Black Cracker

Black Cracker - "Hold Yuh" - from the upcoming "PosTer Boy Mixtape" (2013), Produced by Maurau and Black Cracker.

Stoic as fuck, with a baby face and a set of blue-collar shoulders, Ellison Renee Glenn aka Black Cracker (formerly Celena Glenn) rocks a swag aesthetic that lies somewhere between Dipset and Blackbox. Currently living between Berlin and Lausanne, but based professionally out of NYC, he works as a producer/MC/writer and has collaborated with the likes of Cocorosie, Creep, Bunny Rabbit and Grand Pianoramax, among others. Black Cracker is known as an unconventional yet highly appreciated artist who knows how to translate studio time into energetic stage performances - one of the reasons why artists like Slick Rick, Grimes, Trust and many enjoyed sharing the stage with him. His work has recently been covered in the New York Times and Vice Magazine as well as on CNN.

PosTer Boy is a powerful journey opening an entirely different perspective on Black Cracker’s artistry. Known to be poetically political and more serious natured, this album reveals his playful side. PosTer Boy is the 13 track follow up to Black Cracker’s PreTty Boy. Both titles are a play on words marking his transition pre and post T. Made between NYC, Berlin and Switzerland, produced, recorded and mixed by Black Cracker, mastered by GIO DB of techno innovators DADUB, with additional beats made in collaboration with Swiss producer MAURAU. Fiercer than ever, well articulated and bold, the work won’t disappoint his public and the DJs who have been waiting to play Black Cracker’s “off pop” inclinations.

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Black Cracker
Credit: Jan Weber