Founded nearly 20 years ago, BlackSandz Music Group is still making waves. The brand’s founder, Chris “Blendz” Hardison, is the man with a plan and the driving force behind the organization.
“It’s been years of trial and error, tests of loyalty, and the process of elimination,” Blendz said. “We’re in a real good spot now.”
BlackSandz has lasted over the years, matured, and is now expanding, said Blendz, a western Pennsylvania native.
Currently the BMG squad is gearing up for a major run for the industry. Its roster includes Blendz, Versatile, C-Sextion, Metafor Metty, Burg City Twins, Bree Cake, Dange Dizzy, Dumbway, DK, and Nic Angelo.
Helping Blendz on the production side is Trilla G. The duo creates the unique BlackSandz sound and goes by the name Sandboyz Productions.
Recently BlackSandz Music Group has been busy at work dropping new music weekly. “We Dem Boyz” is a new single that is catching fire with time. The standout track is from the upcoming BlackSandz compilation project Black Mafia. The song features Blendz, C-Sextion, and Metafor Metty. While I could go into details about the track, I think the title is self-explanatory.
Blendz recently released a mixtape titled The Island. The mixtape boasts lyrics and production from the artist, with appearances by his BMG cohorts. Check out the mixtape below and let us know what you think.
“We’re here for longevity. We’re not looking for no one-hit wonder. We’re just trying to keep hitting people with new music — and different music. Everything sounds the same right now, cookie-cutter stuff. We got our own sound and our own lane. We’re just grinding right now,” Blendz said.
C-Sextion, who’s currently working on his first official solo album, said, “You got to respect our music because we’re telling the truth, it’s real life struggles, real life stories. We’re giving it to you raw…there’s no acting over here.”
Blendz and the BlackSandz movement celebrated a recent accomplishment with the launch of their own radio show. The Plug is a new online radio show that supports indie and underground artists. Download the Support District Radio app to listen in.
The Black Mafia compilation album isn’t the only thing to expect from BMG in the near future. A new fashion line is coming soon and a film division is in the works.
“We’re working over here, no question. Who knows, we might be popping bottles of own liquor come this time next month,” Blendz said.
In other words…stay tuned…
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