Profile: The multi-talented Bulinki the Tailor

Known for his extra ordinary voice “Bulinki” is a Multi-disciplinary artist and aspiring
businessman, who was born and bred in the streets of Namakgale, Phalaborwa within
the Limpopo Province.

2016-07-02 17.39.22.jpgBulinki is a talented singer, songwriter, producer, composer, fashion designer and rapper. Fondly known to his audience as
Bulinki The Tailor, he is a young artist with a distinct husky but soothing voice, that
gives a rich sound to his music.

He recently released his debut EP project
BLACKLIPS TAPE with the smash hit A RE FIHLA featuring Pretoria-based MC Mloper. The song air-played live on various radio stations and gained popularity, although it was just a teaser from his catalogue of upcoming hits.

Listen to “A RE Fihla by Bulinki”

The Tailor is also a founder of the aspiring record label TAILOP MUSIC, which seeks to provide fellow Limpopo artists a platform to showcase their skills. Bulinki, as well as long-term confidant/manager Joshua Chauke, have both been involved in the organizing of the newly formed social market, THE STREET MARKET PHALABORWA™“SMP” that promotes multi-faceted artwork in photography, painting, beading, music, fashion, craft work, among the youth.

The events hosted by The Street Market movement, are developed by a young intercultural crew who pursue art as a tool of improving their communities, social standing and themselves as individuals.

Bulinki recently delivered a highly captivating performance at a Phalaborwa event which definitely left the audience in awe. From humble beginnings, this musician is tailoring the path for ALL Limpopo youth towards a crime- and drug-free, brighter future.
Major Performances
1. VIP Magazine launch (University of Limpopo, 2016)
2. Miss Mopani 2016 (Namakgale, 2016)
3. Freedom Madness Weekend (Mpumalanga, 2016)
4. State theatre weekly sessions (Johannesburg, 2015)
5. ANC Rally (Seshego, 2014)
6. LA Crushers 25th anniversary (Phalaborwa, 2014)
Major Collaborations
1. Charmza De DJ
2. Mloper
3. Vic Mash
4. Mopedy
5. Mlazah
Contact Details

Trevor Bulinki Mangena

078 536 1391

Joshua Chauke
 072 045 9977

bulinki22@gmail.com

Joshua.jpe01@gmail.com

Breaking into the Hip Hop Indie Scene

Indie musicians trying to make it in Hip Hop face an uphill battle. It’s a huge genre, and arguably over – saturated cause everyone wants to be a “rapper” these days, so standing out is difficult. But we have a few tips for those who feel the call of the beat!

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1 – Keep spreading those mixtapes.

Seriously, a mixtape is still one of the best ways to get noticed, even if you’re not actually using tape anymore. Having a mix fall into the hands of a producer is still possible in hip-hop, and the ranks of current hot artists are filled with those who first got noticed through a tape.

2 – Talk to terrestrial radio stations

In the rush to put your material online, don’t forget about your local media! If there are still radio stations in your area doing their own programming, try to make some contacts with their DJs or program directors. A local radio hit is very often a stepping stone to a wider notice.

3 – Be Local and Personal

Hip-hop allows more opportunity for personal exploration of what life is like in a particular city. try to engage real life scenarios in your lyrics as well, the personal or local touch can go a long way here.

4 – Make friends.

Arguably, the most important word for getting noticed in music these days is “feat.” Get on good terms with other artists in your area, and always be ready for a collaboration… even if it’s unpaid.

Plus, of course there is not telling which indie musicians might “make it big” first. If the spinning wheel of fortune lands on one of your friends before you, they could become your own path to the big leagues. Look to tour with other artists, and don’t turn down opportunities to be an opening act if they come.

5 – Diversify your sound

arguably the biggest problem among independent artists in Hip-hop is how generic so many of their tapes are. However you do it, add some spice to your sound that distinguishes it from all the others.

Hope these tips will help you in making informed decisions with your musical career!

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