While Le1f performed "Wut" on first national TV appearance on Letterman Thursday, the Brooklyn-based MC's live show is best suited for the club. In general, his self-confident wit almost immediately brings to mind something that could have very well fallen to Hypnotize Mind's roster; he has tracks that, when performed live, harken back to something that could have been laid out for Three Six Mafia and La Chat. At the Majestic, he wiped the sweat pouring down his face — a result of his vogue dance moves and camera-happy posing — as he ran through a set of purple-tinted, bass-addled raps.
But Le1f's strongest asset is the same thing that has kept him in the underground's spotlight for years: his ability to make his audiences have fun, but showing how much fun he's having too. The MC radiates his swag outwards and he's immediately ranked out of the rookie status others may assign him. By the time that Le1f got around to “Wut" and "Damn Son," even those who didn't know the words to his tracks want to get to body-rolling and booty-dropping with their poutiest face on. Because as Le1f proved, feeling yourself is half of the battle. P.P.