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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 »

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 »

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 »

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Mykki Blanco – “Coke White, Starlight” Video

The confrontational New York rapper Mykki Blanco has a history of making intense, iconic music videos, and the new clip for "Coke White, Starlight," a…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2015 - 10:00 am

Mykki Blanco – “Coke White, Starlight”

Just about six months ago, Mykki Blanco announced that he was done with making music forever. That obviously didn't happen, and the project's ambitions have…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 12:33 pm

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:…
Peter Helman | June 13, 2015 - 6:01 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
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…
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…
James Rettig | October 14, 2014 - 10:53 am

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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2013 - 4:37 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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2012 - 1:04 pm