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Leigh Michael and Chap Stallion – E- 14

Fancy some decent Irish rap?

Bray, County Wicklow rapper Leigh Michael has teamed up with producer Chap Stallion for a forthcoming album ‘Secret Herbs Vol. 2’.

The lead single ‘E-14’ (above), which ‘dropped’ this week, features Leigh laying down some seriously impressive rhyming wordsmithery over a bouncy upbeat instrumental:

“Anxiety rise intertwined with your dial-up speed/ It’s why I find night sky is a diamond feed.”

Got ya.

Nick says: Leigh’s got the flow.

Leigh Michael

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)

Leigh Michael

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

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.



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