Mixtape/Video: Leikeli47 – LK-47 Part II + “C&C”
FADER Premieres New Mixtape, Video From Pink Ski Mask-Clad Female Rapper
Critical Praise for Leikeli47:
“Somewhere between Tink and Odd Future—youthful, thoughtful, rebellious, trend-aware.” – The FADER
Once, maybe twice a year, it seems that a new artist emerges that helps shift the landscape of what’s happening in rap music; someone that not only has the ability to embrace current sounds but to enhance them – and to take those sounds to a place that others haven’t yet dared. Only a few days into 2014, it appears that one of these artists has arrived.
Her name: Leikeli47. She’s from New York, and today, the enigmatic musician has released her new tape, LK-47 Part II, a follow-up to her co-produced mixtape Lk-47. The new tape is also co-produced, alongside District 9 and DammoTHEGREAT, and the 15-track tape, which opens with a chilling narrative from the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises, showcases 47’s diverse musical talent, fiery lyrical delivery, energetic spirit, and ability to humbly correlate her musical journal to legendary underdogs that include Michael Jordan and Tom Brady. The tape features narrative samples from Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and New Orleans musicians Big Freedia and Mystikal, along with a brief yet unique rendition of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
LK-47 Part II is also accompanied by a video for lead single “C&C.” For the uninitiated, “C&C,” along with the video directed by Dana Rice, make a good starting point for those wondering what makes Leikeli47 so special: Two friends at her side, 47, with alternating ski masks, one of which is hot pink and matches her pair of Wallabees, stomps her through her city’s streets, rapping a track that’s both menacing and fun, built around heavy drums, quick claps, and a chopped, manipulated vocal sample. “Carolina got a razor/ Christina might tase ya,” raps 47 on the track’s hook. You can tell she really means it, but still, we just can’t help but sing along.
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/qFPRkk_zEI0
Stream/Download the mixtape here: https://soundcloud.com/leikeli47/sets/lk-47-pt-ii-mxtpe
Check out the FADER premiere here: http://www.thefader.com/2014/01/09/download-leikeli47s-lk-47-pt-ii-mixtape-c-c-video-premiere/
“C&C” Video: http://youtu.be/qFPRkk_zEI0
LK-47 Pt. II Mixtape: https://soundcloud.com/leikeli47/sets/lk-47-pt-ii-mxtpe