Le1f

Le1f Lets the ‘Rage’ Out On New Single

New York rapper Le1f's long-awaited full-length Riot Boi finally has a release date and a full track list. Set to drop on November 13 via Terrible…
Rachel Brodsky / October 9, 2015

Le1f Goes Under the Sea Chic in Bubbling New ‘Koi’ Video

New York rapper Le1f has been a captivating force for years, and his new track (and video), "Koi," is a clanging, weirdly intoxicating SOPHIE-production taken…
Brennan Carley / August 28, 2015

Hudson Mohawke Gets Surprise Visit From Antony Hegarty, Travi$ Scott in New York

Last night Hudson Mohawke headlined Manhattan's Webster Hall as part of Red Bull Music Academy's month-long New York City takeover. With his production associated with…
Puja Patel / May 29, 2014

Le1f Flexes in the Forest for ‘Sup’ Video

New York rapper Le1f dropped his highly anticipated Hey EP via XL Recordings in March, and though the thing's only five songs, it continues to…
Chris Martins / May 14, 2014

Three Bands That Broke Out in Austin

SPONSORED: This content was created in partnership with Virgin Mobile "Let's Make It Obvious."SPIN recently compiled a list of the 40 Best Things We Saw…
Cynthia Orgel / March 21, 2014

Le1f Hijacks a Hamburger Joint in ‘Boom’ Video

It's been a good few weeks for rising New York rapper Le1f. He recently announced a joint record deal with XL/Terrible Records, released a five-track…
Mike Ayers / March 20, 2014

Watch Le1f, in a Kilt, Strut His Best ‘Wut’ on ‘Letterman’

Le1f's network-TV debut was a long time coming. He handled it like he'd been there before. The New York rapper's music has been rattling around…
Marc Hogan / March 14, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Le1f’s Bold Banger, and Jay Z’s Mystifying Daft Punk Team-Up

100s ft. Redinho, "Ten Freaky Hoes"The "hipster Iceberg Slim" snarl of 100s' Ice Cold Perm appeared out of nowhere back in 2012, with cloud-rap pimp-slap vibes…
Brandon Soderberg / March 13, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Black Lips, Bradford Cox, ‘Divergent’ Soundtrack, and More

The end of the work week has arrived, accompanied by new albums from Black Lips, Bradford Cox, Color War, and the star-studded Game of Thrones…
Jen Jamin / March 7, 2014

Le1f Announces Record Deal With a ‘Boom’

SPIN favorite Le1f has signed with XL Recordings in a joint venture with Terrible Records, the label co-run by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. A proper…
Chris Martins / February 21, 2014

Danny Brown’s Solipsism, Deltron 3030’s Crash Landing, and 9 More Hip-Hop LPs in No Trivia

 ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Danny Brown - Old (Fool's Gold)I've written plenty of words on this one already, but here's some more, since something this knotty and…
Brandon Soderberg / October 22, 2013

Le1f Welcomes You to His Smoky Sex Lair in Surreal ‘Hush Bb’ Video

Last month, Le1f dropped Tree House, the New York rapper's second mixtape of the year, following January's Fly Zone. One highlight off of the recent…
Kyle McGovern / October 10, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Danny Brown Baits Nostalgics on ‘Side A (Old)’

Abdu Ali, "Fuk Wit Dis"Pentecostal poet/rapper/vocalist Abdu Ali begins this song with a Pterodactyl wail, and then proceeds to screech out his lyrics in a…
Brandon Soderberg / September 19, 2013

Download Le1f’s Sensual, Naturalistic New Mixtape ‘Tree House’

Le1f kicked off the year with his January mixtape Fly Zone, and now he's helping to round 2013 out with its follow-up, Tree House. Where Fly Zone standouts like…
Jordan Sargent / September 18, 2013

Danny Brown, Trash Talk, Living Colour Storm Brooklyn’s Afropunk Fest 2013

While Brooklyn was caught up in VMA fever, just a few minutes away, the ninth annual Afropunk Festival was raging on with Danny Brown, Trash…
Jolie Ruben / August 27, 2013

Le1f Struts Supreme on Darkly Burbling ‘Damn Son’

New York's vogue-rap star Le1f is showing no signs of slowing his roll. On September 10, he'll release his third mixtape in just over a…
Chris Martins / August 22, 2013

Watch Le1f Party in a Hot Tub in Steamy ‘Spa Day’ Video

Harlem rap deconstructionist and SPIN This Is Happening subject Le1f goes literal for his new single "Spa Day," but in the best way possible. He…
Jordan Sargent / May 17, 2013

No Trivia’s Friday Five: French Montana Can Out-Weeknd the Weeknd, Who Knew?

Oh, brother. Anniversaries on anniverseries on anniversaries. Get Rich or Die Tryin' turns 10 and it still kind of stinks! Dilla's Donuts dropped yesterday seven years ago and well,…
Brandon Soderberg / February 8, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Kitty (nee Pryde), Veronica Falls, Le1f, Jim James, Pusha T, More

Another week delivers another batch of ready-to-stream albums. Cozy up with the ten below.
Kyle McGovern / January 31, 2013

Hear Le1f Count His ‘Coins’ in Streaming New Space-Stunter

"I feel more like an alien than a gay rapper," New York's Le1f told SPIN for his Breaking Out profile last month. The vogue-rap star…
Chris Martins / January 24, 2013
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