Brooklyn-based RCA-recording artist Leikeli47 sat with us for a quick exchanged just before she took the stage for a very lit release party for her Wash & Set album that took place in New York in in early September 2017.
In part one of a two-part interview, the vivacious rapper discusses the relevance and origin of "yerrrrrp," a famed Brooklyn shout out.
When asked if being raised without a father impacted her creativity, she said the absence brought a lot of great men into her life.
On growing in New York City, Leikeli says she was grateful for the fun she had growing up in the City during a pre-internet period. "We did it all. It was a part of our DNA," she explains.
Addressing how Bed-Stuy has become gentrified, Leikeli says there’s nothing wrong with change but newcomers should enter the community with respect.
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Leikeli47 channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Leikeli47VEVO
Leikeli47 Peter Rosenberg interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvp6dZSuMl4
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