Tag Archives: Decent Irish Rap

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

JyellowL – Nuh Fi Hurt Me (top) and Spooky (above).

Phil Udell writes:

Fresh from being picked as one of 2018’s most promising new acts by The Thin Air and State.ie, as well as an astonishing show at Whelan’s Ones To Watch, Dublin rapper JyellowL has released two new videos from his debut Bulletproof EP.

While the tracks may be of different styles (showcasing the softer and harder side of his music), the videos act as companion pieces – telling the story of confronting your demons, conquering them before eventually becoming them.

JyellowL (Facebook)

Syntax suffices and hits this time
Your semantics practiced is in decline
Your pedantic static enterprise.
Is a tantrum: that of a neglected child.


Shots fired.

Bray rapper Leigh Michael goes below the fold in Acapella Archive, episode 18.

Leigh writes:

Today’s episode is a response to a comment hinting at the ‘private language’ and ‘Chinese Room’ arguments for potential philosophical themes to explore in verse. I’m also going to take the opportunity to explore the nature of online commenting.

Leigh Michael


Níl cathair nach bhfuil muid ann faoi lathair,
Corcaigh, Doire agus fiú amháin D4,
Ag scriosadh na háite ar mhaithe le bheith saibhir,
Ansin ag déanamh snaois bhán le réaltaí TG4.

So goitse anois, agus déanfaimid deifir,
Mar tá mise ró-stuama anois faoi lathair,
Agus beidh muid ag dul go maidin le Rónán Mac An Rí,
‘cause’ foc na riallacha atá ag RTÉ


KNEECAP (Facebook)