Artist —

Mykki Press Photo Feb 2014


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. Quattlebaum grew up bouncing between San Mateo, California, and Raleigh, North Carolina, but ran away to New York City at the age of 16. He didn’t stay there long, and soon headed back to California, but college drew him toward the Art Institute of Chicago. Moving back to N.Y.C. after dropping out of school he published his first book of poems “From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys” in 2010. Quattlebaum counts artists and writers such as Marcel Duchamp, Anaïs Nin, Bob Kaufman and Jean Cocteau as influences. In 2011 he 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.” Dubbed “From Teenage Runaway to Hip Hop Queen” in a profile by the New York Times…

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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. Quattlebaum grew up bouncing between San Mateo, California, and Raleigh, North Carolina, but ran away to New York City at the age of 16. He didn’t stay there long, and soon headed back to California, but college drew him toward the Art Institute of Chicago. Moving back to N.Y.C. after dropping out of school he published his first book of poems “From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys” in 2010. Quattlebaum counts artists and writers such as Marcel Duchamp, Anaïs Nin, Bob Kaufman and Jean Cocteau as influences. In 2011 he 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.” 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 has just begun.

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Dates —

30th April 2014
Mochvara, Zagreb (Croatia)

1st May 2014
Donaufestival, Krems (Austria)

2nd May 2014
Kino Siska / Komuna hall, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

3rd May 2014
A38 Ship, Budapest (Hungary)

8th May 2014
NYX, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

12th May 2014
queima das fitas, Coimbra (Portugal)

22nd May 2014
Bikini, Toulouse (France)

30th May 2014
Lanificio, Rome (Italy)

4th June 2014
Bla, Oslo (Norway)

5th June 2014
Südblock, Berlin (Germany)

7th June 2014
Distortion, Copenhagen (Denmark)

12th July 2014
Summer Sound, Liepaja (Latvia)

8th August 2014
Baleapop, St Jean de Luz (France)

9th August 2014
Wastelands, Ghent (Belgium)


News —

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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