Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997, known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply Blueface, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California.
Porter, a former college football player, began rapping in January 2018 under the stage name Blueface Bleedem, a reference to his ties to the School Yard Crip gang.
On October 8, 2018, Blueface released a video for his song "Respect My Crypn" through WorldstarHipHop's YouTube channel, and shortly after, the song was posted to Twitter where it became a viral meme due to Blueface's off-beat flow and high-pitched voice, with users comparing his voice to that of cartoon character Courage The Cowardly Dog. The popularity of the video led to more of Blueface's music receiving attention, with his songs "Thotiana" and "Next Big Thing" earning newfound popularity.
In November 2018, Blueface was signed to Cash Money Records' West Coast affiliate Cash Money West, and posted clips of himself in the studio with both Drake
on his Instagram page.