Published on August 26th, 2016 | by TLV News0
Local Artist Lowdown: M.i.C. harder ‘9000
Name: M.i.C. Harder’9000
Artistic Style: Street art, oil paint, stencils, and spray paint
Hometown: Detroit Michigan to Tillatoba, Mississippi
How long have you lived in Oxford? 13 years
Early art experience: Tracing the first TMNT in ‘86
Favorite visual artists: C215, DAN23, BANKSEY, Jean Michel Basquiat, Pollock, and Michelangelo
Art school? A little at Northwest in Senatobia.
Favorite book or author: George Jackson, Richard Wright, and Ponder on This
Favorite quotation: “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not!” – Basquiat
Do you work out of a studio? Anywhere is my studio
How many hours to you spend in your studio each day? When my son is not with me, I’ll try to draw my work for, I’ll say, 3 hours
Most productive hours? 12 am to 4 am I’m a night owl
Favorite project you’ve completed: So far my 3 Kings of the Blues project in 2013
Three ideas you want to explore in art: The three things I would like to explore in art is to do a series on Jazz vs. funk, The sucker punch project where I punch out hi profile celebrities and politician and whatever my hand touch the paper to let it flow.
Where can we see some of your art on display? On your walls if their empty. They need some ‘9000 on it.
Do you have a “day job”? If so, where? The Bottletree Bakery in Oxford, Mississippi
Favorite music/bands: Right now it’s all about old school Hip-Hop. Run-DMC, krs-one, Fat Boys, N.W.A., Jam on it by Newcleus, De La Soul, E.P. MD, J.J. Fad
What are some of your other hobbies? Cooking, writing, and poetry
Where do you hang out in Oxford? The Levee, Blind Pig, 3way store