Music Moments

Lady London: The Boss Tape 

By Kristen Ayanah 

 

Lady London is a New York Trinidian-Jamaican American rapper, author, poet, songwriter, and overall creative. She loved doing open mic poetry while she attended Howard University and would win the contests every time. Lady began posting multiple rap freestyles on her Instagram page and fans automatically gravitated to her. She has since released two singles “Woosah” & “Money Over” as well as collaborating with various artists and working on other creative projects.

In her most recent project “Lady Like: The Boss Tape” Lady has released a lot of her freestyles that fans loved on to the project, so they could be streamed. “From “Lisa Story” ft. Dub Aura that takes on the classic “Get Me Home” by Foxy Brown and unleashes a new-age New York love story with a twist to “Long Live Shamello” that adds a fresh, next feel to Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See,” London hones in on her East Coast roots that exemplifies why notable Hip Hop outlet All Hip Hop deems her as “one of the most talented lyricists around today.”

My favorite track on the project has to be “Lisa’s Story”. The track is with Lady London & Dub Aura (another New York rapper). On the track, Lady tells the story of Lisa who meets a guy named Money and what happens once she decides to still date him despite him having a girlfriend named Diamond. Dub Aura and Lady go back and forth on the track and it truly tells an amazing artistic story. The music video was recently released as well and we truly see the vision behind the song come to life. Overall, Lady London is making her mark on the hip-hop industry and I am eager to see what she has in store next.