SummerStage Presents Mykki Blanco / Cities Aviv / Psychoegyptian in association with MeanRed

Thu. 08/07 | 7:00PM - Thu. 08/07 | 9:00PM @ East River Park

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  • 40 People
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This is a FREE show. 

Website: http://mykkiblancoworld.com/

Mykki Blanco is the stage name of American poet and performing artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. Quattlebaum is an interdisciplinary artist who uses contemporary hip hop as a performance medium to express his larger ideas. In 2011 he began  performing two new projects, crushing industrial rock under the name No Fear and glamorous, ghetto-fabulous riot grrrl rap under the name Mykki Blanco. In 2012, Mykki made her grand entrance with the Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels EP, featuring cuts like “Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)” and “Gay Dog.” Dubbed “From Teenage Runaway to Hip Hop Queen” in a profile by the New York Times Mykki Blanco was solidified as a young artist whose creative work with hip hop has just begun.

Cities Aviv first garnered attention in 2011 with his debut release Digital Lows, in which he created a lush soundscape by casting an array of musical influences, along with the rich heritage of Memphis rap, into the alchemical cauldron and set it to boil. His third album Come to Life sees Aviv come full circle- finding a balance amid the turbulence of burgeoning adulthood in the URL and IRL, and arising from the transformative flames as a harbinger of the new paradigm. Aviv’s street gospel stylings affix themselves in union with the eternal essence, and exist outside of the confines of trend, genre, or time-signature, flowing organically within the digital corridor. While his work will forever remain personal, Come to Life is also universal, and petitions listeners to reclaim their individualities, their dreams, and their true desires. Cities Aviv is Wilbert Gavin. Life is real. Come to Life.

Coming from a a background in multimedia art, Cuthbertson (Psychoegyptian) first picked up music as a means to reach to a wider audience. His efforts,  later showcased in a single titled ‘Black Guys in Motorcycle Jackets’ did not immediately get the following, yet piqued Mykki Blanco’s interest and got him on the tour bus. After releasing his second single, “Pretty Boy” last year, Cuthbertson is back with a third single, ‘Nike Signs’


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