Mykki Blanco is about to blow up. With profiles in The New York Times, Gawker, Pitchfork, Interview, and more, the wig-wearing female persona of Harlem rapper Michael David Quattlebaum Jr., has become an undeniable hip-hop wild card. With the new Francesco Carrozzini-directed video for “Wavvy,” Blanco seems ready for even bigger things as she escapes a bogus ecstasy deal, rides in a psychedelic delivery truck, and brings us to a party we could only hope to be invited to.
In Mykki Blanco’s world, hedonism is rampant, gender is fluid, and her raspy rhymes refuse to stay grounded. “I’m the muthafuckin’ rookie of the year,” announces Blanco straight off the bat. That may be true, but the year's not over yet, and "Wavvy" deserves to be heard by as many people as possible.
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Bad news, folks. MoMA recently announced plans to (once again) demolish the empty Folk Art Museum as part of its expansion plans. There has been understandable uproar from the arts and architecture community over the loss of a great building designed by the well-regarded architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
Last night, I finished True Detective. With one frantic, four-episode binge, I caught up to the rest of the world, at last able to socialize publicly without plugging my ears and posit my own theories on whether or not time is a flat circle. But, once I finally joined the conversation, I realized that wasn't in fact what read