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Mykki Blanco Reveals That He’s HIV Positive

Last night, queer rapper and performance artist Mykki Blanco publicly came out as HIV positive via a post to his official Facebook page:… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 13, 2015 - 6:01 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: Mykki Blanco Gay Dog Food

Mykki Blanco can rap. Last year, I walked into a Swedish hotel ballroom during the Way Out West festival and saw him, shirtless and sweaty, barking bars while standing on the bar in the middle of the room, Scandinavian kids freaking out all around him. He tends to keep that same focused intensity on-record, too… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Download Mykki Blanco Gay Dog Food Mixtape

The New York punk-rap hyena Mykki Blanco only ever makes intense music, but he’s never made anything quite as intense as his new Gay Dog Food mixtape. On first listen, there’s not even that much rapping on Gay Dog Food. Blanco spends as much time screaming as he does spitting bars, and the music i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014 - 11:26 am

Etnik – “Unclassified” (Feat. Mykki Blanco) Video

Etnik has released a video for his hard-hitting new collaboration with Mykki Blanco. The video amplifies the gothic-rave vibe of the song, featuring slow-motion dancing and some intimidating-looking car rides. Blanco gets down in a mechanic shop and plays with fire. The badass visuals were directed by photographer Björn Jonas. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / October 20, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Mykki Blanco – “Moshin’ In The Front” (Feat. Cities Aviv)

Mykki Blanco has announced the release of Gay Dog Food, a new project that’s out at the end of the month. It features collaborations with Kathleen Hanna, Cakes Da Killa, Katie Got Bandz, and more. “Moshin’ In The Front” is the first song we’ve heard from the release and it’s an oppressive, noisy number featuring… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014 - 10:53 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There are some major releases stacking up for the end of the year, and all last month, 5 Best Songs was filled with heavy hitters. This week felt like the eye of the storm. Most of the artists on here might have gotten overlooked if we’d been hit with another TV On The Radio or… More »

By: Stereogum / October 3, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Etnik – “Unclassified” (Feat. Mykki Blanco) (Stereogum Premiere)

Behold, one of those genius rapper-producer pairings that just plain works. On “Unclassified,” the title track from young German producer Etnik’s new OWSLA EP, Mykki Blanco absolutely goes off. The talented art-damaged pioneer exudes charmingly down-to-earth charisma, sounding like an absolute boss while spinning lines like “I just took a Midol cause I thought the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 30, 2014 - 10:28 am

Tricky – “Lonnie Listen” (Feat. Mykki Blanco & Francesca Belmonte)

British trip-hop originator Tricky and New York-based nutball Mykki Blanco belong to two very different generations of rap iconoclasm, but they’ve come together on “Lonnie Listen,” a track from Tricky’s new album Adrian Thaws. And they have a pretty strong chemistry, the two of them trading unstable muttery verses over a beat that sounds like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 18, 2014 - 3:28 pm

Mykki Blanco – “She Gutta” Video

Mykki Blanco only ever makes awesome videos. And after being arrested in Portugal “for being gay,” the confrontational New York-based has made a video for the recent single “She Gutta” that’s politically charged but messy; you’re never entirely sure what’s going on. The video takes place in a gang-ravaged, drone-plagued near-future Los Angeles, and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Mykki Blanco Arrested In Portugal “For Being Gay”

The gender-bending rapper Mykki Blanco is doing a residency at an art gallery in Lisbon right now, and his trip overseas isn’t going so well. As Noisey reports, Blanco was arrested at the airport Monday after an altercation with local police. During the encounter, he posted on Facebook, “I’M being arrested in Portugal for being… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 21, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Mykki Blanco – “She Gutta” (Prod. Jeremiah Meece)

“She Gutta” pairs Mykki Blanco with Jeremiah Meece, a producer who last year left a significant mark with his project The-Drum and credits on Le1f’s Tree House (read our review of that here). The track menaces and glares and fits just right with Blanco who is dropping some of her toughest brags. Case in point:… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 28, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Mykki Blanco – “Booty Bamboo”

The gender-freaking New York-based art-rapper Mykki Blanco has one of the most intense presences on rap’s underground, and his (or, if she prefers, her) music remains tough and confrontational without missing out on a certain element of fun. Blaco’s new single “Booty Bamboo,” produced by Amnesia Scanner, is a big, clomping, off-kilter banger that promise… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Behind The Scenes At Fool’s Gold’s Day Off 2013

On Monday, the Brooklyn-based Fool’s Gold label carried on its tradition of hat-tipping old New York with an annual Day Off block party. Helmed by founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, the free party that once took over the backyard parking lot of a Manhattan bar had clearly grown with the label’s popularity, sprawling over Williamsburg… More »

By: Puja Patel / September 4, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Friendzone – “Who Wanna Rumble” (Feat. Mykki Blanco)

This summer’s Adult Swim Singles Series, which gives away a free track every Monday, has some pretty big names involved. But this week’s contributors are a bit more under-the-radar. “Who Wanna Rumble” pairs Friendzone, the internet-rap producer who supplying all the beats for Main Attrakionz’ forthcoming 808s & Dark Grapes III, with Mykki Blanco, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 8, 2013 - 4:37 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Earlier today, I posted a bigass list of my favorite music videos of the year. That should honestly be enough to keep your optic nerves crammed full for the day. But if you’re done with it, or you’re somehow low on viewing options this weekend, please note that plenty of other good music videos came… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Mykki Blanco – “Initiation” Video

Los Angeles’s financially beleaguered Museum of Contemporary Art seems to be pulling through, at least on the endowment front, and the parting clouds of economic hardship are dovetailing with this deft commission: MOCA had Mykki Blanco make a video for “Initiation,” the second single from the Betty Rubble: The Initiation EP. Directed by Ninian Doff,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 5, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Mykki Blanco – “Kingpinning” Video

“Kingpinning” is a Brenmar-produced standout from the world of Michael Quattlebaum, who raps as Mykki Blanco, who trades in wigs and other drag elements, who told the NY Times his style is “a mixture of riot grrrl and ghetto fabulousness,” and whose origin story includes writing letters to Vincent Gallo, running away to NYC, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 28, 2013 - 9:26 am

Autre Ne Veut – “Counting” Video (Feat. Mykki Blanco)

The bedroom-R&B newcomer Autre Ne Veut now has a video for his great breakout single “Counting,” in which both he and the song’s guest, gender-bending New York rapper Mykki Blanco, play sad hospital orderlies. David Riley directs; watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Download Mykki Blanco Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/Ss Mixtape

NYC rapper Mykki Blanco has been a big figure on NYC’s underground music and club scenes, where her work is closely affiliated with acts like House Of LaDosha and LE1F. Today sees the release of Blanco’s first full mixtape, an affair that features the previously mentioned LE1F as well as production from Flosstradamus, Gatekeeper and… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 9, 2012 - 2:26 pm