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WATCH: Drag Rapper Mykki Blanco Is Gettin’ “Wavvy”

Queer hip-hop performer Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. has a bit of a personality disorder: The New York-based artist-poet started out dropping beats as the homo-thug rapper No Fear, but has developed a new drag persona, Mykki Blanco, whose infectious new track, “Wavvy” has been burning up the Internets.

Though he’s been touted as part of a rising wave of gay rappers, Quattlebaum, 25, tells the New York Times he prefers to think of Blanco as “a mixture of riot grrrl and ghetto fabulousness.”
Citing influences from Lauryn Hill and  Kathleen Hanna to Jean Cocteau and Anaïs Nin, he says he’s using hip-hop as a performance medium. Doing drag, he says, makes him feel pretty. “And when you start to feel pretty: oh, boy, look out.”


    • Peter

      That was some straight up psychopathic, mentally-ill styled evil. Too much hate for me.

      Aug 25, 2012 at 7:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      this track is the shit! much better than than “join my militia.” it’s saying that the gaga era is over — finally, bitches, we can do it on our own terms now*… and all you avant-garde-lite muthafuckas stand down.

      yes sir, finally, in 2012 explicitly homo music which is CREDIBLE has come of age …. and that fire wasn’t started where you’d expect it: inside the citadel of “liberal” indie/alternative… but from right in the heart of the “enemy camp” itself of homophobia and hypermasculinism where queer black boys and girls and allies are lighting petrol bombs and destroying walls and building new weird futuristic skylines where i want to live.

      (have to say, he’s quite thug-cute in his civvies in a deranged oddball kind of way…and endearingly ugly as fuck as a woman. lol)

      * e.g. zebra katz:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo4Sqt2Bmaghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoI6zvbUitk (aural crack!)

      Aug 25, 2012 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NormdePlume

      What a pantload of crap

      Aug 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      @NormdePlume: yeah, he ain’t no phil collins…sorry ’bout that.

      Aug 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C

      ghetto hillbillies on bath salts.

      Aug 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter

      Watched it second time. Still don’t like the lyrics, but the costumes, scenery and cinematography is pretty good.

      Aug 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gotjee

      I don’t understand how Queerty STILL hasn’t done an article on Le1f! Are you people slow? Check out his video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrnq4SZ0luc (For that matter check his entire CD, it’s the SHIT)

      Aug 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      Love it. Reminds me of Die Antwood.

      Aug 26, 2012 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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