REVIEW: LADY LESHURR - QUEEN'S SPEECH - 9.5
England’s Melesha O’Garro, aka Lady Leshurr, is bringing her unique style and refreshing sense of humor to the hip hip genre with her absolutely marvelous EP, Queen's Speech. The 27 year old rapper/singer/producer is quickly making a name for herself with her series of freestyles that are packed with hard-hitting verses, hilarious pop culture quips, and lyrics that exude her playful charm. Queen’s Speech is easily one of the most cutting-edge and fun releases we’ve heard in a while, and we can’t wait to introduce you to her sound.
We’re going to switch things up a bit and go in descending order as we break down the five amazing tracks from Queen’s Speech—
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The final (and in my opinion, the BEST) installment of the series, comes “Queen’s Speech Ep. 5.” This one is packed with some of her most memorable pop culture references, and sums up 2015 pretty well— She first references Adele’s “Hello” after the 1:45 mark, before plopping in DJ Khaled and the infamous Miss Universe crown swapping incident. The chorus is totally great, as she simply repeats the genius line, “your lips look like crispy bacon.” My favorite line has to be towards the end of the track when she apologizes for the delay by saying, “sorry for the wait— I dropped my phone in the toilet.” After hearing this track and watching her totally adorable and energy packed video, you can’t help but love this girl.
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In “Queen’s Speech Ep. 4,” Leshurr is prancing down the street in a crop top that appropriately says “QUEEN.” “How could you talk my name when you ain’t even brush your teeth?” she asks, before reminding you to brush your own teeth. For some reason I really feel her Eminem influence on this track, especially at the 1:45 mark when she hilariously says, “I’ve got a dark skinned friend that looks like Rachel Dolezal/ and I’ve got a light skinned friend that looks like Rachel Dolezal” (If you don’t get the reference, google it. I’m just here to review the music.) After also mentioning Fetty Wap and Rick Ross’ pot belly, she ends the track by dancing while brushing her teeth and it’s simply amazing.
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On “Queen’s Speech Ep. 3,” she goes hard right from the beginning and starts expressing her annoyance for girls who take their shoes off at raves (I mean, can you blame her?!). After the 1:00 mark, playful chimes and her talk-singing vocals taunt, “they go change their friends everyday but forget to change their panties.” One of my favorite lines has to be, “I’ll be Beyonce to these girls and I’ll Michelle them,” because you can never really go wrong with a Destiny’s Child reference.
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“Queen’s Speech Ep. 2” totally surprised me as it samples Nicki Minaj and co.’s hit single, “Only.” “Ep. 2” is a little less playful than her others, but she still delivers with her attitude packed quips and hard hitting verses.
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And finally, that one that started it all— “Queen’s Speech Ep. 1” was first released in February 2015, and it’s a seriously sick debut that grabbed everyone’s attention. This time she’s prancing around a parking structure and spitting fire with lines like, “you’re the type to poo on the street/ and wipe your bum crack for relief.” …Shots fired!
About Erin Crider
Erin Crider eats, breathes, and sleeps pop culture. If you have a question about a one-hit wonder from the ‘90s or need help remembering lines from a SNL skit, she’s your girl. When she isn’t lurking the internet, she's either going to a show or hanging out at Disneyland. Erin lives in Southern California and has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.