Sam Blk is the professional name of Michigan-based singer, rapper, songwriter and producer Michael Black. After growing up in a musical household, the 22 year-old Hip-hop artist started making his own tunes about five years ago. He debuted professionally in 2020 with the single “WWB (Way Way Back).” That song made a big splash with Hip-hop fans around the globe and currently has over 21K spins on Spotify alone. He has dropped three more singles in the months since.
When people hear my work, I hope they experience a moment where they can be free from reality.Sam Blk
“Long Time/Bag” is the latest single from Sam Blk, released worldwide to all major streaming services on May 21, 2021. The song is really a double single of two short tunes combined into one. The record opens with “Long Time,” a cool bit of Psychedelic Hip-hop. Percussive, EDM-style synths roll on a low Trap groove. Sam Blk rhymes dismissively about his haters as he sings, “I heard they prayin’ on my downfall. They gon be prayin’ for a long time.”
Halfway through the single the beat shifts to “Bag,” a downtempo lo-fi Boom Bap. 80’s style retro Synthwave keys ride the slow groove. Although the track has changed, Sam Blk maintains the trippy vibe as he drops a few quick bars and mixes it up with some hypnotic vocal and synth effects. The two halves flow perfectly together and provide a cool 2:40 escape from reality.
Check out “Long Time/Bag” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Sam Blk. Get on his socials and get in the loop as this multi-talented young artist continues his musical journey.