Mykki Blanco (born Michael David Quattlebaum Jr) is a writer, activist and international performing artist. In 2010 Quattlebaum first began making crushing industrial punk under the moniker No Fear before beginning a video art project that would grow to be the glamorous riot grrrl rap of Mykki Blanco.
In 2012, Mykki burst into the music scene with the 'Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels' EP. Later in 2012 Blanco dropped the seminal 'Cosmic Angel Mixtape', that featured Mykki's first wave of hits 'Wavvy', 'Haze Boogie Life' and 'Kingpinning'.
On May 21, 2013 Blanco released his second work 'Betty Rubble: The Initiation' EP. In January of 2015 Mykki partnered with !K7 to create her own imprint DOGFOOD Music Group, a label that aims to give voice to underground artists that share her vision and "transcend conventional cultural boundaries / constructs." The first DMG release titled C-ORE, a new compilation project, was out on Sept 18. Mykki is currently working on her solo album.
Photo by Bruno Staub
07 Jun, 2019
Mykki Blanco stars in the video for 'Dark Ballet', the latest single from Madonna's new album 'Madame X'.
21 Jan, 2019
Mykki Blanco features on the new single from Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum's J-E-T-S project.
Released through Innovative Leisure and premiered by Fader, the video for 'Play', the first single from their forthcoming album, see's Mykki take on a number of persons whilst delivering his fierce flow from the confines of a photo-booth.
16 Jan, 2019
The NOS Primavera Sound festival in Porto, Portugal in June, features a whole host of Primary Talent International artists:
Thursday 6th June
Friday 7th June
...Men I Trust
Saturday 8th June
06 Dec, 2018
The Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona from 30th May - 1st June 2019, has announced it's extensive line-up, which includes Primary Talent artists:
...Danny L Harle
17 Aug, 2018
Mykki Blanco is featured on the new Brooke Candy track 'My Sex', alongside Pussy Riot & MNDR.
25 Jun, 2018
Mykki Blanco features on Teyana Taylor's 'WTP', taken from her Kanye West produced album 'K.T.S.E.', out now on G.O.O.D. Music.
18 Dec, 2017
Mykki Blanco & Tommy Cash are guests on Charli XCX's new 'Pop 2' mixtape. Featured in i-D.
04 Oct, 2017
Mykki Blanco teamed up with iD to film 'Out of this World', a documentary on Queer creatives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
24 Jun, 2017
Young Fathers & Mykki Blanco were amongst M.I.A.'s Meltdown at the Southbank Centre's 'Top 10 Moments'.
24 Apr, 2017
Rapper, performance artist, and activist Mykki Blanco released his debut studio album, 'Mykki,' in late 2016. Now, in collaboration with director Daisy Zhou, he's turning a standout track, 'Hideaway,' into an artful examination of the effect of HIV stigma on romantic partnerships on the occasion of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.