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WATCH: Mykki Blanco - Feeling Special
Laurie Tuffrey , April 23rd, 2013 13:28

First listen from new EP Betty Rubble: The Initiation, due out in May

Ace New York MC Mykki Blanco has announced her new EP Betty Rubble: The Initiation, the follow-up to last year's excellent Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss mixtape, set for release on UNO NYC/Mykki Music via May 21. Have a watch of the video for the first cut from the record, 'Feeling Special', above.

It's been recorded with Blanco's now-familiar selection of forward-looking producers, including A-Trak & Oligee, Matrixxman and Sinden, and will be supported by an exhaustive world tour that's already begun in the US (have a look at the European dates below).

Says Blanco of the EP: "The Initiation EP is aptly titled as I feel the music on this release is my way of initiating listeners into the lyricism and storytelling, the hard hitting rhymes and tripped out cadences that have become the signatures of what make the Mykki Blanco sound. I know that I can be a chameleon but this EP peels back the layers of persona to reveal to you Mykki Blanco the rapper and nothing else. You can love it or hate it but this is HIP HOP."

Fri 10 - TV On The Radio's All Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sands
Wed 15 - Broadcast, Glasgow
Thu 16 - Islington Mill, Manchester
Sat 18 - The xx's Night + Day festival, Spreepark, Berlin
Tue 21 - K4, Nurnberg
Wed 22 - Certain People, Berghain, Berlin
Fri 24 - Club Bonsoir, Bern
Sat 25 - London Calling Festival, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Sun 26 - Villette Sonique, Paris
Wed 29 - Spring Festival, Graz
Fri 31 - Meet Factory, Prague

Sun 2 - Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin
Thu 6 - Lux, Lisbon
Fri 7 - Wilsonic Festival, Bratislava
Sat 8 - Circolo degli Artisti, Rome
Mon 10 - Village Underground, London
Thu 13 - Sonar By Day, Barcelona, Spain

Fri 5 - Pitch festival, Amsterdam
Sat 6 - Les Eurockéennes, Belfort
Fri 19 - Melt Festival, Ferropolis
Sat 20 - Dour Festival, Dour
Sun 21 - Lovebox Festival, London
Sat 27 - Midi Festival, Hyères
Sun 28 - Milhoes de Festa, Barcelos

Sun 4 - OFF Festival, Katowice
Wed 7 - Oyanight, Oslo
Thu 8 - Stay Out West, Gothenburg
Fri 9 - Flow Festival, Helsinki
Sat 10 - Dockville Festival, Hamburg