Thursday, Mar 9th
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mykki Blanco (born Michael David Quattlebaum Jr) is a writer, activist and international performing artist. In 2010 Quattlebaum first began making crushing industrial punk under the moniker No Fear before beginning a video art project that would grow to be the glamorous riot grrrl rap of Mykki Blanco.
In 2012, Mykki burst into the music scene with the ‘Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels’ EP. Later in 2012 Blancodropped the seminal ‘Cosmic Angel Mixtape’, that featured Mykki’s first wave of hits ‘Wavvy’, ‘Haze Boogie Life’ and ‘Kingpinning’.
On May 21, 2013 Blanco released his second work ‘Betty Rubble: The Initiation’ EP. In January of 2015 Mykkipartnered with !K7 to create her own imprint DOGFOOD Music Group, a label that aims to give voice to underground artists that share her vision and \”transcend conventional cultural boundaries / constructs.\” The first DMG release titled C-ORE, a new compilation project, was out on Sept 18. Mykki is currently working on her solo album.
Recording artist and raunchy rapper Cakes Da Killa is a 23-year-old with three critically-acclaimed mixtapes to his name. His latest release Hunger Pangs solidified him as “one of hip hop’s most exciting voices,” according to The Needle Drop, and a ferocious rapper who “sounds like he will absolutely slap your face off” in the words of Stereogum. No small feat, as this intensity has also garnered him praise from the likes of Vice, MTV and The Fader. Cakes Da Killa’s unique sound is a mix of various musical influences, cinema and underground experiences. Praised for both his lyrical content and flow, which has earned him comparisons to Lil Kim and Foxy Brown, Cakes now has over 8,000 Soundcloud followers and over 9,000 Facebook fans, as well as an international following that’s brought him to places around Europe, Canada and Australia, all the while shattering the preconceived notions of what it takes to be a respected lyricist. (Rightfully) bragging that he can, “spit that shit to make a homophobe a hypocrite,” Cakes continues to prove the statement true with each release he knocks out.