Polarvortex – [Blvck Svm]

South Florida-bred, Chicago-based rapper Blvck Svm has been on my radar for a minute now, but his latest track “Polarvortex” is currently my favorite offering from him. On “Polarvortex,” Svm flexes the incredible lyricism we’ve come to expect from him, but this time around he does it within a traditional song structure, a departure from the style of most of his recent releases. The Florida emcee brings the basketball and fashion bars throughout, as per usual, but the punchline that stuck with me the most had to be “the way my numbers jumping, you think S-V-M a stock.” A catchy hook by Blvck Svm is the centerpiece of this track though as he sings, “Don’t need GPS, I know the route // Florida baby, I feel like I’m the coldest out // N****s think I blackballed my teeth the way I froze em out // Polar vortex when I open mouth.” All this comes together over an especially bouncy beat, courtesy of frequent collaborator and fellow South Florida producer, Sheri A. If the route he’s talking about in the hook is supposed to take him to the top, then this earworm is definitely helping him stay on that track. Overall, “Polarvortex” is an excellent all-around listen from one of Chicago’s quickly-rising lyricists, and is even nicely accompanied by a tight visual directed by Hunter McNeeley.

Steam Blvck Svm’s new single “Polarvortex” and check out the video below: