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Mykki Blanco releases debut mixtape + kicks off first US tour 11.12

Sharp trash-talking lyricist, style icon on the rise – Mykki Blanco poppped onto everyone's radar o nly few months back, this intriguing crossdressing character that would instantly seduce most, and for the others, inevitably become a case study in some scholarly debate on gender issues in rap. Getting ready for the release, tomorrow, of debut mixtape Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss, Blanco couldn't resist but drop a track a couple of days ahead. On Wednesday, Kingpinning, with its organic beats and eerie signature stripped-down sound, came to introduce a first full-length for which the rapper surrounded himself with some of the country's most prominent DJs/producers, such as Gatekeeper, Flosstradamus, or Brenmar (the man behind 'Wavvy'). Mykki Blanco will be performing tonight (11.9) at Cameo Gallery, for this year's Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival before kicking off a first US tour on November 12th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, opening for Death Grips.  

Download Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss via The Fader.


Tracy's Top 3 NYC acts from CMJ 2012: SLEEPiES, Unstoppable Death Machines, Mykki Blanco

1- SLEEPiES "Hard to come back on these guys without either repeating myself or going into too much detail, which I am saving for a Q&A to be posted soon. So for now, I'll stick to a couple of comments, starting with the fact that I finally got to hear the Hot Singles played all in one go, which, despite understanding where the hesitation would come from (Feelers, with its sprightly clean-cut sprightly punk, tying far less into the new album's aesthetics (or even those of their earlier records) than would Sludge River Mouth,), I'd been wanting to hear for a while."

2- Unstoppable Death Machines "Queens-bred sibling power duo, UDM is 'a noise-punk tour-de-force built upon menacing riffs and insanely fast smashing drumbeats that threaten to break the sticks or drums themselves any second, with vocals passed through effects via a microphone strapped right onto Mike Tucci's mouth– one of the most satisfying acts caught during the day"

3- Mykki Blanco "NYC's own potty-mouthed 'acid punk rapper' Mykki Blanco (pictured), androgynous style icon on the rise, entertained the tiny jam-packed Cake Shop basement with half an hour of nasty raps turning into [...] one hell of a frantic spoken word performance." 


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