Lekule

Lekule

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Lekule defines his sound as Urban Soul, which is a combination of Soul, Hip-Hop & Rock. Although his distinctive voice is textured by the highs and lows of a struggling artistic, Lekule’s poetic lyrics will inspire a groove in your heart, body and most importantly your mind.

Biography

Lekule arrived in New York City from Milwaukee on Halloween night haunted by his lifelong dream to entertain, and armed with a B.A. in Music Business and Vocal Performance from Columbia College Chicago. Within weeks Lekule landed a dream gig at Sony Music Epic Records Group. At first, his newfound, insider post at Sony, fueled his passion to be a star. Soon however, insecurity set in. Lekule began to compare his creative vision as an artist to the vocal talent and prevailing trends of the day and he lost his nerve. He suppressed his childhood dream of singing and channeled his entrepreneurial verve into the launch of an independent styling company. Although successful, styling proved not to be the life Lekule envisioned.

Once again he shifted gears, closed shop and began to face the biggest fear of them all— the fear being himself. He began to explore and express his inner thoughts through poetry and spoken word. Few may have heard the piece Lekule penned and spoke, “Love Me” featuring Roy Ayers on the Ray Chew and Crew album “Feelin’ It.” As a way of vicariously living out his dream and purpose of coming to the big city, Lekule also wrote, performed and produced a one-man show “Diary of a SupaSTAR” at the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Lekule’s sound is as lyrical and unique as his name. Lekule credits his Tanzanian father, whom he never met, for his one and only name and his sense of destiny. There is verifiably only one Lekule in America, and the depth and scope of Lekule’s creative vision characterizes a man in search of his roots. Today his gritty soulful voice and music are integrally woven with 80’s Funk & 70’s Rock as heard in the ditty “diggit…(DirtyDistraction).” Rhythm Hip-Hop and Blues drive Lekule’s passionate delivery of “babe cousin,” which is an open appeal to one of his close relatives.

Emerging from the etymology of his name, “Believer of the Spirit Within,” Lekule believes each day his dreams (just as everyone else’s) are to be lived and fulfilled. Finally Lekule has come full circle to what he loves and does the best, writing, singing, and performing. With the intent of a Piped-Piper, Lekule creates songs to effect positive change in the world which can be heard in his trademark song “B4 2 L8.” Many ask, “What is his sound?” Though there is no denying the many influences on his soul, listen and you will soon come to know it definitively as Lekule.

Lyrics

“diggit”… DirtyDistraction © 2006

Written By: Lekule

People poppin’ –ish
bout the clothes they buy
Well mine cost a dollar
yet I am so fly
You betta watch them thoughts
inside your head
Diggit…
rich ain’t rich when u poor in the brain

1,2,3,4!

LONG TALL SALLY
LEFT HER BABY IN THE ALLEY
CAUSE SHE
COULD NOT AFFORD TO FEED HIM
WELL DON’T SAY MAYBE
THEN GO HAVE A BABE
IF YOU DO YOU BEST TO KEEP EM

WHEN U SALE YOUR SOUL
FOR MEN’S FOOL GOLD
IN THE END U BE THE FOOL
YOU BETTA WATCH THAT MOUTH
B4 WHAT IT SAY
GO TELL A LIE ON YOU

Yep…
ev’rybody needs a Dirty Distraction
Get sick from the pain
yet is so satisfying
Well u betta get ready
cause the sea is ragin’
Time has come/about/time
to save ur soul

LITTLE BABE BOBBY
AIN’T GOT NO BABY DADDY
SO HIS MAMA CALL HIM MAN
WALKED B4 HE CRAWLED
ON THE CORNER STREET HUSTLE
PATTY CAKE BAKERS MAN

WHEN YOU SALE THEM OOOO’S
AND MAKE MO’ DOE
LIKE A BUSINESS MAN DO
YOU GOTTA WATCH YOUR BACK
FOR WHEN IT’S TURNED
BROTHER DROPPED DIME ON YOU

ev’rybody needs a Dirty Distraction
Get sick from the pain
yet is so satisfying
Well u betta get ready
the sea is ragin’
Time has come/about/time
to save ur soul

FRIDAY NITE AT THE LIQUOR/STO
$50 LEFT GONE BY SOME SMOKE
FORGET ABOUT IT
AND CLEAR MY MINE
LEAVE THESE TROUBLES
AND DO “ME” TIME
SEE, IT’S SO TRICKY
WHAT I’M FEELIN
I THINK IT’S LOVE
BUT IT AIN’T REALLY
I CAN’T LET IT GO
DON’T NEVER TELL ME LET GO
IT MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD!

diggit diggit, huh-huh I diggit (repeat)

Brother busy flossin
bout the car they drive
a 96 is what I’m pushin
still I, lean when I ride
You Betta watch them thoughts inside your head

Diggit…
rich ain’t rich when u poor in the brain

ev’rybody needs a Dirty Distraction
Get sick from the pain
yet is so satisfyin'
Well u betta get ready
the sea is ragin’
Time has come/about/time

to save ur soul

SAVE UR SOUL
SAVE UR SOUL
SAVE UR SOUL

B4 2 L8 © 2006

Written By: lekule

some people think
life be a game
start a war then use God’s name

if this is life
then what will it take
for me to fly B4 it’s 2 L8

birds fall from the sky
no man cares 2 wonder
why oh why
we live in such desperations
is it the end of time?

you betta catch the sign B4 it’s 2 L8
you betta catch the sign
you betta catch the sign B4 it’s 2 L8
you betta free your mind

cause terror rains and folks fears for their lives
our biggest fears are comin’ 2 life
soldiers stand in line families wave goodbye
somebody’s going 2 DIE

I never knew that life be this way
I go to bed and here’s what I prey
“if I should die B4 I should wake
I pray to lord, my soul he will take”

birds fall from the sky
no man cares 2 wonder why
the children are the lost generation
bound by thoughts that bind

you betta catch the sign B4 it’s 2 L8
you betta catch the sign
you betta catch the sign B4 it’s 2 L8
you betta free your mind

people dying on the roof
ladies begging for some food
heaven help us, I can’t take this
moving fast no where to go

birds fall from the sky
no man cares 2 wonder why
why

why

birds keep fallin’ from the sky
tears keep fallin’ from my eyes
will the trumpet sound 2nite
if it does, don’t pass me by

Babe Cousin © 2006

Written By: lekule

Babe Cousin in and out of jail
Said he wanna be a rapper one day
Well that’s all good as far as I can tell
But you can’t do that in and out of jail

Life is hard is just some excuse
Not to do the thing you say you want to do
You can dream as far as the eyes can see
But that don’t mean sh#$ if u don’t believe

The block is hot got white girl for sell
But your PO cock blockin’ all the deals
you str8 tight about to jump your bail
life on earth can be a livin’ hell

your biggest fears are about to come true
cause life is movin’ on without out you
what he do when he 30 yrs old
with no job and no place

blame your mama and no daddy
to yo' crazy babe mammie
for all the things you fail to do
i hope you learn B4 the end
lie’s are not your best friend
they’ll soon turn they’re back on you

Babe Cousin in and out of jail
Said he wanna be a rapper one day
Well that’s all good as far as I can tell
But he can’t do that in and out of jail

Life is hard is just some excuse
Not to do the thing you say you want to do
You can dream as far as the eyes can see
But that don’t mean sh#$ if u don’t believe

I got that smoke
I got that blow
I got that hydro
And since you talkin’ bout me Kelly
Let the people know

I ain’t trying to blame nobody
But nobody seem to love me
Truth be told it nearly broke me
Now I check for one and only

Not the type to fall in love
Only want to get the draws
Do my thing
Sling this game
If –ish jump off
Don’t snitch my name

I got that smoke
I got that blow
I got that hydro
And since you talkin’ bout me
Say why you talking about me

blame your moma and no daddy
to your crazy babe mamie
you laugh now but soon be crying
lord have mercy on my soul

blame your moma and no daddy
to your crazy babe mamie
i hope you learn B4 the end
lie’s are not your best friend
they’ll soon turn they’re back on you

babe cousin…

Discography

Babe Cousin, B4 2 L8, diggit (DirtyDistraction)

Set List

lekule tv
"diggit"... DirtyDistraction
faith
born FREE
Livin'
Babe Cousin
B4 2 L8
(strugglin' artist)