Mykki Blanco‘s new mixtape, Gay Dog Food, is here. The first release from the rapper and performance artist since 2013′s excellent Betty Rubble: The Initiation (one of our Hidden Treasures 2013) features guest spots from Kathleen Hanna and Cities Aviv, among others. The lineup of producers includes Sasha DZA, Supreme Cuts and executive producer Gobby, a mainstay at Mykki’s label home, UNO NYC.
As Pitchfork reports, the track “Solange in the Elevator,” featuring Katie Got Bandz and previously listed for the album, will appear as a bonus track on upcoming vinyl and cassette editions of the mixtape.
Mykki said in a statement earlier this month, “You can choose to call me a gay rapper, you can choose to not even call me a rapper if you want to, it doesn’t matter, I’m a punk, a creative punk and I’m going to continue to create and entertain without boundaries.”
More recently, Mykki told Entertainment Weekly: “We already have people who make loud, noisy music in a particular style, and I wanted Gay Dog Food to have that fucking pumped-up hardcore energy, but to reflect me, and to be a little more pensive and feminine. The yin to the yang.”
A proper debut full-length, Michael, is scheduled for spring 2015. Stream the mixtape below, or download it via Mykki’s site.