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Gay New York Rapper Le1f Straddles a Sexy Pikachu in 'Wut': VIDEO

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NYC rapper Le1f's new video for "Wut" is making a splash.

FADER profiles him in their upcoming issue:

Understandably for an artist with mainstream hopes who still embraces subversivity, Le1f is tentative about his music being framed by his gayness. “I understand that it makes people take notice,” he says. “Before I rapped explicitly about dick, they could still tell I was gay but they called my music campy instead. Now that I’m rapping about sleeping with dudes, I’m always a gay rapper. I prefer that, because there’s nothing campy about what I do. It’s all real.” He says he wrote political songs about gay rights, but left them off of the album. “I am gay, and I’m proud to be called a gay rapper, but it’s not gay rap. That’s not a genre. My goal is always to make songs that a gay dude or a straight dude can listen to and just think, This dude has swag. I get guys the way straight rappers get girls. I’m not preachy. The best thing a song can be called is good.”

Watch "Wut" and download his new album, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Wow! I appreciate you Andy for featuring Le1f on your blog. He's been making waves in the game for a long time. Long before it became trendy to discuss gays in Hip-Hop, long before Lil' B named his record "whatever it was called", etc. Le1f's a trailblazer. I'm glad he's getting the attention he deserves.

    Posted by: Tom Bardwell | Jul 23, 2012 1:18:01 PM


  2. Refreshing! Now I get it.

    Posted by: Peter | Jul 23, 2012 1:19:03 PM


  3. Wow! (that's a good "wow"!)

    *listens to more!*
    *chair dance*

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jul 23, 2012 1:35:18 PM


  4. Ohhhhh, That is spectacular!

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jul 23, 2012 2:11:55 PM


  5. Nice! I love this.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Jul 23, 2012 2:25:24 PM


  6. y yo no entendi nada ! =(

    Posted by: xael | Jul 23, 2012 3:01:06 PM


  7. I like

    Posted by: Toto | Jul 23, 2012 4:06:51 PM


  8. Leif's cute… I have no idea what he's saying.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 23, 2012 5:07:10 PM


  9. That was really good. There aren't to many gay rappers that I like. Very well produced video as well. Its like Missy Elliot and Niki Minaj had a baby!

    Posted by: Lazlo | Jul 23, 2012 6:42:37 PM


  10. Heh. Pokéballs.

    Posted by: joe c | Jul 23, 2012 6:57:25 PM


  11. WTF?

    Posted by: parkrunner | Jul 24, 2012 12:16:00 AM


  12. hm, I do like this... but if that's not camp, I don't know what is....

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 24, 2012 6:30:51 AM


  13. @Caliban, yeah, I'm not sure he knows what 'camp' means. But he's not alone on that score, and he's young yet.

    Posted by: AdamA | Jul 25, 2012 7:30:52 AM


  14. Also: HOLY GOD I LOVE THIS

    Posted by: AdamA | Jul 25, 2012 7:36:11 AM


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