Abandoning his plans to become a lawyer after his degree in law and criminology, Lemzi may seem like an unlikely hip-hop talent.
Yet his latest album Leki demonstrates that the two paths needn’t be diametrically opposed.
His album, Leki draws upon his academic background to reflect upon a range of social issues and other thought-provoking topics.
One of the release, he touches on Brexit, knife crime, gang violence and more in an attempt to galvanise today’s youth.
Using the power of music, he takes aim at stereotypes attached to race, postcode and environment, as well as those associated.
Lemzi’s music is ultra-slick but at the same time introspective and reflective, echoing socially-conscious rappers such as Akala and Stormzy.
Leki is a rap album with a conscience.
“B.O.T.S” is the lead single from Leki and functions as Lemzi’s plea for an end of street violence in the UK.
Don’t let the low-key timbre lull you into a false sense of complacency, however.
Leki is an album that has a very important message, and it is clear that Lemzi is exactly the person to tell it.