Though he got his start with a traditional, lyrics-based focus, St. Louis rapper Comethazine turned his attention toward bass-heavy, trap-inspired party starters similar to Lil Pump and Lil Uzi Vert. After issuing a series of singles and EPs in the mid-2010s, he released his debut full-length, Bawskee, in 2018. Within a year, he issued a sequel before concluding the trilogy with his highest-charting effort to date, Bawskee 3.5.
Born Jahmier Velazquez in 1998, he 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. A year later, he issued the sequel Bawskee 2, which landed just outside the Top 50. That summer, he concluded the series with Bawskee 3.5, another collection of dark, sex- and hustle-obsessed trap bangers. Upon release, the set became his highest-charting effort to date, rising to 53 on the Billboard 200 and peaking just outside the Top 20 on the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi
HOMETOWNSt. Louis, MO
BORNJuly 6, 1998