Leikeli47’s upcoming album Form Up is certainly one of Uproxx’s most anticipated hip-hop albums of spring 2022, and the masked MC dropped by The Tonight Present studio to indicate why. Carrying a pink Celine sweatshirt together with her customary Nike Air Maxes and bandana balaclava, she carried out a fiery rendition of the album’s lead single “Chitty Bang” in a stripped-down set backed by her DJ/hype man, who you could know as former annual “Rap Up” rapper Skillz(!).
The Virginia rapper — Leikeli, not Skillz — took an extended and well-deserved break after her final album, 2018’s Acrylic. She reappeared in the summertime of 2020 with “Zoom,” ostensibly the primary single from her comeback album. Nevertheless, it appeared she needed to good the album in query, heading again to the studio for an additional yr and a half earlier than returning with “Chitty Bang” in January this yr. Shortly afterward, she introduced the discharge date for Form Up (Could 13) with the one “BITM.” Probably the most just lately launched single, “LL Cool J,” continued Leikeli’s custom of thriller. Now, with the album proper across the nook, it’s time to see whether or not Form Up is definitely worth the wait — and judging from the output to this point, it must be.
Watch Leikeli47 carry out “Chitty Bang” on The Tonight Present above.