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Frank Childress[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.

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Comethazine at Rolling Loud Miami in 2018
Background information
Born (1998-07-06) July 6, 1998 (age 21)
East St. Louis, Illinois [1]
OriginEast St. Louis, Illinois
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2015–present
  • Hench Mafia
  • Alamo
Associated acts

Comethazine has released three mixtapes since 2018, Bawskee, Bawskee 2, and most recently Bawskee 3.5, all to mainly positive reception.[4]


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][5]

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".[6] It is unclear who perpetrated this, though the account associated with the switch has since been removed.[7]

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.[8]

In 2019, he was selected to be a part of the 2019 XXL Freshmen Class. [9]

Musical style and influences

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.[10] He has cited rappers such as Big Mike, Chief Keef, and Jim Jones as musical influences.[1]



Title Details Peak chart positions

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


Title Year Peak
Certifications Album
"Piped Up" 2017 Bawskee
(solo or with Rich the Kid)

(solo or with A$AP Rocky)

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

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak
"Find Him!" 2019 33 Bawskee 3.5
"Solved the Problem" 34


  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". 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. ^ Williams, Aaron (July 25, 2019). "All The Best New Hip-Hop Albums Coming Out This Week". Uproxx. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "VFILES Premiere: Comethazine Has a Death Wish". VFILES. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  6. ^ Moore, Matthew (19 February 2018). "Fake the music and dance: pop song dodge boosts ratings". The Times. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  7. ^ Guan, Frank (12 February 2018). "Other Sites Have Fake News, So SoundCloud Has Fake Music". Vulture. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  8. ^ Pierre, Alphonse (7 September 2018). "Comethazine: Bawskee". Pitchfork (website). Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 XXL Freshman Class". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  10. ^ Press-Reynolds, Kieran (13 February 2019). "Comethazine and the Rise of Anti-Melody". The Fordham Ram. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Newly-Minted XXL Freshman Comethazine Announces Bawskee 3.5, His Debut Album, Coming This Summer via Alamo Records/ Interscope". Audible Treats. Word Press. June 21, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Comethazine". Recording Industry Association of America.