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2015 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am

2014 In Review

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

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…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

2014 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

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.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

More Le1f stories

Vic Mensa – “Free Love” (Feat. Le1f, Lil B, Halsey, & Malik Yusef)

Vic Mensa just released his new surprise EP There's Alot Going On earlier this month, and now, in honor of LGBT Pride Month and today's…
Peter Helman | June 26, 2016 - 8:30 pm

Watch Blood Orange Perform With Solange & Nelly Furtado At The Apollo

Dev Hynes performed at two Blood Orange & Friends benefit shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem yesterday, with all the proceeds from the event…
Peter Helman | December 13, 2015 - 11:27 am

Le1f – “Umami / Water”

Le1f's debut studio album, Riot Boi, is finally out next week after what feels like years of build-up. We've already heard two tracks from it…
James Rettig | November 9, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Le1f – “Rage”

After several mixtapes, Le1f's debut full-length Riot Boi is coming out this November. We've heard the initial SOPHIE-produced single "Koi" and seen its tropical CGI…
Caitlin White | October 9, 2015 - 10:39 am

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

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

2014 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

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.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

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

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2014 - 1:29 pm

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

Straight To Video

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

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

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

Album Of The Week

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

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

List

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

Straight To Video

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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