Who run the world? Er, GIRLS dummy! In The Whatever The Weather Issue, i-D’s Music Editor Hattie Collins rounds-up some of finest British femmes in the music industry right now. When she wasn’t whipping her hair on set, i-D online scooped a few words with one of the chosen ones, Lady Leshurr.
This teeny-tiny rhymer from the Midlands is far from a newcomer; she’s already worked with Wiley, Tinie, Ghetts and Ms. Dynamite, out-performed her peers on the all-female remix of Tinchy’s ‘Game Over’ and is now on her fourth mixtape, with a single, ‘Lego’, released on Gutter Strut in late 2011. With fans in the form of Mike Skinner, spotlight-stealing appearances on SB.TV and Worldstar, Lady Leshurr is really helping to put Brit Female Rap on the map. But like Lioness, this “don-don-don from Brum-Brum-Brum-Brum” who eats up the beat like “num num num num,” is not only a great female rapper, she’s a great rapper full stop. Filling her sentences with double-triple-quadruple-entendres, punch lines aplenty and super-smart similes, Leshurr can spit the hardest over 140 BPM, bashment beats or straight up rap. In fact, we’ve decided that if she’s not a star this year we’re going to throw a very huge massive hissy fit.
Lady Leshurr wears jacket Lacoste. T-shirt G-Star. Jeans Miss Sixty. Shoes Topshop.