On my New York rapper bender this week, I bring you – MYKKI BLANCO aka Michael David Quattlebaum, Jr.
If you haven’t heard of one or the other, no fear. Either facet of the same person will be taking over a cultural media outlet near you anytime soon – Micheal/Mykki is one of those multi-talented artistes. An all-encompassing poet, rapper, actor, author and wildly frenetic multimedia performance artist, she came to my attention as Mykki Blanco – the pretty girl in a boys body who has epic flow, a keen fashion sense and the most adorable personality (that I can assume from the video blogs I stalk!)
She has proven herself as an artist, a published poet, and her music speaks for itself. Terry Richardson himself chose her to be a part of the campaign he shot for Happy Socks, along with model Ashley Smith and A$AP Rocky.
Not convinced? Do yourself a favour and watch the Francesco Carrozzini (stunningly!) directed video below of her track Wavvy, check out the fascinating read that is her interview with Alex Chapman for Interview magazine, or fill your ears with even more sharp flow by following here to Mykki’s soundcloud.