Mykki Blanco announces her first 2013 release her debut EP Betty Rubble: The Initiation out on UNO NYC/Mykki Music. Featuring executive production by Sinden as well as A-Trak & Oligee, Supreme Cuts, Matrixxman (of 5kin&Bone5), Sinden himself and vocalist Ian Isiah, Betty Rubble concretes Mykki’s place as New York’s visceral story teller, on par with Blanco’s signature aesthetics seen on Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss.

The video for Mykki’s hit “Feeling Special” was directed by Danny Sangara and produced by A+ Films in coordination with District MTV, premiering today. Mykki Blanco has this to say about 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.”

The Initiation Tour continues with DJ Open1One through the midwestern United States, stopping in Canada, and New York’s Red Bull Music Academy before taking to Europe where she’ll grace the stages of The xx’s Night + Day festival, TVOTR’s ATP, Villet Sonique in France, Off Festival in Poland as well as opening for Tricky at Berghain before returning to the West Coast, playing select new shows with performance artist boychild and more surprises.

See her at the dates below to witness what The Village Voice cover story dubs one of the most unique and refreshing of 2013’s entertainers.

See her at the dates below to witness what The Village Voice cover story dubs one of the most unique and refreshing of 2013’s entertainers.

1. Angry Birds
2. Crisp Clean
3. Feeling Special
4. Bugged Out
5. The Initiation
6. David Blaine Bitches
7. Ace Bougie Chick
8. Vienna

Apr 18 The Demo – St Louis, MO
Apr 19 Grinnel College – Grinnell, IA
Apr 20 Oberlin College – Oberlin, OH
Apr 22 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Apr 23 Magestic Cafe – Detroit, MI
Apr 24 Wrongbar – Toronto, ON
Apr 26 This Aint Hollywood – Hamilton, ON
Apr 27 Great Scott – Allston, MA
May 07 Red Bull Music Academy – Brooklyn, NY
May 10 All Tomorrow’s Parties TV on the Radio – Camber Sands Holiday Centre, UK
May 15 Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
May 16 Islington Mill – Manchester, UK
May 18 Night + Day (with The Xx) – Berlin Spreepark, Germany
May 21 K4 – Nurnberg – Germany Certain People with Tricky, Berghain
May 24 Club Bonsoir – Bern, Switzerland
May 25 London Calling Festival – Paradiso, Netherlands
May 26 Villette Sonique – Paris, France
May 29 Spring Festival – Graz, Austria
May 31 Meet Factory – Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 02 Forbidden Fruit Festival – Dublin, Ireland
Jun 06 Lux – Lisbon, Portugal
Jun 07 Wilsonic Festival – Bratislava, Slovakia
Jun 08 Circolo degli Artisti – Rome, Italy
Jun 10 Village Underground – London, UK
Jun 13 Sonar by day – Barcelona, Spain
Jun 27 Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
Jun 28 Seattle Pride Fest @ Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
Jun 29 Celebrities Nightclub – Vancouver, BC
Jun 30 Holocene – Portland, OR
Jul 05 Pitch festival – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 06 Les Eurockéennes – Belfort, France
Jul 19 Melt Festival – Ferropolis, Germany
Jul 20 Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium
Jul 21 Lovebox Festival – London, UK
Jul 27 Midi Festival – Hyères, France
Jul 28 Milhoes de Festa – Barcelos, Portugal
Aug 04 Off Festival – Katowice, Poland
Aug 07 Oyanight – Oslo – Norway
Aug 08 Stay out West – Gothenburg – Sweden
Aug 09 Flow Festival – Helsinki – Finland
Aug 10 Dockville Festival – Hamburg – Germany

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