Apple Music announces the launch of its spotlight platform Up Next in South Africa. The Up Next program highlights the work of emerging artist across the globe. Durban-born producer and rapper, Blxckie has the distinct honour of being the inaugural South African artist featured in this initiative.
Blxckie was extremely elated over the news sharing that:
“In my short journey in this industry, I have learnt that supporters and fans are EVERYTHING! This is amazing for a young artist, and I’m so honoured to be the first Up Next South Africa artist! Masihambeni!"
The 21-year-old's current single 'Stripes' (featuring Flvme) is playlisted on Apple Music’s Mzansi Hip- Hop, African Hip-Hop, Africa Rising and The Plug playlists. Furthermore, Blxckie is featured alongside a bevvy of burgeoning talents from around the world in the Up Next playlist.
The wide-ranging global Up Next roster of past talent includes 6lack, H.E.R., Khalid, Billie Eilish more.