The LACS: Hip Hop Music, Country-Style
The LACS have something truly special to offer fans, and that's a music
niche few have ever entered before. The LACS call their music "hick hop country". Their MO is rap music belted out by blue-collar,
hard-working, beer-swigging types. It's down to earth, raw and loud. In fact, the name lets you know up front to expect loud
country boys. LACS stands for Loud Ass Crackers. Who would have guessed?
The LACS are still building
up their fan base, so you can expect to see them touring wherever fans will have them. 2014 is packed with tour dates, starting
with April and continuing through the entire summer. Check often for new tour dates. As more people come to know and love
this duo, its schedule may grow to fit more dates and locations. In fact, the LACS were recently asked to perform at some
of Average Joe recording artist Colt Ford's tour stops.
These boys aren't fooling around with their blue-collar
image. It's not just for show, and they're not afraid to get dirty. Living the dream can prove expensive for musicians still
working their way to the big time. The LACS work up a sweat and make dollars for the road by framing houses and breaking their
backs during union shutdowns.
The LACS consist of Clay Sharpe, called Uncle Snap, and Brian King, better
known as Rooster. So far, their music credits include three albums, recorded with Average Joe's Entertainment, a subsidiary
of Backroad Records; and three early albums with Side Ya Mouth Records, the LACS' independent label. The duo is country through
and through, hailing from Baxley, Georgia.
Some artists wait for success to find them, and others
make their own success. The LACS decided to take the latter route in 2002, releasing Midas Well Get Drunk through their
own label, Ya Mouth Records. This album, as well as South on Fire and Lacology, gave them just enough of a push
to get them noticed and spur them on toward mainstream success. Their first two albums alone sold over 5,000 copies. iTunes
and CD Baby helped ensure that what could have been an obscure hip hop act gained fans from around the world. In 2011, the
duo released its first album, appropriately named Country Boy's Paradise, through Backroad Records.
LACS are still up and coming but have already experienced some measure of success. Country Boy's Paradise made it to
No. 52 on the U.S. Country charts and No. 27 on U.S. Heat charts. 190 Proof, released in 2012, made it to No. 8 on
U.S. Rap charts and No. 9 on U.S. Indie charts. Keep It Redneck soared to No. 3 on the U.S. Country charts and No.
5 on U.S. Rap charts.
If you want quiet and laid back, stay home. This country rap, southern rock
combo heats it up on stage, living up to its promise to be loud, country and full of fun. Got The Lacs tickets? Get ready
to dance and rap along, as the killer beats and on-point lyrics make it impossible to stand still. The LACS are pretty big
on audience participation, so expect to feel like you're up close and personal, no matter how far from the stage you are.
If you're lucky, you might even get on stage to dance a jig or two with these rapping good old boys.