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Mykki Blanco

Transgender Activist, Rapper & Performance Artist

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 Mykki Blanco Biography

A fearless artist at his challenging yet melodic best, Mykki Blanco released his long-awaited debut, full-length album "Mykki" (produced by Woodkid and Jermiah Meece) in September 2016 on his Dogfood Music Group imprint via !K7 Music.

Mykki Blanco has metamorphosed many times. The multi-faceted star was a child actor who founded a performance art collective as a teen, ran away from home, and won scholarships to two prestigious art colleges, quitting both as he realized that “the art world is just one big scam for rich people” - an idea touched upon in album track "High School Never Ends" written with Woodkid, which premiered on FADER in May.

Finding fame first as a fearless noise rap poet, he published a book "From The Silence Of Duchamp To The Noise Of Boys." Then what started as a video art project about a “teenage drag rapper” transformed into two years of Blanco living as a transgender woman in his personal life. Though eventually not transitioning, Mykki Blanco graduated in real life as well as artistically into the non-binary, gender-queer, post-homo-hop musical artist that we see before us today. Needless to say, it’s impossible to pigeonhole Blanco, and his unique and beautiful sound is no exception.

Amassing a vast online following with a savvy and savage social media output, Mykki is hailed online as a digital warrior princess who rules across the underground music scene with mixtapes like "Gay Dog Food," cult hits like “Kingpinning”, and sensational videos like “Coke White”, “Starlight”, “The Initiation”, “Wavvy”, and “Haze Boogie Life”. Blanco’s output to date has been hailed as razor sharp, ahead of its time and sometimes deliciously far out. Yet this album seems to leave much of the mayhem behind, marking yet another departure, this time in favor of melody and musicianship, and Mykki comes of age as a serious chart contender. Mykki says: “I realised as an artist I need to focus on myself and on my work. Arguments with people online distract from that. I used to have a problem with the media trying to define me, either as a drag queen, or a transvestite, as a homosexual rapper, a transsexual or an HIV positive pop star, but most people need labels and my true fans know who I am and what I'm about."

Mykki Blanco’s referential framework is both archival and futuristic: a myriad of culture references, spiritual anecdotes, designer labels, make-up brands, hippie jargon, Fendi here and Snapchat there – all perfectly reflecting the creative dialogue and digital landscape we live in.

Blanco is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

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  • MYKKI BLANCO: THE WORLDS I INHABIT

    Artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. (aka Mykki Blanco), tells the autobiographical story of his origins. A child actor, poet, teenage prostitute, performance artist, and musician, Quattlebaum is an activist and one of the only vocal HIV-positive entertainers in the world. Interweaving stories of personal failures and career triumphs, laying bare the realities of racism, homophobia, abuse, and sexual trauma that would be critical pillars of his creative practice as well the artist’s exploration of their gender identity we learn the making and unmaking of Mykki Blanco. In “The Worlds I Inhabit” we learn about Quattlebaum’s journey of finding a place within the mainstream music and entertainment industry as a “gender outlaw” and the careerist strategies that would allow an unknown underground art freak to become an international musical performing artist. In “The Worlds I Inhabit”, Mykki Blanco speaks of his lived experience as an artist/writer/performer who inhabits many worlds both intersectionally and professionally and presents the lecture as appropriately as the artist could, as a performance. Chronological and stream of consciousness, lyrical and factual, Mykki Blanco invites you into the many varied, very much alive and evolving story of his life and creative practice.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Mykki Blanco?

    Booking fees for Mykki Blanco, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mykki Blanco, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Mykki Blanco?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mykki Blanco for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mykki Blanco for your next private or corporate function.
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Mykki Blanco

Transgender Activist, Rapper & Performance Artist

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Mykki Blanco Biography

A fearless artist at his challenging yet melodic best, Mykki Blanco released his long-awaited debut, full-length album "Mykki" (produced by Woodkid and Jermiah Meece) in September 2016 on his Dogfood Music Group imprint via !K7 Music.

Mykki Blanco has metamorphosed many times. The multi-faceted star was a child actor who founded a performance art collective as a teen, ran away from home, and won scholarships to two prestigious art colleges, quitting both as he realized that “the art world is just one big scam for rich people” - an idea touched upon in album track "High School Never Ends" written with Woodkid, which premiered on FADER in May.

Finding fame first as a fearless noise rap poet, he published a book "From The Silence Of Duchamp To The Noise Of Boys." Then what started as a video art project about a “teenage drag rapper” transformed into two years of Blanco living as a transgender woman in his personal life. Though eventually not transitioning, Mykki Blanco graduated in real life as well as artistically into the non-binary, gender-queer, post-homo-hop musical artist that we see before us today. Needless to say, it’s impossible to pigeonhole Blanco, and his unique and beautiful sound is no exception.

Amassing a vast online following with a savvy and savage social media output, Mykki is hailed online as a digital warrior princess who rules across the underground music scene with mixtapes like "Gay Dog Food," cult hits like “Kingpinning”, and sensational videos like “Coke White”, “Starlight”, “The Initiation”, “Wavvy”, and “Haze Boogie Life”. Blanco’s output to date has been hailed as razor sharp, ahead of its time and sometimes deliciously far out. Yet this album seems to leave much of the mayhem behind, marking yet another departure, this time in favor of melody and musicianship, and Mykki comes of age as a serious chart contender. Mykki says: “I realised as an artist I need to focus on myself and on my work. Arguments with people online distract from that. I used to have a problem with the media trying to define me, either as a drag queen, or a transvestite, as a homosexual rapper, a transsexual or an HIV positive pop star, but most people need labels and my true fans know who I am and what I'm about."

Mykki Blanco’s referential framework is both archival and futuristic: a myriad of culture references, spiritual anecdotes, designer labels, make-up brands, hippie jargon, Fendi here and Snapchat there – all perfectly reflecting the creative dialogue and digital landscape we live in.

Blanco is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

Mykki Blanco Videos

  • Mykki Blanco - "Free Ride" (Official Video)
  • Mykki Blanco speaks about race in whiteface
  • "Hideaway" Is Mykki Blanco's Artful Exploration of HIV Stigma ...

Mykki Blanco Speaking Topics

  • MYKKI BLANCO: THE WORLDS I INHABIT

    Artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. (aka Mykki Blanco), tells the autobiographical story of his origins. A child actor, poet, teenage prostitute, performance artist, and musician, Quattlebaum is an activist and one of the only vocal HIV-positive entertainers in the world. Interweaving stories of personal failures and career triumphs, laying bare the realities of racism, homophobia, abuse, and sexual trauma that would be critical pillars of his creative practice as well the artist’s exploration of their gender identity we learn the making and unmaking of Mykki Blanco. In “The Worlds I Inhabit” we learn about Quattlebaum’s journey of finding a place within the mainstream music and entertainment industry as a “gender outlaw” and the careerist strategies that would allow an unknown underground art freak to become an international musical performing artist. In “The Worlds I Inhabit”, Mykki Blanco speaks of his lived experience as an artist/writer/performer who inhabits many worlds both intersectionally and professionally and presents the lecture as appropriately as the artist could, as a performance. Chronological and stream of consciousness, lyrical and factual, Mykki Blanco invites you into the many varied, very much alive and evolving story of his life and creative practice.

FAQs on booking Mykki Blanco

  • How to book Mykki Blanco?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mykki Blanco for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mykki Blanco, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mykki Blanco or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mykki Blanco?

    Booking fees for Mykki Blanco, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mykki Blanco, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mykki Blanco?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mykki Blanco for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mykki Blanco for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mykki Blanco or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mykki Blanco or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mykki Blanco is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as MYKKI BLANCO: THE WORLDS I INHABIT. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mykki Blanco for your event is available upon request. Mykki Blanco generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Samy Nour Younes Figaredo, Shane Ortega, Geena Rocero, Kylar Broadus and Matt Ellison. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mykki Blanco for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Mykki Blanco Speaker Videos

  • Mykki Blanco - "Free Ride" (Official Video)
    Mykki Blanco speaks about race in whiteface
  • "Hideaway" Is Mykki Blanco's Artful Exploration of HIV Stigma ...

Mykki Blanco Speaking Topics

  • MYKKI BLANCO: THE WORLDS I INHABIT

    Artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. (aka Mykki Blanco), tells the autobiographical story of his origins. A child actor, poet, teenage prostitute, performance artist, and musician, Quattlebaum is an activist and one of the only vocal HIV-positive entertainers in the world. Interweaving stories of personal failures and career triumphs, laying bare the realities of racism, homophobia, abuse, and sexual trauma that would be critical pillars of his creative practice as well the artist’s exploration of their gender identity we learn the making and unmaking of Mykki Blanco. In “The Worlds I Inhabit” we learn about Quattlebaum’s journey of finding a place within the mainstream music and entertainment industry as a “gender outlaw” and the careerist strategies that would allow an unknown underground art freak to become an international musical performing artist. In “The Worlds I Inhabit”, Mykki Blanco speaks of his lived experience as an artist/writer/performer who inhabits many worlds both intersectionally and professionally and presents the lecture as appropriately as the artist could, as a performance. Chronological and stream of consciousness, lyrical and factual, Mykki Blanco invites you into the many varied, very much alive and evolving story of his life and creative practice.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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