BlackLight, born Reginald DeVore Jr., was born in Central America and raised in TX. An early musician - from the church choir to high school band and, eventually, the Recording Conservatory of Austin, TX - he has an affinity for music in its various forms. After a two year internship at Matchbox Studios, he continues to produce and engineer music for bands from across the United States. Since 2017, BlackLight has been producing his own works as a Hip Hop artist.
The audio-engineer-turned-artist describes his sounds as primarily "anthem" music, but also explores personal realities of love, fatherhood, and even socio-political themes as necessary. BlackLight's latest album, "Mr. Impressive," reiterates his ongoing message - "Make a way for yourself, and don't let anyone slow down your hustle."
In 2022, BlackLight featured on season six of award winning Netflix series, Queer Eye. Before that, he performed in Mumbai, India, at the OnePlus Music Festival with American artists Katy Perry and Dua Lipa. BlackLight was an official artist for SXSW Music Festival 2020 and has had his work featured in publications such as EASTside Magazine, Almost Real Things Magazine, and the Daily Texan of the University of Texas.
BlacLight is currently promoting for his third studio album, as well as his latest single, "All On Me."