(Chop Suey.) Le1f (pronounced "leaf," he said, reassuringly) sounds like a music writer's wet dream of a subject: a gay rapper who's stylish as all get-out and can twerk up a storm (he studied ballet and modern dance at Wesleyan). Oh, and he supplied the beat to Das Racist's "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell," for bonus hip cred. It takes bravery to be out in the often-homophobic hiphop realm, and thankfully, Le1f has the lyrical and production skills to make him more than just a curious anomaly. His flow has a molasses-y Sly Stone feel to it, while his music's a flashy strain of bass music accentuated with intricate, kinetic bleepwerk, not too far off from Danny Brown's output. I guess intelligent bling is a thing now. With Antwon and Lakutis.