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Le1f's Surprise New EP 'Blue Dream' Is Like a Contact High

The New York-based rapper follows up 'Riot Boi' with a new EP, 'Blue Dream.'
Kristin Corry
photo gallery

We Captured the Backstage Antics of Le1f, Mykki Blanco and More at Berlin Queer Festival Yo Sissy

Check out photos of performers just as they are coming off stage, drenched in sweat.
Keenan MacWilliam

How the Gay Icon in Music Has Evolved Since Mariah Carey

There will always be room for the ‘divas’ of the musical world. But queer identities are as complex and multi-faceted as straight identities—it’s only fair this is reflected in our many brilliant musical idols.
Jake Hall
Holy Shit

Vic Mensa Releases LGBT Tribute Track "Free Love" Featuring Lil' B, Halsey, Malik Yusef and Leif

"Free love is not a luxury."
John Hill

How Toronto's Most Popular Queer Hip-Hop and Dancehall Party Started in a Hostel

Ahead of its seventh anniversary, an oral history of inclusive, "straight-friendly" bash Yes Yes Y'all.
Nino Brown & Golshan Abdmoulaie

Le1f: "I Don't Think I'm Any Angrier Than I was Before"

The New York CIty 'Riot Boi' discusses discrimination, the "angry black man trope," and utilizing sexuality in rap.
Mathias Rosenzweig
thump news

Le1f Shares New Single In Support Of The Trans Community, Produced by Lunice and Evian Christ

"Umami/Water" is dedicated to NYC's own Juliana Huxtable.
Alexander Iadarola

Hot Chip, Empress Of, Viet Cong, Courtney Barnett and Royal Headache to Perform at Sugar Mountain 2016

London electronic outfit Hot Chip are returning to Melbourne to appear at the music and arts festival alongside Dām-Funk, Le1f, Julio Bashmore and the Dirty Three.
Noisey Staff
Holy Shit

Dear God, The Space-Time Fabric, Let Alone the Club, Isn't Ready for Le1f's New Song "Rage"

Le1f's new song "Rage" isn't just going to fuck the club up—it will fuck the cosmic order up.
Kyle Kramer
Breaking News

Le1F Just Leaked That He Will Be Performing at Sugar Mountain

The New York rapper just lea1ked that he will be in Melbourne in January to play music and arts festival Sugar Mountain.
Noisey Staff
Holy Shit

Everything About Le1f's New Video "Koi" Is Incredibly Awesome

The song is produced by SOPHIE, and it's off his upcoming debut album 'Riot Boi,' due this fall.
Kyle Kramer
The Make Believe Issue

Boi Wonder: Le1f’s New Album Tackles Racial Injustices, Trans Rights, and Clean Water

With his debut album, <i>Riot Boi</i>, slated for release this fall on XL Recordings, the hip-hop artist is bringing us something new and radical in everything from his music to his political sensibilities.
Britt Julious