Blueface was born Jonathan Porter in 1997, growing up in Los Angeles and moving around the area a lot before attending college at North Carolina’s Fayetteville State University on a football scholarship. After dropping out of college, Porter found himself back in L.A. and hanging out with his friend TC4800 in a studio session. At random he got on the mike, rapping for the first time in his life. He developed a polarizing style that incorporated lines that wandered in and out of meter as well as provocative, ear-catching lyricism heavy on slang and clever imagery. His first track to break through on a bigger level was “DeadLocs” in early 2018.
He followed the viral track with the even more successful “Thotiana” a few weeks later. He began doing tours of high schools and meeting fans at area malls. This grassroots promotion helped him build a devoted fan base and he quickly issued new music to keep them interested. The Famous Cryp mixtape, an EP entitled Two Coccy, and a collaborative mixtape with Trendd called We Over Famous all showed up before the end of 2018. Late in the year, Blueface signed with long-running rap superpower Cash Money Records. He began 2019 with the new single “Bleed It.” A handful of additional singles followed including the Rich the Kid collaboration “Daddy,” which was featured on his Dirt Bag EP later that year.source