Blxckie, The Durban rapper tipped to be the next Nasty C when he burst into the scene in 2020, with his pandemic hit, ‘Big Time Shlappa,’ has steadily continued down a similar success path as the man he was often compared to., and that includes a couple of gold and platinum plaques and now a Redbat endorsement deal.
Around this time last year ago, Blxckie released his debut album after a slew of successful singles including ‘Ye x4‘ featuring non-other than Nasty C himself.
The album titled ‘B4NOW’ was a staple trap effort novel in both its production and Blxckie’s unique vocal dexterity and choppy flow, doused with slurry playful baby accents, and a palette of infused genres.
Somnyama and Redbat in a collaboration with a release of their new sneakers celebrate the success of ‘B4NOW,’ which spawned hits like ‘David,’ ‘Stripes‘ featuring Flvme, and ‘Hold.’
Blxckie expressed his excitement for the partnership and also revealed he will be the first SA rapper to have his own Redbat’s music culture tee.
‘B4NOW’ is now widely regarded as the greatest debut album by a South African hip hop artist, as amongst other accomplishments has accumulated ten different certifications for Blxckie in just one year of release.
Last year, he was named Apple Music’s up next artist and, along with several other nominations, won freshman of the year at the South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHAs).
Somnyama in one year, received the following plaques, double platinum award for “Kwenzekile” feat. Madumane and “Chang Cello”, “Ye ×4” feat. Nasty C, “Big Time Sh’lappa” feat. Lucasraps and “Hold”.
Gold awards for the following singles, “Sika”, “David”, “Joy” Ft. Oxlade, Umoya, “Cold” and for his “B4Now” deluxe album.
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