“don’t call this hip hop… don’t call me rapper”
come as u r… and no less the better for it. Currently touring with Peaches across Europe and with foots steps still soft… heading Australia/NZ way with said. Announcing Faux Mo performance and new album Come As U R – out DEC 9. On tour with Peaches from DEC 9.
BLACK CRACKER presents his second album Come As U R /// I am What I Am.
The award winning Slam Poet creates mental cinema, triggering the listener’s fantasy and body with surrealistic sounds and his typical groove styles.
Latest video premiered via Local Suicide of What Come What May
Come As U R comes as a daily digital journey, staged as an installation at Somos Gallery, Berlin DEC 4.
All the videos are self-directed by Black Cracker with additional 3D work by Camille Lacadée.
Not one to stay put or be pigeon-holed in a time which revels in classifying artists, Black Cracker´s work has resisted and presented a problem to those who insist on stretching the chaotic web of creation into a straight evolutionary line. Acting as a prism, Black Cracker presents his expression in a myriad of forms: depending from which angle you look at him, the light he reflects will reach your eyes in a specific pattern, his sounds will reach your eardrums and make them vibrate with tenderness or action. His charisma comes from a strong sense of community and the belief that the artist and his listeners are rowing the boat together. This is an art form in itself, breaking the hierarchy between stage and audience. Video, music, design and text: Black Cracker has adapted to all these climates.
Somewhere between titanium foam and silk fiber, he brings together tenderness and resilience. Of his own, Unto himself!
SAT 21 JAN – MONA FOMA – Faux Mo with Regurgitator, L-Fresh the Lion, Spoonbill, Ego x Ribongia, Raine Supreme, Sippy, Veronique Serret & more
and touring with Peaches:
FRI 9 DEC – Sydney THE METRO with Peaches & Habits
SUN 11 DEC – Melbourne 170 RUSSELL with Peaches & Habits – SOLD OUT!
TUES 13 DEC – Melbourne 170 RUSSELL with Peaches & Betty Grumble
THUR 15 DEC – Brisbane THE TIVOLI with Peaches & Habits
FRI 16 DEC – NZ Wellington SAN FRAN with Peaches – SOLD OUT!
SAT 17 DEC – NZ Wellington SAN FRAN with Peaches
SUN 18 DEC – NZ Auckland KINGS ARMS with Peaches – SOLD OUT!
MON 19 DEC – NZ Auckland KINGS ARMS with Peaches
WED 28 DEC – Adelaide THE GOV with Peaches
Come As U R is out December 9th on M=Maximal Records.
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BLACK CRACKER is Berlin’s hottest artist! VIVA TV declared him a favorite at the Berlin festival! SZIGET festival loved his show! Paleo Festival wants more! M=Maximal presents COME AS U R! The sound is his own signature Industial R&B/OFF Pop! Dubiously, combining elements ranging from Hip Hop, Soul and Jersey Club. He has recently opened for G-Easy, FKA Twigs, Big Freedia, and My Brightest Diamond as well as being mentioned in the publications V Magazine, The Guardian, Art Forum, Dazed and Confused, and the New York Times!
After a string of collaborations with artist such as Cocorosie, Creep, LCMDF and Bunny Rabbit, and being a key member of the NYC scene paving the way for peers Le1f, Zebra Katz and Cakes Da Killa, Black Cracker moved to Berlin and has easily become the artist to watch in a short amount of time. Touring Solo internationally as well as with his jazz project Grand Pianoramax, Black Cracker’s charismatic, generosity is a refreshing change the more “egocentric” art and times. These skill he earned and mastered through his years as an award-winning slam poet and educator in the early days of his career after dropping out of art school. Continuing in his avaunt, versatility he can also been seen performing along side Blixa Bargeld in the project Kiku as well as in theater and dance projects received with high acclaim premiering in venues such as HAU, Berlin and Kampnagel, Hamburg. All of which making him a shoe in for the global “Made By You” campaign featuring him and is work presented by Converse. Next up is touring Japan, Australia, and the USA as well as the release of his most anticipated album to date COME AS U R! – out DEC 9!