Mykki Blanco is ending her career as a rapper to focus on investigative journalism. A post on the Mykki Blanco Facebook page says:
“…Many feel as if I’m “jumping ship”… “Where’s your album” etc… But I must be honest, writing words that rhyme over beats made by other people mostly male no longer interests me and I’ve felt this way for over a year now. I do not find being a “rapper” fascinating and rather than waste the remaining 9 months of 2015 in some kind of FAKE existential crisis where I pretend I don’t know what I want I’m taking the initial steps to securing what I know I do want, to observe and write about places and cultures in our world not known to many and to better educate myself about the cultures, gender politics and patriarchy that shape our society so that I may one day be able to speak and influence our world in a way a dance song and music video cannot.”
Charlie Davis has been appointed Senior Director of Spirit Music Group. Davis was previously Director of Licensing at Warner/Chappell Production Music.
Wolfgang Kundrus has been appointed Software Architect and Senior Developer at EastWest Sounds, a virtual instrument development company. Kundrus recently led the development of Presonus Studio One.
In other news…
Lil’ Chris, who gained notoriety on Gene Simmons’ show Rock School, has died. Details about his death have not been released, but it is not being treated as suspicious.
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