Underground queercore/hip-hop drag terrorist Kallisto D’amore challenges the gender-phobic tropes of the current rap scene, brilliantly sending them up in his new music video “Bitch Ass Hoe.” Watch him frolic with ME, Miss Vanity Skyy and The Bitch Ass Hoes: Niki Smith, Sophia Jade, Crys, Carmela Habibi, and Annabel Louise. It’s a HOOT, and I love that we’re bringing that fuzzy bikini/diamond choker chic BACK into vogue.
Kallisto Damore began performing weekly in San Francisco at the SOMA club, Truck, and collaborated with other artists such as Bay Area drag performers Suppository Spelling, VivvyAnne ForeverMORE and Motha Chucka to name a few. In addition to Drag Art, he has also worked with such names as Zebra Katz and Brooke Candy. He joined League of Burnt Children, an art collective promoting local monthly and impromptu performances based various political and social themes. His career continued to grow as his art spread throughout the Queer community with shows at such popular venues such as The Parkside, the Stud, DNA Lounge and Sound Factory. He also performed at large-scale events such as SF Gay Pride and Folsom Street Fair. Kallisto has always been about collaborative efforts and continues to create unique pieces with fellow Queer Artists.
Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2014, he continued to expand his artistic endeavors with a more diverse crowd that he connects with on a broader level. He wrote, performed, and starred in the music video for his Los Angeles debut track “Bitch Ass Hoe”. This video feat. James St. James and includes a unique blend of hip hop, queer art and ghetto trap themes. Performance wise, he jumped straight into the LA Gay Performance Circuit with shows at such clubs as Faultline, Eagle and FuBar and also smaller, well-known underground spots like LAG Vintage. Kallisto’s image evolves with his ever-developing creative stages. This can be seen in his relationship with Los Angeles local designer creatives “Olima” and “Majesty Black.” Kallisto has also worked with other underground, queer musicians like Rica Shay and is continually seeking collaborations in addition to producing his own songs for mutually furthering the art of alternative rap.