Review: B L A C K I E-“True Spirit and Not Giving a Fuck”

By Lane Oliver

I had not heard much of Houston rapper/experimental artist B L A C K I E prior to seeing him perform at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas a few weeks ago. This year really opened my eyes and ears to the world of underground, forward thinking hip-hop with the release of Death Grips’ Exmilitary mix tape, and B L A C K I E definitely falls into their category. So, after seeing his very eccentric performance I just had to check out some of his work. Luckily, he released his new EP, True Spirit and Not Giving a Fuck (download link included at the end of the review) for free earlier this year. If you’re a fan of Death Grips, you should like B L A C K I E.

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