Betty Rubble: The Initiation

Mykki Blanco drops a video and announces EP.

24 April 2013

Finally, a solid date for the release of New York rapper Mykki Blanco‘s EP Betty Rubble: The Initiation, out on rising taste maker UNO, May 21. After wowing the world with the mind-blowing Cosmic Angel: Illuminati Prince/ss mix tape, the teen raptress will be taking it the next level with a slew of European and US tour dates and this District MTV collaboration for lead single ‘Feeling Special’, produced by Matrixxman.

With more wigs, plenty of machismo and a seedy red light just to make everything that little bit creepier, Blanco shows her developing skills in rap, while daring people to call it otherwise: “You can love it or hate it but this is HIP HOP.” Blanco will be playing Paris’s Vilette Sonique on May 26 and London’s Village Underground on June 10. See Facebook for more details and the track listing below. **

1. Angry Birds
2. Crisp Clean
3. Feeling Special
4. Bugged Out
5. The Initiation
6. David Blaine Bitches
7. Ace Bougie Chick
8. Vienna


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Mykki Blanco – ‘Feeling Special’

Mykki Blanco. Feeling Special.
20 February 2013

We predict big things for Mykki Blanco (aka Michael Quattlebaum Jr) this year. After last year’s brilliant Cosmic Angel: Illuminati Prince/ss drop and Mykki Blanco & the Mutant Angels EP before that through UNO, there’s the announcement of a follow up with a new persona in the Betty Rubble: The Initiation EP in March.

As a first taster of what to expect, Quattlebaum has posted ‘Feeling Special’ on his tumbr and it’s a moodier wander through the weird wonderland of Mykki Blanco while moaning, in deeper-than-ever vocals, “follow me down that rabbit hole”. He also slips in some lines from the earlier ‘Kingpining’ single, while barren bass lines are provided courtesy of San Francisco producer Matrixxman. The latter happens to be a member of the same 5kinAndBone5 collective who produced Le1f‘s pumping hit ‘Wut’ and points to an even grimier sounds to come. Listen to ‘Feeling Special’ here. **

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