If you’ve been browsing the blogs as of late, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of transgendered talent Mykki Blanco (also known as Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.). The rapper/singer/songwriter/poet/performance artist has been making a big splash thanks to her rapid rhymes and gender-bending style, and certainly sure to aid in her rise to prominence is the new Mitch Moore-directed clip for “Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me A Perm).” The video, which aligns perfectly with the slowed-up, gain-heavy banger produced by Arca, finds a makeup-smeared Blanco on a dark and desolate beach, with aggressively interchanging shots of the lyricist sauntering seductively and screaming her raps with an alluring swagger while a cigarette and a bottle of whiskey rest in her hand. Mykki knows how to captivate her audience, and “Militia” is proof if one needed any—not even her masked co-stars, dead fish hanging limply on trees behind her, or a slimy squid can distract you from Blanco’s sensational star power. After this clip gets around (and Blanco’s new EP Mykki Blanco & The Mutant Angels drops tomorrow), chances are the New York-based artist won’t have any problem finding new militia members.
THE MYKKI BLANCO & THE MUTANT ANGELS EP, FEATURING THE TRACKS “AVENUE D” AND “HEAD IS A STONE,” IS OUT NOW ON 7″ VINYL VIA OHWOW. TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE. THE EIGHT-SONG DIGITAL EP IS AVAILABLE VIA UNO NYC TOMORROW ON ITUNES AND AMAZON.