Since the turn of the decade, Hip Hop in Ireland has evolved through waves of subgenres, from Trap to Drill. It is no longer a mystery why the Irish sound has exploded in popularity. Known as a pioneer in Irish hip-hop, Lethal Dialect was one of the first artists to combine an East Coast boom-bap sound with a North Dublin accent, inspiring a remarkable new language for Irish artists to follow suit. From his debut, LD50, Lethal Dialect has championed the boom-bap sound, tackling the bravado, paranoia, and instability of his experiences, adding a sonic amble that grates and glitters at the same time. Following the release of five critically acclaimed albums, Lethal Dialect returns centre stage to share his sixth studio album titled “Songs of a Dead Dreamer”. Taking us back to where it all began, the sharply-written album odes vividly portray the growing pains of a young version of himself as he exhibits honest, no nonsense hip-hop presented with cool-headed lyricism. Produced by G.I and Bobby Tuna, the ten-track masterpiece features assists from Working Class Record’s Costello, Monk, Mouse, G.I and 4Real.
Describing the album Lethal Dialect shared “10 years ago I released my first album, LD50. It was just me and a few of my mates smoking joints and making the music we wanted to hear with no agenda. Then you get a couple of decent gigs and a few fans and youthful ego sets in and you chase that a bit and it ends up affecting the music. This was a return to the old way of doing things and to that pure unadulterated sound.”
Inspired by Nas, Tupac, DOOM and Wu-Tang, Paul Alwright has been active since 2006 pioneer for Irish Homegrown Hip Hop. With enough talent and charisma to silence any doubters, LD has become one of Ireland’s most exciting artists to watch. Touring and Collaborating with Damien Dempsey and Maverick Sabre, The Game, Action Bronson and heroes’ Wu-tang Clan. Starring in RTE series Love/Hate, award-winning film Cardboard Gangsters as well as films written by Roddy Doyle and John Connors. Lethal Dialects artistry continues to grow day by day inspiring and empowering acts to pioneer news sounds and pave new lanes for themselves.
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