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"Hideaway" Is Mykki Blanco's Artful Exploration of HIV Stigma

Rapper, performance artist, and activist Mykki Blanco released his debut studio album, 'Mykki,' in late 2016. Now, in collaboration with director Daisy Zhou, he's turning a standout track, "Hideaway," into an artful examination of the effect of HIV stigma on romantic partnerships on the occasion of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Released on 4/10/2017

Transcript

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[Narrator] When we choose to stigmatize
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those living with HIV,
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we do a disservice to our own humanity.
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As someone who has lived healthily
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with the disease for five years now,
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I know all too well the fear of persecution and shame
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and what that can do to one's character and their life.
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Love and happiness, compassion,
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they're birthrights of the human condition.
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37 million people living with HIV deserve that
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just like anyone else.
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(slow hip-hop music) ♫ Way
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♫ Way way
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♫ Way
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♫ Way
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♫ Hideaway
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♫ Way
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♫ Way
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♫ Way way
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♫ Woppy jalopy bitch nigga
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♫ Bang with 10 poppies
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♫ I used to roll with that posse
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♫ Parlay that X and the molly
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♫ Don't you know he's stocky
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♫ But daddy dick like a donkey
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♫ Mykki, the feds, yeah they want me
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♫ Chapo I got you don't worry
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♫ Niggas is thirsty
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♫ These niggas love controversy
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♫ They swear they kingpins in Rio
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♫ But really D-boys in Jersey
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♫ Put the head down and squirrel me
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♫ The nerve they doin' me dirty
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♫ I'm thinkin' slide with that pistol
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♫ Make sure to call my attorney
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♫ Fuck all these snitches
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♫ Let's keep them rats in the kitchen
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♫ Put the cellphones and listen
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♫ Big shots with no pot to piss in
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♫ Niggas get narcissistic
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♫ Forget their place in the system
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♫ Fuck nigga mess with my digits
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♫ You bout to meet with them spirits boy
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♫ Hideaway
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♫ He gone astray
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♫ Come play today
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♫ If you wanna see me
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♫ Hideaway
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♫ He gone astray
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♫ Come play today
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♫ If you wanna see me
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♫ Hideaway
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♫ He gone astray
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♫ Come play today
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♫ If you wanna see me
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♫ Hideaway
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♫ He gone astray
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♫ Come play today
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♫ If you wanna see me
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♫ Scoopin' that bootyhole
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♫ My Mijo workin' his mojo
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♫ We got some pornstars from Canada
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♫ Pickin' up a few kilos
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♫ I sip my cappuccino
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♫ Got a phone call from Nino
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♫ He said some dudes from Little Haiti
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♫ Gave my name to his P.O
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♫ What the fuck Nino
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♫ Why you bring me these troubles
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♫ Another one of your stumbles
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♫ Gon' give this nigga a muzzle
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♫ Put his ass in the jungle
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♫ I know he just dug a tunnel
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♫ Don't make me call in the muscle
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♫ I hate when boys try to tussle and struggle
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♫ Crackin' my knuckles
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♫ Mijo go bring me a muffin
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♫ Been there stack up they ass
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♫ Like shit ain't got repercussions
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♫ Fuck they think that I'm bluffin'
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♫ Yeah your queen yo I'm buzzin'
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♫ Makin' deals with these stuntmen
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♫ Ms. Blanco give you a snuffin'
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♫ It's done
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♫ Hideaway
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♫ He gone astray,
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♫ Come play today,
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♫ If you wanna see me
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♫ Hideaway
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♫ He gone astray
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♫ Come play today
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♫ If you wanna see me
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♫ Hideaway
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♫ He gone astray
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♫ Come play today
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♫ If you wanna see me
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♫ Hideaway
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♫ He gone astray
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♫ Come play today
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♫ If you wanna see me
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(slow hip-hop)
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♫ If you wanna see me