Mykki Blanco


Mykki Blanco and Cakes Da Killa

Feb. 20
7:30 p.m.
Alternative, Electro Pop, Hip-Hop, Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter

Mykki Blanco, the performance art persona inhabited by Michael Quattlebaum, celebrates fluidity in all things — gender and genre, experimentation and accessibility, brazen performativity and heartfelt honesty — and offers an alternative sound and vision to the often boxed-in world of mainstream hip-hop. Refusing to define herself, Blanco blends avant-club-rap, bombastic noise-punk, and pop that’s both sincere and syrupy, and she challenges listeners with her striking nonconformist lyrics. On his recent debut album, Hedonism, the aggressive New Jersey MC Cakes da Killa showcases his dual interests: raw, hard-hitting bars and electronic dance vibes. The two performers have combined forces for the Stunt Queen Tour, a notable move of the needle for engaging, experimental hip-hop that cuts through conventional heteronormativity.