Discovered Lady Leshurr’s hill tune Queen’s Speech, thank to a friend of mine, then I did a bit of research about that so called Lady Leshurr and here is what I found :
Born in Solihull to Caribbean parents (she’s now 24), O’Garro started in poetry but turned to music to reach a wider audience, and has guested on tracks by Tinie Tempah, and Bashy and performed with Wiley. She credits her success to her YouTube parody of Chris Brown’s 2011 song Look at Me Now, where she overlaid the original track with perfect mimicry of Busta Rhymes’s spitting, replacing all the words to the song, syllable by syllable. The song’s gambit, “I don’t see how you can hate on a little girl, I look 12 years old”, is a gag about her diminutive size, and a message to any UK grime fans who think “doing American beats” is cheap. She provides a window on that world with all its strange internal snobberies. But like London grime artist George the Poet, with whom she shares a bill at the Tate’s Hyperlink festival in London next weekend, she identifies Eminem as her first and biggest inspiration; then she moved on to Lil Wayne and Ms Dynamite, among many others.
How come there haven’t been any UK female rappers as high profile as Dynamite in years, I ask her, despite the fact we’re supposed to be in a “golden age” of girl rap? “I don’t know,” she says, “but I want one so much I don’t even care if it’s not me.”