“mangalica mink” is an ode to high-end food (the meat that mangalica pigs produce is known as the highest quality pork in the world) and fashion (mangalica pigs are the only extant pigs with wool, which I bet would make a very fye mink coat). The title represents my epicurean/sartorial interests and my tendency to use music as a tool to detail and examine the intersections between the two. My palates have grown more refined over time, and this project displays the luxurious, polished, elevated sound I've been working to develop.
Following his graduation from the University of Chicago in 2018, South Florida-raised rapper Blvck Svm found himself struggling to break through as an artist. After losing his job as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, he contemplated quitting music and moving home to find a regular job and apply to grad schools. But ultimately he decided to stay in Chicago and give music one last shot. Svm decided to release a series of biweekly singles as a last-ditch effort to rejuvenate his career. The first single of that series, “Bleach,” released March 2020, caught fire a few months after its release, and it completely changed Svm’s trajectory. After 2+ years of consistent biweekly/triweekly releases, Svm has propelled himself into the full-time rapper position he has always envisioned.