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Leigh Michael (feat Bríd Gallagher)- Lyricology

Decent Bray, County Wicklow-rapper Leigh writes:

On Saturday March 2, Fluttertone productions and I are launching our single ‘Lyricology’ featuring Bríd Gallagher, upstairs in the ‘Workman’s Club Vintage Room’.

Lyricology (above) will be available on all major streaming platforms on the same date (March 2nd). The night will feature a performance from myself Zimback, Staz and Bríd with support from special guests Wax White, Row-B & Carl Phrench.

Leigh Michael – official Release of Lyricology (facebook events)

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Staz Beats & Leigh Michael & Zimback – Spider Fight

Bray emcee Leigh Michael and Parisian producer Staz Beats join forces with Osaka, Japan rapper Zimback for their first release.

Leigh writes:

We have been performing together around Dublin for just under a year blending bilingual lyrics and balancing a new international fusion of hip hop. Bound by the webs of anxiety,In ‘Spider Fight’, me and Zimback battle the shadow self over Staz’s dark and menacing beat….

Leigh Michael

Leigh Michael – A Cappella Archive Ep 22

Bray-based rapper Leigh writes:

Here are some more of my lyrical philosophical musings inspired by the wisdom of the east , meditation, nature and observation. Enjoy!

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Bray-based rapper Leigh Michael goes backwards

Leigh writes:

In the latest episode of A Capella Archive I shake things up by writing my rhyme in reverse.

Beginning with the last line and working my way to the opening.

I find writing practice excercises like this can be a useful tool to combat writer’s block.

Leigh Michael

RTL – 432_uncertainty

A stunning new EP from RTL – aka Wicklow-based rapper Rob Toal Lennon- dealing with mental health, the creative process and ‘the uncertainty of the road less travelled.’

Rob writes:

For the past 2 years I have been plagued with doubt about what I want to do with my music, my life & the direction I want to take them both.

I find myself constantly constricted by my own thoughts as I long for one thing but chase another. Consistently harming my mental health & my close relationships which I find crucial to my life.

This innate desire to create something that my friends & family can appreciate & enjoy is something I need to satisfy, not only for myself, but for those I actually care about to make them feel like they have invaluable input into my life & my happiness.

But this process has been challenging & the path less travelled is riddled with uncertainty.

This album represents this. This album is about this growing uncertainty I constantly stare in the face. Waiting for something special to happen & not appreciating the journey. Never really knowing what I want but fighting to make sure everyone else does.

Lying to myself about what makes me “ME” but making sure you only see truth. I do not like this uncertainty. I welcome this uncertainty. Life is about the push & pull between doing what you want to do & doing what you feel like you have to do. And I have to do this.

Accurately representing this journey that I’m on while still making some decent tunes in the process.

This have been my labour of love & hate for 2 years. Thank you to my family & friends, this album is dedicated to yous, & if any of you get anything out of listening to this, that’s job done.




Leigh Michael, Zimback, Staz & Luke B are supporting fellow Hip Hop artist Deep Reasoning along with CMX aka Mexy at 7pm on August 10 in The International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Deep Reasoning LIve (Facebook events)

Leigh Michael



Leigh Michael – A Capella Archive (in association with Chap Stallion)

Bray-based Leigh  writes:

In this verse I’m remaining consistent with a rhyme scheme as I explore a topic of great interest to me. Enjoy.

Leigh Michael

Previously: Leigh Michael on Broadsheet

Bray rapper Leigh Michael writes;

I’ve recently uploaded (above) a studio recorded version of a set I perform with Parisian DJ/ Producer Staz & Osaka rapper Zimback. It features instrumentals produced by Luke B, Staz & Chap Stallion.

Were going to perform the set at Flutter Tone’s Irish Hip Hop night in The Tap Room at Drop Dead Twice [19, Francis Street, Dublin] on 9th of June (poster above)… There’s a great line up of other acts including Ophelia and Costello. Should be a great night.

Underground Collective at Drop Dead Twice

Previously: Leigh Michael on Broadsheet

Tebi Rex & R3D – SMDFTB Freestyle

Phil Udell writes:

Released as a celebration of their first song to reach 100,000 plays on Spotify (‘She Hated Love Songs II’ narrowly beating January’s ‘Men Are Trash’ to the finish line), Tebi Rex have teamed up with their live collaborator DJ R3D for a new track and video.

Directed by Sequence and the band’s Max Zanga, the one take mirrors the music by delving into the darker, night time side of life often reflected by their social media personas….

Tebi Rex

Leigh Michael – Word Play Waltz (D.I.Y A Cappella Archive)

Bray-based rapper Leigh writes:

A short and sweet video performing a battle esque verse in which I implemented some word play techniques I’ve been exploring lately.

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