Shape Up

Leikeli47 - Shape Up
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
Liked by 2 people
May 13, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA, Hardcover / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!
Leikeli47 showcases such astounding depth, variety, skill and taste on this record that those goosebumps may be permanent.
80
Pitchfork
The anonymous Brooklyn rapper’s third album is a little bolder and a little rawer, but it’s her versatility—across hip-hop, ballroom, house, and R&B—that keeps her sound fresh.
70
HipHopDX

Shape Up is a charming body of work that will satisfy her base, but it might not capture the ears of others without some depth added to its subject matter.

BaddieBaphomet
80

NO NUANCE REVIEW

oooo this goes HARD. I don’t really care for the R&B cuts, but everything else is full of energy, hard hitting beats, catchy lyrics, and Leikeli47’s infectious personality. I’m late to the party, but don’t sleep on her, I think this is a rapper you’ll want to look out for.

Louis13
75

This goes as hard as the cover art. I really like the catchy background vocals and vocal samples, especially on opener 'Chitty Bang', and the otherwise minimalistic yet hard-hitting production. I feel like Leikeli47 is one step away from making an album fully constructed out of voices like a hip-hop version of Björk's 'Medúlla'. My main problem is that the delivery and lyrics can be too basic and the R&B cuts are nothing special.

Favourite Tracks: Chitty Bang*, Secret Service, ... read more

orangedroog65
88

I mean, the extent to which chitty bang slaps is mind blowing. Excited to give the rest of the album a listen! Going into secret service feels like this album might be a pretty cohesive vibe but we’ll see!

Yeah, this is an awesome album all the way through from leikeli. She’s fun and talented and the whole thing goes hard.

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Added on: February 25, 2022