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Aleksey Weintraub (born July 15, 1985), better known by his stage name Lakutis, is a Russian American rapper from New York.[3] He has collaborated with Das Racist,[4] Hot Sugar,[5] and Kitty.[6] He has also toured with Le1f and Antwon.[7]

Lakutis
Birth nameAleksey Weintraub
Born (1985-07-15) July 15, 1985 (age 34)[1][2]
OriginNew York, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2010–present
LabelsMishka NYC, Greedhead Music
Associated actsDas Racist
Websitelakutis1.bandcamp.com

CareerEdit

In 2011, Lakutis released a 7-track EP, I'm in the Forest.[8] In 2012, he released "Hey Ma, Wassup", a collaborative single with Big Baby Gandhi, Cutty Carmichael, and DVS.[9] Spin listed him as one of the "5 Best New Artists for May 2013".[10]

In 2014, Lakutis released a 12-track mixtape, Three Seashells.[11] It included productions from Hot Sugar, Black Noise, and Steel Tipped Dove,[12] as well as a guest appearance from DVS.[13] Stereogum listed it as the "Mixtape of the Week".[14]

Style and influencesEdit

Zach Kelly of Pitchfork commented that "Lakutis' real strong suit is the way he raps, punctuating words with a visceral intensity usually reserved for the frontman of a hardcore band, his flow almost functioning as a percussive element."[15]

DiscographyEdit

MixtapesEdit

EPsEdit

  • I'm in the Forest (2011)

SinglesEdit

  • "Hey Ma, Wassup" (2012) (with Big Baby Gandhi, Cutty Carmichael, and DVS)
  • "Motorcycle" (2017)

Guest appearancesEdit

  • Das Racist - "Amazing", "Rapping 2 U", and "Irresponsible" from Sit Down, Man (2010)
  • Tecla - "No Music" and "Drugs" from Thanksgiving (2011)
  • Heems - "Yo What's Good New York" from Nehru Jackets (2012)
  • Toothpaste (Tecla + Kassa) - "Daytona 900" from 1996 (2012)
  • Meyhem Lauren - "Carvel" from Mandatory Brunch Meetings (2012)
  • Heems - "Death Is Not an Option" from Wild Water Kingdom (2012)
  • Children of the Night - "Ellis (12:06 AM)" from Queens... Revisited (2012)
  • Pepperboy - "Soap on tha Block" from Nitetime (2012)
  • Kool A.D. - "Finito Posse Jawn" and "Rap Genius" from 63 (2013)
  • Hot Sugar - "Leverage" from Midi Murder (2013)
  • Kitty - "Ay Shawty 3.0" from D.A.I.S.Y. Rage (2013)
  • Hot Sugar - "Mama, I'm a Man" and "56k" from Made Man (2013)
  • Antwon - "KLF ELF" from Heavy Hearted in Doldrums (2014)
  • Kool A.D. - "Tight" from Word O.K. (2014)
  • DVS - "Sons of Xanarchy" from DVTV (2015)
  • Wiki - "Nutcrackers" from No Mountains in Manhattan (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lakutis (July 15, 2015). "Its my birthday. Get me hearthstone giftcards. Also bbq prolly on the 26th". Twitter. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Mishka NYC (December 1, 2011). "I'm In the Forest EP". Bandcamp. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Millard, Drew (February 28, 2014). "Lakutis: Resistance Is Futile". Vice. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Ramos, Mike (December 1, 2011). "Lakutis' I'm In the Forest EP and Other Reasons You Should Really Be Paying Attention to Greedhead Music". The Stranger. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  5. ^ Martin, Andrew (October 27, 2012). "Listen: Hot Sugar f/ Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Lakutis & Nasty Nigel "Leverage"". Complex. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  6. ^ Martins, Chris (June 19, 2013). "Kitty Pryde Lusts After Lakutis in Dreamy 'Ay Shawty 3.0' Video". Spin. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  7. ^ Jewell, Sean (February 21, 2014). "Lakutis' Very Unofficial Three Seashells Release Party". The Stranger. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  8. ^ Mlynar, Phillip (December 2, 2011). "Lakutis Gets Lost In A Thicket Of References On I'm In The Forest". The Village Voice. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  9. ^ Martin, Andrew (February 14, 2012). "Big Baby Gandhi, Cutty Carmichael, DVS, Lakutis: "Hey Ma, Wassup"". Prefix. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  10. ^ Bevan, David; Sherburne, Philip; Soderberg, Brandon (May 1, 2013). "Lakutis - 5 Best New Artists for May '13". Spin. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  11. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (February 21, 2014). "Premiere: Stream Lakutis' New Mixtape "Three Seashells"". Complex. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  12. ^ Mlynar, Phillip (March 5, 2014). "Lakutis Laments The Demise Of "Fresh Hot New York Style Pizza"". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
  13. ^ Levy, Pat (March 4, 2014). "Lakutis - Three Seashells". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  14. ^ Breihan, Tom (February 26, 2014). "Mixtape Of The Week: Lakutis Three Seashells". Stereogum. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  15. ^ Kelly, Zach (March 6, 2014). "Lakutis: Three Seashells". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 17, 2014.

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