Riot Boi

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Riot Boi
Riot Boi artwork 2105.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 13, 2015 (2015-11-13)
Recorded2013–2015
GenreHip hop
Length42:11
LabelXL, Terrible
ProducerLe1f, Boody, Evian Christ, Balam Acab, Sophie, Dev Hynes, Lunice, Supreme Cuts, Blood Diamonds, Taskforce, Dubbel Dutch, Salva
Le1f chronology
Hey
(2014)
Riot Boi
(2015)

Riot Boi is the debut studio album by New York-based rapper Le1f. It was released on November 13, 2015 on XL and Terrible Records. The album features contributions and production work from artists such as Evian Christ, Junglepussy, Balam Acab, Lunice, Boody, Sophie, and Dev Hynes.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The 4058.5/10[7]
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Clash8/10[2]
Consequence of SoundB[3]
NOW4/5 stars[5]
The Observer3/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork7.5/10[6]

Riot Boi received positive reviews from critics, garnering a score of 78 out of 100 on aggregate site Metacritic.[8] Clash called the album "a trailblazing record very much in the now," describing it as "bombastic, and transgressive."[2] AllMusic wrote that "Riot Boi overwhelms with twists, turns, and surprises, all of which are exhilarating," noting in particular the record's "schizophrenic production that leaps from horny trap to frantic electroclash."[1] Pitchfork wrote that "Riot Boi shows us a trailblazer sitting down among these cracked shards of glass, reckoning with what it means to have come first."[6] Consequence of Sound wrote that "Riot Boi is easily Le1f’s most political music to date, arguing that the album "essentially turns intersectionality talking points into personal identifiers, and they line his sneakily clever raps and touching personal stories."[3]

Track list[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Hi"Khalif DioufLe1f1:50
2."Rage"DioufBalam Acab4:05
3."Grace Alek Naomi"3:16
4."Swirl" (featuring Junglepussy and House of Ladosha)
Taskforce3:38
5."Koi"DioufSophie3:48
6."Umami/Water"
5:36
7."Lisa"2:31
8."Chops"
  • Blecher
  • Diouf
  • Le1f
  • Boody
1:06
9."Cheap"
  • Diouf
  • Marc Glasser
Dubbel Dutch3:28
10."Taxi"
  • Diouf
  • Austin Keultjes
  • Michael Perry
Supreme Cuts3:41
11."Tell" (featuring DonChristian)
  • Blecher
  • Diouf
  • Don Jones
Boody4:19
12."Change" (featuring Miss Geri and Dev Hynes)
  • Blecher
  • Diouf
  • Artem Emelianov
  • Dev Hynes
  • Hynes
  • Le1f
4:53
Total length:42:11

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