WATCH: Mykki Blanco – Feeling Special

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

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