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B L A C K I E

B L A C K I E performing live at Numbers in Houston, Texas. 2008.
Background information
Birth name Michael LaCour
Born 1987
Origin Houston, Texas
Genres American Grime, Hip Hop, Noise, Rap, Industrial, Electronica, Experimental
Occupations Rapper, record producer
Years active 2003–present
Labels Paper Stamp Record Company

AG82 Records Dull Knife Records

Associated acts Cop Warmth
Website http://www.myspace.com/blackieblackieblackie

Michael LaCour (born 1987 in Houston, Texas), known by his stage name as B L A C K I E...in All Caps, With Spaces[1], is an American rapper and record producer. His music is an array of Noise, Southern Rap, and U.K. Grime. This combination of influences has led him to be labeled as the founder of American Grime.[2]

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History

B L A C K I E first found fame by assembling his own sound system.[2] The system is rumored to consist of over twenty speakers and is estimated to be rated at more than 5,000 watts. Often set up on the floors of nightclubs, his massive sound system coupled with his energetic performances caused B L A C K I E to become legendary in Houston.[3][4]

Music

The rapper's sound has been described as "equal parts fucked-up electronics, distorted pop-cult samples, guitar feedback, video game noise, and angry-as-hell street flow". [5] He calls it "U.S. Grime"[6] , and it has left several critics dumbfounded.[7][8]

B L A C K I E's unique approach to rap has made him a fan and college-radio favorite.[9][10][11]

Discography

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Albums

  • 2008 Wilderness Of North America

Digital Downloads

  • 2008 B L A C K I E vs. Everyone
  • 2008 Above Ground: The Mixtape

EPs

  • 2005 B L A C K I E EP

References

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