July 5, 2014

Fresh off the Boat presents NYC rapper, performance artist and poet Mykki Blanco

FLY Hong Kong
G/F, 24-30 Ice House St, Central, Hong Kong

Date: Saturday, 5th July 2014
Time: 10pm onwards

Door charge: $100 includes 1 standard drink

Supporting DJs: Woodtek, Subcoat, DJ Rags (Boiler Room)


For table bookings and enquiries:
G/F, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong | 2810 9902 | Instagram: Fly_HK

Mykki Blanco is the stage name of American poet and performing artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. Quattlebaum is an interdisciplinary artist who uses contemporary hip hop as a performance medium to express his larger ideas. Quattlebaum grew up bouncing between San Mateo, California, and Raleigh, North Carolina, but ran away to New York City at the age of 16. He didn’t stay there long, and soon headed back to California, but college drew him toward the Art Institute of Chicago. Moving back to N.Y.C. after dropping out of school he published his first book of poems “From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys” in 2010. Quattlebaum counts artists and writers such as Marcel Duchamp, Anaïs Nin, Bob Kaufman and Jean Cocteau as influences. In 2011 he began performing two new projects, crushing industrial rock under the name No Fear and glamorous, ghetto-fabulous riot grrrl rap under the name Mykki Blanco. In 2012, Mykki made her grand entrance with the Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels EP, featuring cuts like “Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)” and “Gay Dog.” Dubbed “From Teenage Runaway to Hip Hop Queen” in a profile by the New York Times Mykki Blanco was solidified as a young artist whose creative work with hip hop has just begun.

“Mykki Blanco reigns over bass-heavy post-trap anthems by the likes of Flosstradamus, Sinden, or Le1f. Socialized in the alternative culture of the East Village, Mykki Blanco goes back to the performative character of hip hop, citing Alice Cooper, Björk, and Missy Elliott as major influences. And despite all the voguing flashiness, there undoubtedly is an earnest core to the agenda of this academically trained performance artist, Terry Richardson muse and published poet (her book From The Silence Of Duchamp To Noise Of Boys was released under her birth name Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.). Some might say she’s the encompassing urban artiste – but one should never forget what a killer MC she is. Time to get wavvy.”