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Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

Hey, whoever’s in charge of music video releases! Can you space things out a little better, please? Last week, I scrambled to come up with five watchable videos. This week, I have to leave out a few videos that I legitimately loved, only because the selection was too rich. That’s why you won’t find Mogwai’… More »

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Le1f – “Koi” Video

New York rapper Le1f makes club music for future-clubs, so it's cool to see him working with SOPHIE, the great PC Music affiliate who also
Peter Helman | August 28, 2015 - 9:40 am
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Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Thursday & Friday

Since it launched in 2012, Firefly is still a new kid on the festival block, relatively speaking. But that youth gives Firefly the cool power…
Stereogum | June 20, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Kelela – “OICU” (Feat. Le1f)

The L.A.-based singer Kelela and the New York rapper Le1f are two rare beasts: Vocalists who know how navigate weird, sparse, avant-dance production without losing…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2014 - 9:42 am

Le1f – “Sup” Video

Back in March, the New York club-rapper Le1f released his Hey EP, which brought everything good he'd done on his mixtapes together into one short…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2014 - 4:50 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn't write this column last week, since SXSW was just about monopolizing my attention. So we've got two weeks' worth of videos to sort…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2014 - 11:23 am
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Le1f – “Boom” Video

As long as we've been doing Album Of The Week, we've only granted the prize to two EPs, and one of those was Le1f's fantastic…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2014 - 11:32 am
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Watch Le1f Play Letterman

Le1f, the New York rapper whose EP Hey is our reigning Album Of The Week, will be down in Austin tonight, just like almost everyone…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2014 - 11:22 am
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Album Of The Week: Le1f Hey

Chances are great that you, the reader sitting at home, give barely half a fuck (if that) about SXSW. Maybe you think it looks like…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2014 - 10:39 am
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Stream Le1f Hey EP

Over the last couple of years, the New York rapper Le1f has built up a serious body of work for himself. On the mixtapes Dark
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Le1f – “Boom”

Terrible Records, the label that Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor co-founded, is coming up in the world. As Billboard reports, it has a new joint venture…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2014 - 11:01 am
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The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The most gripping musical video spectacle of the week did not actually feature any music at all. It was Kanye West, thoughts clearly spinning out…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2013 - 1:35 pm
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Le1f – “Hush BB” Video

The New York club-rapper Le1f has made two of 2013's most striking mixtapes: The riotous Fly Zone and the insular, squelchy Tree Houses. And now,…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2013 - 1:25 pm
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Mixtape Of The Week: Le1f Tree House

Late into Tree House is Le1f's most sensual and sensory song, one aptly named "Oils." If the title doesn't emit a sense of sex, the…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 19, 2013 - 10:33 am
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Download Le1f Tree House Mixtape

After two minor delays, Le1f has unearthed his second mixtape of the year Tree House. The tape furthers his mission of releasing music that sound…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 18, 2013 - 10:30 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's been awhile since an MP3 post has dominated the Most Commented list around these parts, but this week there were two. On Monday, Nine…
Stereogum | August 23, 2013 - 12:43 pm
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Le1f – “Damn Son” (Prod. Shy Guy)

There have been a number of moments in 2013 when Le1f has made me want to hoot and throw things: Upon first listen of hi…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 22, 2013 - 12:47 pm
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