Three months after the release of his Dark York mixtape, New York emcee/producer Le1f [see: Das Racist’s “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”] dropped the visuals for “Wut” yesterday (July 19) … better late than never. Despite recent conversations, open letters and op-eds on hip-hop and sexuality (thanks to Frank Ocean’s July 4 announcement ), Le1f isn’t running for president of the new queer rap movement.
“Let’s not make gay NYC rap a ‘thing,'” Le1f told Pitchfork. “I’m not trying to be competing with my friends based on their race and sexuality. The whole ‘room for one’ mentality is homophobic… if the world is ready for a gay rapper, then they’re ready for multiple gay rappers. If we were straight, no one would be comparing us.” Indeed.
Check out the video for ‘Wut’: