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Leikeli47 & Byrell The Great at Red Bull Music Presents: ATL is Burning Ball

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34 minsRecorded 10 Nov 2018 at Atlanta in GeorgiaNext On the Floor Today at 8:30pm EST
Sam Teague

One of the greats of NYC’s Kiki ballroom scene and the rising rapper bring the fire with their infectious sounds and underground attitude.

Leikeli47 broke into the scene with a string of low-key bangers like “Miss America” and “Heard Em Say”. Mixtapes LK-47 and LK-47 Pt. II followed, as well as two stellar LPs Wash & Set and this year’s Acrylic. With her uncompromising attitude, fire melodies and fierce rhymes she’s a vital voice in pushing hip-hop forward. Byrell The Great is considered one of the top DJs of the New York Kiki scene. As part of the lineage of the Voguing community, the Kiki Balls feature young crowds and an open-minded atmosphere. Kikis function as a kind of testing of ground for self-expression within the queer community, where both dancers and DJs can try different styles and experiment with them. With the rise of Kiki balls, Byrell The Great soon made a name for himself as a producer as well as a DJ. Like his sets, his tracks blend classic sounds and post-internet club beats.

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Produced by Caroline Whiteley
Engineered by Oswaldo Terrones

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