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Blackie (musician)

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Birth name  Michael LaCour
Name  Michael Lacour
Labels  TOOTH Records
Albums  SPRED LUV LP (2009)
Years active  2005–present
Role  Musician

Occupation(s)  Musician, rapper, record producer
Associated acts  Cop Warmth, Fat Tony, LIMB, Female Demand
Website  blackieallcapswithspaces.com
Genres  Hip hop music, Hardcore punk, Noise music, Industrial music, Electronica, Experimental music
Similar People  Cities Aviv, Death Grips, Cakes da killa, clipping, Ratking
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Michael LaCour (born 1987 in La Porte, Texas), known by his stage name B L A C K I E... All Caps, With Spaces (styled B L A C K I E) is an American musician and record producer. His experimental style combines hip hop, hardcore punk, noise, industrial and electronic.

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History

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Michael LaCour first gained notoriety as B-L-A-C-K-I-E through assembling his own sound systems. At one time his sound system was rumored to consist of over twenty speakers and to be estimated at more than 5,000 watts. These sound systems would propel LaCour to local recognition. Often set up on the floors of nightclubs and warehouses, his massive speaker arrangement coupled with his energetic and many times unscheduled performances caused him to become legendary in Houston.

Music

LaCour has been called a "one-man noise ordinance violation" and his 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". He at one point called it "U.S. Grime" and "Thrash-Rap", among other names, and it has left several critics dumbfounded.

Controversy

While LaCour's manic performances have made him a fan and college-radio favorite, in equal measure they have drawn the ire of many. LaCour has explained in interview that the spelling and spacing of the epithet that he uses as his stage name was chosen for visceral as well as aesthetic reasons. The artist states,

"...I started writing it down, like over and over and when I would write it normal like just with the B capitalized it looked ugly, I didn’t like how it looked. Then I started writing it in all caps real big all over the paper and I thought it looked really intimidating, really good..."

Albums

  • 2008 Wilderness of North America
  • 2012 GEN
  • 2014 IMAGINE YOUR SELF IN A FREE AND NATURAL WORLD
  • EPs

  • 2005 B L A C K I E
  • 2009 Spred Luv (cassette only)
  • 2011 True Spirit and Not Giving a Fuck
  • 2013 Fuck the False (cassette only)
  • Songs

    WarchildTrue Spirit and Not Giving a Fuck · 2011
    MY WINDOWSPRED LUV LP (2009) · 2009
    The Kid Who Tried to Cut Himself in HalfTrue Spirit and Not Giving a Fuck · 2011

    References

    Blackie (musician) Wikipedia


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