THE Q&A CRAWL: LADY LESHURR | News | The Camden Crawl 2012

Lady Leshurr has a back catalogue of lyrics most writers would kill for: she’s been making them since she was six. She has become one of the UK’s foremost MCs, crossing genres with amazing versatility. Whether it’s house, hip hop, dancehall or pop, bashment or grime, Leshurr can spit on it – we’re not even hyping her up.

Originally from Birmingham, Leshurr released her first mix tape at 16, appeared in the first ever grime musical, and last year stormed Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing stage. She’s bound for big things, so we caught up with her before she strapped on her rocket pack.

Who are you and what do you want?

My name is Lady Leshurr and I want people to pronounce it properly!!

What thoughts do you associate with Camden Crawl?

It makes me think of creepy crawlies!! [OK, now we’re freaked out.]

How do you pass the time when you are waiting around backstage?

I just have fun and try not to think so hard on the performance otherwise I will become nervous

What one thing should make us run, not crawl, to watch your set this year?

You should run to see my set because I bring energy interact with the audience and also give out free stuff you can’t go wrong there!

Name your top three choices of artists you’d most want to play with on tour?

Lil Wayne Missy Elliot Linkin Park

Which star would you most like to play you in the film of your life?

Angela Bassett

You can only use one piece of cutlery for the rest of your life. Which is it and why?

Fork [We will forever wonder why she went with the three-pronged lord of cutlery, but we approve the choice.]

Anything specific you want to plug?

Download my new EP hosted by Dj Whoo Kid on

Lady Leshurr will be appearing on both Saturday & Sunday at the Camden Crawl. Check out her profile page for more info