Interview with B L A C K I E
Michael La Cour, aka, BLACKIE is a rapper. Smart lyrics, music sounds like the sound of exploding refineries, gets people blazing.
Selling equipment online, trying to get that $$$
Where are you from:
La Porte, TX — family is from Louisiana
Where are you now:
How long have you been at it:
I thought this said “in it”! I’ve been in my mom’s house since I was a baby but yeah, same answer, I been doing this since I was a child.
What got you started:
It’s wild nigga. I been thinking that everything that has ever happened to me has formed my life in this specific direction. LIKE, ok, my dad was nearly deaf and so he used TO CRANK THE TV, so loud. So i’ve grew up in this loud house, shouting at everyone. Shit like that. In 5th grade I heard “Mo Money, Mo Problems” on a radio and I didn’t know what the fuck was going on. I know I had heard rap before but that was the first time where my mind fully latched it and then blew out.
What else do you do:
I feel like I don’t really do shit but that is not true. I am not a bum. My sense of time is wrecked. All I do, for sure, is work on “BLACKIE” & sell equipment. I don’t have a job and I don’t go to school. I stay up til 5am every night. I check my email 30 times a day. I feel like I live on 12 hr stretches of manic activity. Stuff that happened yesterday could have happened last week.
“THAT WAS WEEKS AGO MOTHERFUCKER” @ 6:10 mark
How do you keep it together:
I am glad the sun came back out. Sunlight & cigarettes and friends. It is hard tho still I want to die all the time but fuck that, keep crashing.
Check this out:
That is what I aspire to be.
What are you reading:
My girlfriend reads alot. I don’t. I’ve been asked this before and the for real last thing I remembered reading was an instruction manual or a spec sheet.
And its a year later and I got the same answer. Manual for a honda generator. Spec sheet for JBL E-140s.
What comedy and/or comedians are you into:
Shit! there is this giant black guy. End of his set he was telling this joke about his mom wanting him to tell her a “yo mama” joke. So hes like “…uhh… you sure?…’YOUR MOTHER IS SO UGLY WHEN SHE LOOKS IN THE MIRROR THE MIRROR DUCKS.'” Then his mom says to him, “YO MAMA IS SO NASTY SHE SUCK YOUR DADDY’S DICK AND THEN KISSES YOU GOODNIGHT.” then he just walked his giant ass off stage. omg man, whole place just exploded. I was watching it on tv and I fell out the bed. I dont know his name though but he’s brutal.
What are you listening to, lately:
Triple Six Mafia Underground Vol. 1
My friend moved from ATL to Oakland and hes got some gnarly demos up. His name is NEGASHI ARMADA.
I wish my car had a cd player so I could ride around to this shit
What art, if any, you seen worth talking about:
Angelbert Metoyer is the truth. I ain’t seen much in a while ’cause I’m on some recluse shit out here in LaPorte.
Worked any fucked-up jobs? Do tell:
I would lie on every application and say I had No Experience and then pretend to be a stereotypical “dumb nigger” so I could get by easier.
I worked the milk freezer at Wal-Mart. 30 degrees. 7am-4pm or 4pm – 11pm. The guy behind the milk, that was me. Terrible. Lot of girls buy groceries tho so you can lurk real good back there.
Played any fucked-up shows:
shitshitshit first BLACKIE show was in a ditch during a lightning storm. tape loops and blown out tube amps.
With whom, if anyone, do you roll:
Grew up with the Giant Princess & Buxton guys. BrettTaylorSings is my best friend and I might be in love with him.
Are there any people you’d like to mention who’ve helped you work it out:
Cop Warmth! 4ever
Anything you have in the works, on the ready, or on the horizon:
Spred Luv LP on vinyl coming out in April.
Where are you headed:
Gulf Coast tour in march right before SXSW. I got my own generator this year so fuck what you heard. I want to do some tight shit every month this year. Either tour or put out “BLACKIE” music on a new format.
Where is the rest of it headed:
Shit man, yeah. Less options man. Illusions of choices. Late last night one of these news stations was talking about a culture war. I thought fuck yeah. There is this super main stream – over stream culture. Then there is this cool kid indie/hip shit and that is even square as fuck and in the process of being co-opted.
What can you do about it:
Thats the kind of shit that makes me want to die. I aint here to die though not yet. I ain’t here to think or anything. I’m here to rap.