Alter Festival


‘Mykki Blanco’ was created a decade ago – initially as an art project portraying a teenage female character posting vlogs and raps on social media – however the art and the artist evolved. Mykki Blanco is now a well-recognized figure withing hip-hop, pushing the genre to its most untethered bounds, melding noise and experimental elements with club and trap sounds, whilst also forging a uniquely subversive path within a genre historically entangled in a problematic ideological web of misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia. And while Blanco has been widely recognized as leading the charge as a pioneering trailblazer in the so-called ‘queer rap’ sub-genre, the music being creating in this new chapter of their career represents such significant musical evolution toward eradicating the confines of genre categories and mashing the previous perception of the ceiling of their potential reach.