Dublin rapper Lethal Dialect was one of the most impressive performers at Camden Crawl Dublin back in May. Composed, confident and intelligent, there is no bullshit bravado here, just great rap tunes.
Guru once said “It’s mostly tha voice, that gets you up. It’s mostly tha voice, that makes you buck. A lot of rappers got flavor, and some got skills. But if your voice ain’t dope then you need to [chill… chill… ]”. Why mention this? Because Lethal Dialect’s greatest asset is his voice, sailing above beats and samples he utilises every breath to sound his honest and truthful messages.
LD paints an all too realistic depiction of life in Dublin, delving into a whole raft of topics and issues others tend to refrain from. Often cool, calm, sometimes agitated and angry but always passionate. a refreshing and thought-provoking new voice, not only for Irish hip-hop but Irish music in general.
The first two installments of the LD50 trilogy are now available for free download here.