Odd Magazine Music Feature: BlaQ-Slim

BlaQ-Slim released his new single “Polo” earlier this month and Odd Magazine is here to give you some insider info on the artist, share the brilliant artwork used by BlaQ-Slim, and give you some words of encouragement to go and check out the single.  

BlaQ-Slim, also known as Buntu Mawisa, is a South African recording artist and breakout rising star of the Cape Town Hip Hop scene. His first solo project, The Dreamer, was released in 2012. The outstanding reception inspired and motivated him to release an EP, “The Believer”, less than a year later. With a fast-growing success, platform and fan base, BlaQ-Slim has opened for South African artists such as Cassper Nyovest, Ricky Rick, AKA, and Kwesta. On 5 March 2021, BlaQ-Slim released his new single, “Polo”, and Odd has decided to share our thoughts. 

BlaQ-Slim’s “Polo” seems like a South African summer hit that we got treated with a few months early. With its multilingual bars and catchy hook that’s laid over a bouncy trap symphony, this is definitely a soundtrack to late night summer drives and parties. The single is fun and fit for the party and club scene, but it’s also very clear that BlaQ-Slim wanted to give us yet another authentic track. As for the artwork used to promote “Polo”, the credit goes to Babyboi Visuals and it’s a perfect representation for the single. The artwork gives off a GTA type of feel, which fits the single’s aesthetic pretty accurately. The flow and energy of “Polo” has all the fundamentals of a melodic trap song, and while we are not condoning social gatherings, when the time comes, this song should definitely be on everyone’s playlists. Whether you dancing, moshing, singing along, or chilling out, BlaQ-Slim has provided a true track and you should definitely check it out, along with the rest of BlaQ-Slim’s work and platforms. And if you want more after listening to “Polo”, BlaQ-Slim has told Odd to look out for a brand new project coming later this year. 

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