To say that Mykki Blanco is UNIQUE would be the understatement of the year. She’s a transgender, acid-punk rapper from New York City. Do you know of other acid-punk rappers who are transgender? I’ll edit my post and give them a shout out if you do but I’m pretty sure that’s a verrrrry niche market. Mykki Blanco’s persona and music is fascinating. She is the glamourous alter-ego of 25-year-old Michael David Quattlebaum Jr; a character that emerged when he felt empowered going head-to-toe drag in public for the first time. These days, Michael switches effortlessly between his masculine and feminine characters but he appears to feel most fierce as Mykki.
Mykki just dropped the Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss Mixtape, a collection of eight songs with same shock value as Die Antwoord and Tyler, the Creator’s releases. She has the vocal quality of Weezy and similarly crass, frequently offensive lyrics but I can’t stop listening.
Pretty girls, pretty girls travel in packs.
This video will give you a good idea of what I’m talking about.
Download and listen to her mixtape for free here on WAS.