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Biography —

Mykki Blanco is the stage name of American poet and performing artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. Quattlebaum is an interdisciplinary artist who uses contemporary hip hop as a performance medium to express his larger ideas. In 2011 he published his first book of poems “From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys”. He also began performing two new projects, crushing industrial rock under the name No Fear and glamorous, ghetto-fabulous riot grrrl rap under the name Mykki Blanco. In 2012, Mykki made her grand entrance with the Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels EP, featuring cuts like “Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)” and “Gay Dog. Later in 2012 Blanco dropped the seminal “Cosmic Angel Mixtape”, dubbed “From Teenage Runaway to Hip Hop Queen” in a profile by the New York Times Mykki Blanco was solidified as a young artist whose creative work with hip hop had just begun. On May 21, 2013 Blanco released his second work “Betty Rubble: The Initiation” EP, Chris Kelly, in his review for FACT, commented, “For those that have watched and listened to Mykki Blanco’s hypercharged evolution, Betty Rubble: The Initiation isn’t just a culmination of what she’s done…

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Mykki Blanco is the stage name of American poet and performing artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. Quattlebaum is an interdisciplinary artist who uses contemporary hip hop as a performance medium to express his larger ideas. In 2011 he published his first book of poems “From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys”. He also began performing two new projects, crushing industrial rock under the name No Fear and glamorous, ghetto-fabulous riot grrrl rap under the name Mykki Blanco. In 2012, Mykki made her grand entrance with the Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels EP, featuring cuts like “Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)” and “Gay Dog. Later in 2012 Blanco dropped the seminal “Cosmic Angel Mixtape”, dubbed “From Teenage Runaway to Hip Hop Queen” in a profile by the New York Times Mykki Blanco was solidified as a young artist whose creative work with hip hop had just begun. On May 21, 2013 Blanco released his second work “Betty Rubble: The Initiation” EP, Chris Kelly, in his review for FACT, commented, “For those that have watched and listened to Mykki Blanco’s hypercharged evolution, Betty Rubble: The Initiation isn’t just a culmination of what she’s done — it’s a sign of what’s to come.” Hip Hop Giant XXL wrote, “Blanco’s strength is that he sounds like no one else in rap, and his presentation is still more innovative than ever.”

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Mykki Blanco talks to Pitchfork —

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Mykki Blanco talks to Pitchfork here about what’s in store for her forthcoming debut album, working with Tricky and Basement Jaxx, upending expectation, and why she looks up to Death Grips and Marilyn Manson.

Source: Pitchfork 1st July 2014

Listen to the new Mykki Blanco EP Betty Rubble: The Initiation —

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The release is upon us, for the new Mykki Blanco EP “Betty Ruble: The Initiation”

This link is streaming it now on Pitchfork here

Source: Pitchfork 22nd May 2013

Mykki blanco leaks first cut of forthcoming ep —

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Mykki Blanco has leaked his first cut of forthcoming EP, ‘Feeling Special

Source: Fact Mag 22nd February 2013

Mykki Blanco speaking & featuring in NY rap documentary —

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The Harlem MC Mykki Blanco speaks to Pitchfork at this link about shitty airports, Jay-Z’s unflappable cool, Fiona Apple, waffle bikinis, Sally Field, Waffle Crisp, and the greatness of Marilyn Manson.

Mykki Blanco will also be featured in a New…

Source: Pitchfork 17th January 2013

Mykki Blanco “I want to f**k with people” —

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This New York rapper has offered a message “I want to f**k with people.”

The unstoppable rise of Mykki Blanco can be read about in this Fact feature.

Source: Fact Mag 6th November 2012
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