Open Space: Comethazine

“50 Cent, Chief Keef, and… Rick James,” starts the rapper Comethazine, who reps both Illinois and St. Louis, when asked on the latest episode of “Open Space” to name his biggest influences. “Rick James was just a saucy ass n*gga, feel me. 50 Cent was a hood n*gga. Chief Keef was a new wave n*gga. So, I feel like I’m all three of them n*ggas in one. I’m Rick James, b*tch.”

There’s no shortage of wild quotes from Comethazine, the young and sprightly rapper responsible for two of the more intriguing nu-trap heaters of the year’s second half, “Cop a Jag” and “Shoot Me.” Listen as he talks about his entry into the rap game—quitting his job as a mechanic and jetting to New York on a whim—and even the story of how he got his name is entertaining. “N****s used to call me Cocaine in high school,” he says. “’Cause I was a light-skinned n***a, you feel me? And I sipped lean, so… I put promethazine and cocaine together, and, Comethazine, feel me?”

Later, the blonde-haired rapper talked losing his “verified” status on Instagram, and offered an apology to the flick-sharing platform for snapping on a street vendor over melted cheese. (“N*ggas was like, ‘You so rude, delete this shit.'”) He also confirmed an upcoming mixtape, Death Wish, dropping sometime next year, “probably in January.” Watch “Open Space,” above.

Related Posts


Open Space: Thouxanbanfauni


Open Space: Young Nudy


Open Space with Kodie Shane


Open Space: Nessly


Open Space: Smino


Latest News

nas-rapture Film


Mass Appeal’s new Netflix series premieres this weekend at SXSW
same Hot Takes

It Was a Type Beat Year

The search for something new in a year of sameness
shea serrano Features

Shea Serrano Quit His Teaching Job, Now He Has Two Best Sellers and Two TV Shows

"It is funny to just walk in and just be a Mexican, because I’m usually the only one there"
mf doom Features

The 10 Best DOOM Songs of 2017, Ranked

Even after 'The Missing Notebook Rhymes' went missing, the masked villain still caused havoc
worst cops Features

The Worst Cops of 2017

The hall of shame
donald trump Features

32 Songs That Dissed Donald Trump in 2017

The "F.D.T." wave
lil peep News

R.I.P. Gus, Long Live Lil Peep

Resisting nostalgia at the speed of the internet
88 rising Features

Sean Miyashiro of 88rising Connected the Cultures

With 1.25 million YouTube subscribers and a gang of talent, 88rising controlled the new East-West flow
eminem Video

Eminem By the Numbers

You may know how many f*cks he gives, but what about the other crucial figures from Slim Shady's career?
tape Features

Why 2017 Was Rap’s Year of the Tape

Seven labels explain why they're still rewinding cassettes back
safdie brothers Features

The Safdie Brothers Got Gritty as 2017’s Filmmakers to Watch

"You might not like the feeling that you're feeling, but you can still be entertained by that feeling."
best albums Features

The 25 Best Albums of 2017

The essential sounds that defined one very strange year
hey arnold Humor

Everything About Christmas is Awful, Except the ‘Hey Arnold!’ Special

The one redeeming thing about this trash holiday
combat-jack Features

Knowledge Darts Vol. 32: Winter Solstice

I never got to say thank you
jeezy Video

Open Space: Jeezy

"You can’t just crush a diamond with a rock. It’s hard, it’s tough. But it’s bright."

Rhythm Roulette: Boi-1da

The wait is over