The son of Sierra Leonean parents, LesTheGenius (Leslie Robbin-Coker) was born in Edmonton, London England and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Inspired by other Carolina natives such as J Cole, and 9th Wonder, Les started crafting his music to focus on socially conscious lyrics enhanced through his rhythmic delivery over genre-fusing tracks drawing from his diverse social background.
He is currently studying Geology at NC State but still finds time to work on music. His newest release "PlaySomethingForMe" is a mid-tempo bouncy love song that focuses on a young man courting a woman who some might consider being out of his league. Regardless of that fact, she still made an exception in his case and gave him a chance because of his talent. The lyrics are descriptive and give listeners a nuanced take on courtship, blossoming love and an unusual date night where anything could happen when two lovers are lost in deep conversation.
Les received his first national break through an unlikely outlet for most musicians, the Raleigh artist landed a spot on former President Barack Obama’s favorite music of 2019 playlist with his hometown anthem “Raleighwood Hills”. Since then, Les has been able to keep up momentum amassing over 2 million streams independently across platforms with his remarkable single runs and performing at notable festivals such as hopscotch opening up for Glass Animals, Gunna. Lucky Daye and more.