Feminist rapper Leaf’s style game is strong
Feminist rapper Leaf is the baddie best friend you’ll wish you had, because not only does she possess an inherent born-this-way coolness, but she also creates banging music that’s as versatile as your favorite pair of dark denim jeans (or your sneaks from Creative Reaction because, no big deal or anything, but Leaf’s the current face of their fall line).
Her unique style is only half of what makes her so remarkable, so NOW. Strong, incomparable and addictive, her music aims to empower young women in the music industry and beyond.
We spoke with Leaf about her upcoming album release, her dope collaboration with Lil Yachty on the track Nada and her cool 90s’ nostalgia inspired style.
You performed at the Galore party and killed it! What was the craziest thing that happened that night?
Craziest part was definitely humping the table. I had a lot of fun. I hope to go to another Galore party again!
Whatâ€™s the most random musical comparison youâ€™ve ever got? Or do you ever get any comparisons?
Believe it or not, I donâ€™t get a lot of comparisons. I wish I got more. I get style comparisons more often. Like people have compared me to BeyoncÃ©, but not a lot of musical comparisons.
You change your hair up in dopest ways, is there any hair trend of the past or present that you will not go near?
I never say never, but I think itâ€™s safe to say I wouldnâ€™t ever do a mohawk. I just donâ€™t think it would look good on me, but you never know.
You rather recently decided what genre of music you wanted to pursue. Is it possible youâ€™ll branch out in the future?
Yeah, I am constantly evolving. I’m actually making music that is outside of the genre I chose that I just haven’t released yet. Maybe one day I’ll show the world.
Was there a defining moment when you knew you and Lil Yachty were meant to collaborate?
I was living in Atlanta when I heard his song come out and I loved it. He was doing something different that I hadnâ€™t heard and I knew I wanted to work with him.
Your music is super empowering for young women, what badass women have inspired you to be strong?
Angela Davis, Amelia Earhart, Coco Chanel
Your 90â€™s fashion is killer, which 90â€™s babes real or imaginary would you be friends with?
Britney Spears, Spice Girls, Mariah Carey, and As Told by Ginger for sure.
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What would your 2017 MySpace bio say?
Something simple like, “HEy, I mAkE mUsIc In my roOm, bUt yOu shoUld chEck it oUt!!!<333333”
Have you found people in the industry have been receptive to your sound and message? Have you encountered any haters?
I think if you donâ€™t have any haters youâ€™re doing something wrong, so any haters I get Iâ€™m cool with. People have also been really receptive as well. Iâ€™ll take both.
Would you say your music sends a message or tells a story (or a mixture of both)?
I think a mixture of both for sure.
So, itâ€™s seems like your family is super into music, whoâ€™s your favorite musical family besides your own?
The Jackson family, for sure.
Finally, what can we look forward to from you in the future? More music? More shows?
I have an album coming out August 18 and Iâ€™m going to be going on tour. I will definitely keep you guys posted.
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