Lady Leshurr

If the royal monarchs organised a search for the new queen of British rap, it’s certain that all roads would lead toward Lady Leshurr.

Malesha O’Garro, known as Lady Leshurr, is a rapper and producer whose oft-confrontational rhymes are belied by a buoyant melodicism. The native of Birmingham, England made her recorded debut in the early 2000’s, during her early teenage years, with the first of numerous mixtapes – her primary format – and has since refined her witty and sometimes high-speed wordplay while drawing from UK garage and grime. After she fended off multiple labels that dangled offers with too many artistic compromises, she reached a broader audience on her own in 2015, when the one-take video for the fourth episode in her ‘Queen’s Speech’ series went viral with plays numbering in the tens of millions.

2017 saw the release of her EP Mode, collaborating with DRAM and Yogi on ‘Cakin’ and releasing her anticipated ‘Queen’s Speech 7’.

Charming and funny, yet also able to take it up a notch when necessary and stun in a way like no other. As she readies her upcoming album, racking up frequent flyer miles on visits to South Africa, Jamaica, New York and France, the time has come to recognise there’s a new queen of Britain.

Artist Moos

March 02

5 freestyles for your Friday with Lady Leshurr!

New year, new Leshurr! We received a little treat this morning from UK’s grime Queen – Lady Leshurr. She’s added her own flavour to Rich The Kid & Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 huge tune ‘New Freezer’ and it’s FIRE! She’s at the top of her game right now, dominating the almost exclusively male grime scene. Get amongst ‘New Freezer’ below!

 

Her 10th mixtape UNSTABLE is due out later this year, but in the meantime, we’ve put together our top 5 Lady Leshurr freestyles you NEED to get your ears around (and memorise) before GTM 2018! Let’s get started.

 

‘R.I.P’

Confident, bold and controversial is one way to describe 2018’s ‘R.I.P’. In response to some online chatter, ‘R.I.P’ was recorded, shot, edited and released within 24 hours and oh man she fires off bomb after bomb on this one!

 

UNLEASHED #3 (Humble Freestyle)

triple j’s Hottest 100 #1 of 2017 gets a run for its money with this huge flip! Soz Kendrick.

 Sit down, you stumbled, they fell, you crumbled, quit now, they dumbos” 🔥

Skip to 2:40 for an intimate solo verse at the end paying tribute to the late Robert Anker, who was part of the act Diversity (winners of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009).

 

Queens Speech 7

The Queen at her peak in every sense. Only Lady Leshurr could enter a motorway on a real life camel and spit bars as cars pass her by. Need we say more? Just watch the clip.

“Side note bar, your girlfriend looks like Sideshow Bob” 😂

 

BBC Radio 1Xtra with Lady Lykes

Lady Leshurr teams up with Lady Lykez in the booth for an impressive 11 minutes of pure gold (and endurance)!

 

Queen’s Speech 3

“Mad Ting!” Leshurr goes hard right from the beginning on this freestyle, getting down and dirty – from dissing girls who take their shoes off at raves, to referencing Destiny’s Child “I’ll be Beyonce to these girls and I’ll Michelle them” damn girl! 💅

 

Catch more insane freestyles from the Queen herself LIVE at Groovin the Moo 2018!

 


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