Hear Le1f's “Wut”: A Hot Track From an NYC Rapper Who Is, Oh Yeah, Openly Gay

Being a black male who raps and is open about his sexuality is still a big, controversial deal in post-Frank Ocean 2012, if the headlines and blog comments surrounding New York rap breakout Le1f are any indication. But before we get into that whole ugly issue of rap's latent homophobia, let's deal with “Wut” on a purely musical level. First and foremost, it's a great track. The dude's got a tall, funky kinda steez, freaky/revealing clothes, and some quick cleverisms on the mic. The spare, bouncy production from S.F./L.A. production duo 5kinAndBones5 just booms (please, turn up your bass). That “Wut” is a hot track and video seems almost inarguable, even apart from the lines about cuddling a Ukranian “he” and feeling light in the loafers. You just wanna hit play again as soon as it ends.

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