15 Great Albums You Didn't Hear in 2014

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Leikeli47, 'Lk-47 Pt. II'

Leikeli47, 'Lk-47 Pt. II'

"Nigga, ya drums too clean," barks masked Brooklyn rapper Leikeli47 to kick off this storming, never-not-intriguing mixtape, and that's just the first of many spitfire threats and challenges. In "C&C," over an even more rambunctious drum track, she requests that you fall back, since her friends have a razor and a taser waiting; later, she mentions that the devil's crashing at her place until he gets paid and she's not above slapping the dude upside his head. Lk-47 Pt. II is a scattershot blast, but it promises plenty. No surprise, then, that Leikeli recently dropped her finest volley yet: "Two Times a Charm," a spare, fingersnapping smackdown with a bizarre R&B interlude and a captivating video. By Charles Aaron

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