Mykki Blanco isn’t just a rapper. She isn’t just an artist. She isn’t just an activist. She isn’t just a punk. She’s everything and more. Blanco transcends all labels, builds her own world and creates work that is truly groundbreaking. Such is the case with her latest video for “Coke White, Starlight” which just dropped. The track is off Blano’s Dogfood Music Group label compilation C-ORE which was released just this past September. The video features Blanco getting drugged, Blanco in a waterfall, swimming in the seas of Greece & killing an octopus. It’s heavy, emotional & raw. On the concept behind the video, Blanco told Dazed

“We wanted to allude to the darker side of ‘gay life’, (with) a stylised portrayal of perhaps what most heterosexual people don’t see. Right now in London and New York there is a bit of an epidemic going on with loads of gays taking drugs and having chemsex sessions. The hedonism is so 80s, but the whole thing is extremely lonely and unhealthy, with most of it happening on gay hook-up apps. I get tired of the ‘World Against the Homosexual’ motif, so I wanted to make reference to how the LGBTQ (community) can also eat itself alive sometimes rather than unifying.”

Director Tristan Patterson on the video to Dazed

“I felt like setting Mykki against the birthplace of western civilization was a potentially interesting juxtaposition. But I was also just really excited and curious about this unique moment in her life as an artist and where she was going to take it. I arrived in Athens with no plan, no agenda. We’d shoot all day and talk all night and somehow through this intense, insane creative process, we made a film together that I think captures this really personal experience we shared in such a crazy, cinematic way.”

Check out the video above. C-ORE is out now on Blanco’s own Dogfood Music Group.