feature: mykki blanco leaving music to become investigative journalist

March 25, 2015

Rapper Mykki Blanco has announced his indefinite departure from music. Blanco made the announcement via a Facebook note and revealed his plans to enroll in a sociology and gender studies program, as well as his ambitions to document and write about “homosexuality and gay culture in remote corners of the world.” Read the full Facebook note here and see an extract below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contriutor

“I must be honest, writing words that rhyme over beats made by other people mostly male no longer interests me and I’ve felt this way for over a year now. I do not find being a “rapper” fascinating and rather than waste the remaining 9 months of 2015 in some kind of FAKE existential crisis where I pretend I don’t know what I want I’m taking the initial steps to securing what I know I do want, to observe and write about places and cultures in our world not known to many and to better educate myself about the cultures, gender politics and patriarchy that shape our society so that I may one day be able to speak and influence our world in a way a dance song and music video cannot.”