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Mykki Blanco on Gay Dog Food and why you shouldn't call him a gay rapper

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Michael Quattlebaum Jr., better known as Mykki Blanco, is a singular presence in hip-hop, not just because he’s part of the first wave of openly queer rappers to gain traction with an audience outside the queer community but simply because there’s no other hip-hop artists who look, sound, or act like him. On his new mixtape Gay Dog Food he shows off some of the blunt-instrument flow that he built his reputation on, but spends far more time channeling Iggy Pop with an elastic sprechgesang that he uses to deliver hallucinatory lyrics about freaks, drugs, and kinky sex, wallowing in transgressive behavior with manic glee over beats engineered for maximum sonic filth. It’s one of the year’s most bracing rap records, and signals Mykki Blanco’s elevation from a new artist to keep an eye out for to an icon who demands attention. A few days before Gay Dog Food‘s release EW spoke to him by phone about where’s he’s been and where’ he’s heading.

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Watch Mykki Blanco's surreal video for 'The Initiation' -- EXCLUSIVE

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They say two heads are better than one, so why not faces?

Multi-gendered artist Mykki Blanco explores that question literally in the new video for  “The Initiation,” which you can watch exclusively here.

The new Ninnian Doff-directed Blanco clip justifies it’s sponsorship by L.A.’s MoCA and MoCA TV with serious art-star weirdiosity as Blanco — born Michael Quattlebaum, Jr. — prowls the streets in a sort of David Cronenberg/David Lynch cityscape fever dream.

Check it out for yourself below:

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