*photo by Andre Badenhorst
This week we are crushing on SILVABACK!
SILVABLACK is a South African Rapper, Writer and Poet. His passion has always been making music and he has done so under many names, where SILVABLACK was released in 2016 igniting the flames to fuel the steamrollercoster ride thus far.
SILVABLACK’s music holds his life. His stories and experiences, a true rap expression in the day of the South African musician- not all peaches and cream, however the talent, drive and passion for his music has succeeded him through over 20 years of commitment to rap. to music.
SILVABLACK LIVE was born to bridge the gap between music genres; bringing a full band in to play with the SILVABLACK rap sound.
(band includes; Ronnie Flex on Guitar & DJ HorseBlood on Bass & D-Money-Dale on drums & SILVABLACK on vocals).
Live performances include; ONICT (one night in Cape Town) opening for Yelawolf a Shady Records Artist, Soweto Slaghuis Sundays, Kitcheners Protect Ya Neck multiple performances, Arcade Empire opening for Haezer, Oppikoppi and more.
SILVABLACK is not the stereotype, he is the real deal.
The SILVABLACK creative team have molded the SILVABLACK brand/image/ feel through a visually dynamic and raw approach. Working with some of the best in the business; Andre Badenhorst & Ross Maxwell in achieving an incredible visual impact. Check out their collaboration on the video for “Take-Off” below:
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
If the potential interest is completely unknown,the way she carries herself as an individual physically would catch my eye first.
From there hopefully a conversation pursued opens up a bit more into what’s going on in her head.I am a sucker for an independent well spoken who can hold my attention with conversation.
What is your definition of romance?
Romance.For me,writing is where I find my romantic side.I find I have the ability to express through Words on a page ways I connect with said love interest.cliched as it sounds,Coupled with something as simple as flowers,dinner,a movie in her company,maybe even just talking till late hours..
What’s your instant deal breaker?
Crazy,dishonesty,Drama.Theres enough of it in the world so I don’t want the person I’m with to have those traits.
What’s the strangest thing you have ever done to get a love interest’s attention?
When I was a youngster I was so infatuated by this girl at my school. We pretty much had most classes together but I had no courage to actually speak to her. So I bought her a teddy bear, wrote her a letter, rode my bike all the way to her house and stuffed it all into her post box.
Back at school the next day I acted completely oblivious to what I had sent her. Awkward is an understatement. She did go to a young school dance with me though!
What’s the strangest thing someone has done to get your attention?
I have had more disturbing experiences than strange. Off hand, I have a certain line in my lyrics that I felt was quite offensive, yet a girl came up to me after hearing it through a mixtape, told me she thought the line was so passionate, proceeded to tell me I was strange/raw/rugged amongst other titles, then wanted to hookup(she had a boyfriend)-my exit was swift.