"Gimme Some," the latest track from rising Brooklyn rapper Leaf premiering today (July 17) on Billboard, is bound to leave listeners asking for more. Thankfully, the sultry, empowered new vibe also comes with an announcement from the 22-year-old rhymer: Her anticipated debut LP Trinity will drop August 18.
Signed to Fool's Gold/RPM MSC after being discovered on Instagram by label boss A-Trak, the artist born Mikala Leaf McLean unleashed her debut EP Magnet Bitch in 2015. Since, she's gained a reputation for fierce female empowerment anthems like the Lil Yachty-featuring "Nada" and girl gang tribute "Plate" -- not to mention scoring modeling deals at Calvin Klein and Forever 21, which launches a national campaign with the artist today.
As the leading track off Trinity, the breathy, brooding new single "Gimme Some" only adds to Leaf's stellar resume, melding a smoldering, R&B-tinged vibe with the artist's honey-smooth vocals honed at legendary NYC performing arts school LaGuardia. And it falls right in line with Leaf's overall motto "MBM," the title of her clothing label and creative collective which stands for both "Magnetic Bitch Movement" and "Money Before Men."