The NYC-based hip-hop artist Le1f has announced the details for his new studio album, Riot Boi, out November 13th via Terrible Records. After self-releasing several mixtapes, Riot Boi is the rapper's debut full-length record. As Pitchfork reports, the album features collaborations with a wide array of artists including SOPHIE, Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), Lunice, Salva, Dubbel Dutch, Evian Christ and Blood Diamonds, among others. The rapper also released a new song entitled "Rage" ahead of this announcement, which you can listen to in the video at the end of this article.
While Riot Boi is the rapper's first studio effort, Le1f has already made a name for himself making futuristic club tracks with politically charged lyrics: the video for his 2012 track "Wut" has clocked over 3 million YouTube views.
He has gained a lot of underground attention for using his music as a microphone for contemporary political issues, and Riot Boi is only going to amplify these efforts. Le1f recently told Vice that Riot Boi is "a very pro-trans, pro-clean water, Black Lives Matter record." As the album's title suggests, Le1f also tackles feminist issues in a similar vein as artists like Missy Elliot and M.I.A. as well as the Riot Grrl movement. According to Terrible Records, "the album is both a celebration of marginalized identities and Emma Goldman's infamous quote, 'If you can't dance, it's not my revolution.'"
As Stereogum reported last week, Le1f has released the album's second track, "Rage." Check out the video below, as well as the full Riot Boi tracklist.
Riot Boi Tracklist:
03 "Grace, Alek or Naomi"
04 "Swirl [ft. Junglepussy & House of LaDosha]"
11 "Tell [ft. DonChristian]"
12 "Change [ft. Devonte Hynes & Miss Geri]"
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