March 22, 2013


NYC Rapper Mykki Blanco Gets Eerie on "Feeling Special"

It's easy to label New York rapper Mykki Blanco "that cross-dressing rapper" given that he's the only one to hold that title, but it's also reductionist and takes away from dude's natural talent on the mic.

On the eerie, minimal track "Feeling Special," Blanco blends the rasp of Lil Wayne, singing prowess of Drake and lyrical dexterity of Kendrick Lamar. The Matrixxman-produced track is purposely sparse, anchored by dark, ominous synths and finger-snaps. Scary, but engrossing.