Music

Exclusive: The Making of Mykki Blanco’s “Wavvy”

Music

Exclusive: The Making of Mykki Blanco’s “Wavvy”

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Mykki Blanco is running from the police. Or, rather, he’s running from the police in his new music video for “Wavvy,” the wicked Brenmar-produced track off the drag luminary’s upcoming Cosmic Angel mixtape. Directed by photographer Francesco Carrozzini, the clip for “Wavvy” was filmed over two days in Chinatown and the Jane Ballroom in New York, and takes its sequence of events from traditional rap video scenarios (see: big, lavish parties, cash, hustling). But with Blanco’s unmistakable touch, “Wavvy” is literally anything but your typical rap music video. BULLETT has exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and we’ve managed to catch everything that’s so fantastic about Blanco and his latest clip: he’s an exuberant personality, his flow is staggering, and each location and outfit change is dripping with Fellini and Cabaret-inspired opulence. As one of many new queer artists spearheading an unprecedented era for hip-hop, Blanco’s distinctive drag aesthetic and breakneck verses set him apart as a fresh and disarmingly brilliant force to be reckoned with. If the total insanity delivered here is any indication, then there’s no denying that Blanco is most certainly at the top of his game.