On stage, Mykki Blanco breaks with the masculine battle pose common in hip hop culture with drag influence and his personal biography. »As a feminine, gay man, you're harrassed on a daily level. People said the worst things to me, which make you thick-skinned after a while. In my case, battle rap was part of my survival instincts,« Mykki Blanco told the German newspaper Der Freitag. Yet, he's not alone with his approach on his soon to be released debut album, »Michael«. Acts like Zebra Katz have a similar approach to hip hop culture, bringing forth the initial riot mannerisms that were the building blocks of rap music.