[POP] Love it or hate it, this is what happens when southern country boys grow up listening to hip-hop. The Lacs — short for “loud ass crackers” (le sigh!) – consists of Georgia’s Clay Sharpe and Brian King, and since 2002, they’ve been slinging their genre-busting blend of southern-fried rock and rhymes. Impressively, they’ve cobbled a career on their own terms, self-releasing their first three discs and, most recently, creating their own label: Dirt Rock Empire. In between, the pair recorded a half dozen albums for Backroad Records, a subsidiary of an indie label owned by likeminded country-rapper, Colt Ford. Their latest, simply titled Dirt Rock, dropped in May and brings the duo to Buffalo Iron Works on Friday, August 17. Ohio’s Carter Winter will open with a more traditional country sounding set.