphonse (7 September 2018). "Comethazine: Bawskee". Pitchfork (website). Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  8. ^ "2019 XXL Freshman Class". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  9. ^ Press-Reynolds, Kieran (13 February 2019). "Comethazine and the Rise of Anti-Melody". The Fordham Ram. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Comethazine". Recording Industry Association of America.