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Mellum presents

Le1f

with Miss Blanks

Friday 02 March 2018 (opening 10:30 PM)

at The Foundry, Brisbane ( venue info )
228 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD
www.thefoundry.net.au

**18+**

Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ $34.70

In a world full of rappers claiming to be one of a kind, Le1f (born Khalif Diouf) is a real deal original, a fascinatingly complicated personality full of seeming contractions. He’s a Manhattan native who studied ballet and modern dance, and eventually earning a degree in dance from Wesleyan before returning to the city to become a rapper. He’s an out and proud gay MC whose style is rooted in Tunnel bangers from a less socially enlightened era of hip-hop. He’s a producer who’s responsible for the beat behind Das Racist’s “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”.


Le1f became a key figure in a subset of openly gay NYC rappers, gaining exposure for their refreshing contributions to hip-hop that grew out of the early-'90s drag and ball culture. An early single first leaked online in early 2012, and debut mixtape Dark York followed in April of 2012. Le1f continued to make an impression as a much-buzzed-about artist and in 2013, released two mixtapes (Fly Zone and Tree House), before dropping his Hey EP in early 2014. Riding on the success of his underground hit "Wut," Le1f further expanded his fan-base by touring Asia, Australasia, and Europe.


Over a year later, he released his debut full-length, the confident, abrasive ‘Riot Boi’, which featured an impressive roster of production by Evian Christ, Blood Diamonds, Lunice, and Sophie, as well as guest spots by fellow rappers Junglepussy, House of Ladosha, Devonte Hynes (aka Blood Orange), and his mother, opera singer Miss Geri. Having spent time off since this record to work on new music and a virtual reality film with indigenous Australian artists, collaborations with Lunice, Teengirl Fantasy and Vic Mensa & Halsey have blessed our ears. Le1f’s muscular, hyperarticulate flow handily disposes of any misconceptions that he’s anything less than than a legitimate rapper. The cool thing about this story is that since we’ve never heard it before we don’t know how it’s going to end.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*