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Leikeli47 drops “Attitude” video, playing Women’s History Month event at BK Museum


Leikeli47‘s Wash & Set was one of 2017’s great (if a bit overlooked) rap albums, and she has now made a video for one of the album’s best songs, “Attitude,” which was also the lead single for the Insecure season 2 soundtrack. The video stars Leikeli47 in a mask (as always), alongside Buffy Khan, and it makes some references to Insecure. Watch below.

Leikeli47 has an upcoming hometown performance on March 3 at Brooklyn Museum as part of the Women’s History Month edition of the museum’s ‘Target First Saturdays’ series. As always, it starts at 5 PM and admission is free. The museum writes, “To accommodate the crowds, we ask that, starting at 5 pm, everyone enter through the front of the Museum. Keep in mind that there could be lines for entry.” Here’s the very busy schedule for the event:

MICHIYAYA Dance 5–6:30 pm
All-women company MICHIYAYA Dance present their collaborative choreography. Artistic directors Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery lead Jam Session, an hour-long guided improvisational movement workshop, followed by performances by the full company. All are welcome, no experience necessary.
Curator Tour | 5:30–6:30 pm
Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, leads a tour of our special exhibition Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making.

Hands-On Art | 6–8 pm
Reimagine the messages of The Dinner Party through a collaborative banner-making project, using materials and patterns inspired by Judy Chicago’s installation. 330 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.

Black Girls Rock! | 6–7:30 pm
Entrepreneur and culture leader Beverly Bond launches her book Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic, Rocking Our Truth with special guests and discussion celebrating the achievements and contributions of black women. 310 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Community Talk: THINK!Chinatown | 6–7 pm
Representatives of community organization THINK!Chinatown discuss their recent artistic and architectural projects, and share how visitors can get involved in efforts to strengthen Chinatown’s economic and cultural resilience. 25 free tickets in Forum line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Feminist Book Club with Well-Read Black Girl | 6:30–7:30 pm
In conjunction with Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making, Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl closes out her series of Target First Saturday book clubs focusing on Judy Chicago’s favorite feminist reads with a discussion of Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me (2017) by Janet Mock.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks | 7–8 pm
Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about works of art in our American Art galleries.

Music: Leikeli47 | 7–8 pm
Bed-Stuy rapper Leikeli47 closes out the night with her unique brand of high-energy hip-hop.

Pop-Up Poetry | 8:30–10 pm
Hear poetry from zakia henderson-brown, Marwa Helal, and Aracelis Girmay. Presented in partnership with Cave Canem Foundation, an organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of black poets.

Brown Girls Burlesque | 8:30–10 pm
Brown Girls Burlesque presents Act Like a Lady! Strippin’ Fo’ the Culture, an evening of theatrical burlesque celebrating sisterhood and reclaiming sexuality, hosted by Ravenessa and featuring Hoodoo Hussy, Elektra Taste, Dakota Mayhem, Skye Siren and Dirty Honey Shake dancers. Adult content. 310 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7:30 pm.

Music: Sabine Blaizin (Oyasound) | 9–10 pm
Sabine Blaizin (Oyasound) showcases music of the African diaspora, including global soul, house, Afrotech, and Afrobeat. Featuring live percussion by Courtnee Roze.

Leikeli47 also plays SXSW and Boston Calling. Watch her new video:

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