Rapper Lady Leshurr: ‘My letter from the Queen went to my junk mail’

Rapper Lady Leshurr: ‘My letter from the Queen went to my junk mail’

As a black woman from Birmingham, I stood out like a sore thumb on the UK rap scene. Everyone in London would mimic my accent, laugh at me, troll me. I became determined to be my own self and unlock the door for Birmingham artists. People know about 0121 now. Councils have failed us when it comes to youth clubs. I built myself at ours. I learned spoken word poetry, how to DJ and MC, play drums, mix and master. …