Our track of the day arrives from the island of Ireland, mostly known for the Guinness and the birth of Rock bands like U2, Westlife and Thin Lizzy. But today we take a look into a track by someone who is considered the Godfather and pioneer of Irish Hip Hop. Hailing from North Dublin, rap veteran 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 his fellow artists to follow suit. Lethal Dialect has championed the sound since his debut LD50 over a decade ago.
Larger than life than it’s self Lethal Dialect stardom has exceeded past musical achievements of collaborating and touring with Damien Dempsey and Maverick Sabre, The Game, Action Bronson and heroes’ Wu-tang Clan to appearing in RTE series Love/Hate and starring on Netflix award-winning film Cardboard Gangstar and other films by written by Roddy Doyle and John Connors.
Our track of the day is taken from his sixth studio album titled ‘Songs Of A Dead Dreamer‘, the ten-track project released by Workin Class Records features assists from producers GI &BobbyTuna and features from Costello, Monk, Mouse, G.I and 4Real.
‘The ambient undertones of ‘Mortal Shell’ are complemented by low-key backing beats. In his laidback, ramble-style flow, LD explores hardships, wisdom, and escapes from reality. Mouse, Costello and Mook bring their own sound to the cinematic track, with an easygoing pace that highlights punchlines and bars.