Mykki Blanco
Somerset House Studios resident

Mykki Blanco

Internationally renowned musician, performing artist, and LGBTQ+ activist.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Mykki Blanco is an internationally renowned musician, performing artist, and LGBTQ+ activist. His debut full-length album Mykki was released in 2016 to critical acclaim. He is also the creator behind mixtapes like Gay Dog Food, and the groundbreaking mixtape Cosmic Angel which defined the 'Queer Rap' genre. Blanco has created cult hits like “Kingpinning" and “Haze Boogie Life” with sensational videos like "Coke White, Starlight,” "The Initiation,” “Wavvy," "Haze Boogie Life,” and the award-winning “High School Never Ends.”

He has been the star of a wide variety of other video content as well, including his latest WYPIPO short film for Dazed. The multi-faceted star continues to crossover from the underground having toured with the likes of Bjork, Major Lazer, and Death Grips, while working with such diverse musicians as Madonna, Kanye West, Kathleen Hanna, and Woodkid. Mykki Blanco remains a creative polymath whose journey from artist and actor to seasoned musician is as exciting to watch as it is to listen to.

While in residence at Somerset House Studios, Mykki hopes to create performative installation work at the cross section of musical composition, sculpture, and movement research.

Mykki Blanco - "High School Never Ends" (ft. Woodkid)