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Mykki Blanco

Swagger Like Us presents The Stunt Queen Tour

Mykki Blanco

Cakes Da Killa

Sat, March 4, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$16 ADV - $18 DOOR

This event is 21 and over

Mykki Blanco
Mykki Blanco
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. In 2011 he published his first book of poems "From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys". He also 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. Later in 2012 Blanco dropped the seminal "Cosmic Angel Mixtape", 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 had just begun. On May 21, 2013 Blanco released his second work "Betty Rubble: The Initiation" EP, Chris Kelly, in his review for FACT, commented, "For those that have watched and listened to Mykki Blanco's hypercharged evolution, Betty Rubble: The Initiation isn't just a culmination of what she's done — it's a sign of what's to come." Hip Hop Giant XXL wrote, "Blanco's strength is that he sounds like no one else in rap, and his presentation is still more innovative than ever."
Cakes Da Killa
Recording artist Cakes Da Killa is a 25-year-old rapper with five critically-acclaimed mixtapes under his belt. His 2013 release The Eulogy solidified him as "one of hip hop's most exciting new voices," according to The Needle Drop as well as a ferocious rapper who Pitchfork stated was, "the closest thing to a raunchy figure with enough on-mic charisma to convince you it's an admirable personality type."

This raw intensity has also garnered him praise from the likes of Red Bull, Afropunk and The Fader. Cakes Da Killa's unique sound is a mix of various musical influences and his underground experience. Praised for his lyrical wordplay, flow, and delivery Cakes has quickly carved a lane for himself in music as a trailblazer. Worth more than just a mention on a queer hip hop trend piece, Cakes Da Killa is a talent not to be slept on.

Cakes has as an international following that's brought him to places around Europe, Canada and Australia, all the while shattering the preconceived notions of what it takes to be a respected lyricist in hip hop. Rightly bragging that he can, "spit that shit to make a homophobe a hypocrite," he continues to prove the statement true with each new release. He has been featured in various printed publications globally and television specials such as VH1's LHH: Out in Hip Hop and VICE's Gaycation.

His debut album, "Hedonism", drops October 21st.
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