Lady Leshurr Biography

Melesha O'Garro, better known by her stage name Lady Leshurr, is a female rapper/singer and producer from Kingshurst, Solihull, England. She is known for her work with Orbital, providing vocals for the title track of their 2012 album Wonky.

Born to parents from the Caribbean Isle of St. Kitts, her first foray was into poetry and writing at age six but she decided that writing music would bring her to a wider audience, releasing her first mixtape at age fourteen. In her words:

I grew up around music. My mum used to play a lot of reggae like Sister Nancy and Bob Marley around the house so basically, when I was around six, I was messing about and doing my own little raps and songs. My family are all rappers and singers anyway so I was always involved in it from a young age.

—Lady Leshurr, 2011

Leshurr has been described as "the one to watch" by Paul Lester of The Guardian.

Leshurr played one of the lead females in Vertigo Films' 2009 critically acclaimed movie 1 Day.

She won second place in the Best Female category of the Official Mixtape Awards 2011. In June 2011, Lady Leshurr launched her own record label, Gutter Strut Recordings, in partnership with her manager. To compliment the music releases, she has designed a range of merchandise, the "Friggin L" clothing line named after her 2011 mixtape Friggin L.
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