S is for Superstar and $leazy EZ

 Laiken Joy
Laiken Joy

New Orleans is a hot bed of many talents. From sports to music, this city has birthed some of the world’s greatest athletes, designers, artists, musicians, and especially rappers. Even through hell and high water (literally), this city has managed to still create superstars. One of those superstars goes by the name of $leazy EZ.

$leazy or “The MF Sleaze” is authentic in a lot of ways. While being in a male dominated underground market, $leazy has considered to hold her ground as one of the coldest rappers in New Orleans, regardless of gender. With an authentic image and diverse audience, it won’t be long until we see $leazy at her full potential. Personally, $leazy is one of my favorite people period. From her energy to her mindset, keeping it 100 isn’t something she lacks. Reaching out to her for an interview was an honor and privilege and I’m excited to give you this beautiful conversation.

BR: Who is $leazy EZ?

$E: $leazy Ez is a 24 year old female rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. I bring an alternative sound, to the NOLA rap scene. My music ties together all the sub-genre’s of rap, in order to unify the genre as a whole. If you miss the old days, but still love the new style of music, you gon’ fuck with me!

BR: When did you realize rapping was your gift?

$E: I realized music was my gift when I was 13 years old. I discovered that I could sing, & I had already been writing ryhmes by the age of 15. Everything about music fit perfectly with me as a person, so I stuck with it.

BR: Have you always been interested in music, particularly hip hop?

$E: I’m gifted im musical art. I’ve been playing instruments since a young age. I’ve always loved music, but my place in hip-hop cane w/ age. As I get older, the things that were working for me became more apparent.

 Laiken Joy
Laiken Joy

It feels like I’m starting to get everything I worked for. It feels natural, because I prayed for it and I kept my work ethic high. My goal I can bring more substance to the next generation of artists, and feed my family. 

— $leazy EZ

BR: Which music artists influenced you to become “The MF Sleaze”

$E: I listened to alot of funk & jazz as a kid. As I got older, hip hop became a part of my faily listening. I would listen to people like outcast, Mtome, Snoop, DJ Quik, Sugar free, Prince, Wu tang.. You name it.. I can’t name them all, but those are the ones that come to mind first.

BR: When you look back at the beginning of your career to now, is there any advice you’d want to tell yourself?

$E: I would tell myself to rember at all times, this is a business. If I would’ve taken my business as aerious as my talent, I would’ve gone farther. 

BR: You’re newest project ‘Don’t Be A Dummy’ is heating up all over the internet. How does it feel to have all these co signs and love from your hometown and abroad when it comes to your art?

$E: It feels like I’m starting to get everything I worked for. It feels natural, because I prayed for it and I kept my work ethic high. My goal I can bring more substance to the next generation of artists, and feed my family. 

BR: Any advice for up and coming artists?

$E: Be yourself. Know where you’re coming from, who you are, & where you’re going. Never quit, that’s how you lose. 

Listen to ‘Don’t Be a Dummy’ by $leazy EZ here:

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