NYC United States
Acid punk rapper, poet, cosmic angel: Discover the many faces of NYC spitfire Mykki Blanco, as she shares some personal faves with us.
_(artist-name)Mykki Blanco_ is not here to promote a movement, nor question people’s perception of what is and isn’t suitable in rap. She just happens to do so, being the most natural, cross-dressing MC spitfire to emerge from the Big Apple in quite a while. With the same rigid attitude that has her deny instrumentilisation of any sort, Mykki Blanco reigns over bass-heavy post-trap anthems by the likes of _(artist-name)Flosstradamus_, _(artist-name)Sinden_, _(artist-name)Le1f_, or _(artist-name)Brenmar_. Socialized in the alternative culture of the East Village, Mykki Blanco goes back to the performative character of hip hop, citing _(artist-name)Alice Cooper_, _(artist-name)Björk_, and _(artist-name)Missy Elliott_ as major influences. And despite all the voguing flashiness, there undoubtedly is an earnest core to the agenda of this academically trained performance artist, Terry Richardson muse and published poet (her book _(song-title)From The Silence Of Duchamp To Noise Of Boys_ was released under her birth name Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.). Some might say she’s the encompassing urban artiste - but one should never forget what a killer MC she is. Time to get wavvy.