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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 any trace of their personalities.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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 burst of creativity. Today, he gives us the video for…   Read Story »
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 through here. But for whatever reason, it was still a bit of…   Read Story »
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 Hey, which took it last week. Now, director Sam B. Jones has made a video…   Read Story »
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 else making music this minute. But last night, he was the musical…   Read Story »
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 fun, maybe you're hoping to go one year, maybe you've been before,…   Read Story »
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 York, Fly Zone, and Tree House, he's built up a clubby, sensuous,…   Read Story »
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 going with XL Recordings, and now the label has…   Read Story »
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, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the…   Read Story »