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New music

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
4.20.18
Thump

How Today's Club Music is Influenced by Alt-Rock and Nu-Metal

A look at the electronic producers drawing inspiration from Evanescence, Korn, Linkin Park, and other oft-maligned groups.
Max Mertens
3.6.17
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
8.5.16
Op-Eds

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
7.29.16
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
6.27.16
Features

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
3.18.16
Le1f

Meet Mess Kid, the Le1f Collaborator and Alexander Wang Party DJ Making Metal and Breakbeat Inspired Sound Mixes

'Coasts' is the inaugural release for the website Looking Stupid's new tape label.
Michael Scott Barron
2.13.16
Interviews

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
12.29.15
thump news

​Le1f, Jlin and the NAAFI Crew Join 2016 Edition of Berlin's CTM Festival

Mumdance, Rabit and Visionist are also among the last phase of artists announced for the winter festival.
Max Pearl
12.17.15
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
11.9.15
FIGHTLAND

Fright Night: Photos From OVERTHROW NYC's Halloween Party

Costumes, pugilism, and partying! Check out the scene at OVERTHROW gym’s boxing-themed Halloween party that included three fights and performances by Le1f and Party Supplies.
Madison McGaw
11.4.15
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
10.9.15
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