Irish Goodbye by Mac Lethal on Apple Music

14 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sort of a cross between Slug, Buck65, and Sage Francis, Mac Lethal is a longstanding figure in the hip-hop underground who first made waves in the Internet-propelled indie-rap era of the early '00s. Hailing from Kansas City, he's well known for his sensitive, autobiographical wordplay and battle-tested flow. (He used to be a regular finalist at Scribble Jam.) Ever since his well-received 2002 debut, he's been hard at work dropping mixtapes, EPs, and collaborations with dozens of obscure and subterranean emcees. Despite his prolific output (including many chapters of his ongoing series Black Clover Presents: Special Reserve), this is only his third official album. (It follows 2007's 11:11, released through Rhymesayers Entertainment.) On Irish Goodbye, he keeps doing what he does best: hitting us with deep and compelling verses that center around relationships, hip-hop, and everyday life, set to diverse production that adds guitars and electronic flourishes to the standard boom-bap. Check out "Vodka Tonic with a Lime," "Black Rainbow," "Happy To Be Living," and "Jake + Olive."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sort of a cross between Slug, Buck65, and Sage Francis, Mac Lethal is a longstanding figure in the hip-hop underground who first made waves in the Internet-propelled indie-rap era of the early '00s. Hailing from Kansas City, he's well known for his sensitive, autobiographical wordplay and battle-tested flow. (He used to be a regular finalist at Scribble Jam.) Ever since his well-received 2002 debut, he's been hard at work dropping mixtapes, EPs, and collaborations with dozens of obscure and subterranean emcees. Despite his prolific output (including many chapters of his ongoing series Black Clover Presents: Special Reserve), this is only his third official album. (It follows 2007's 11:11, released through Rhymesayers Entertainment.) On Irish Goodbye, he keeps doing what he does best: hitting us with deep and compelling verses that center around relationships, hip-hop, and everyday life, set to diverse production that adds guitars and electronic flourishes to the standard boom-bap. Check out "Vodka Tonic with a Lime," "Black Rainbow," "Happy To Be Living," and "Jake + Olive."

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About Mac Lethal

Mac Lethal, born David McCleary Sheldon, is a rapper representing Kansas City, MO. He released his first album, Men Are from Mars, Porn Stars Are from Earth in 2002, years after having already garnered a reputation on the freestyling/battle-rhyming circuit. He signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment in 2004, but it took close to three years for him to release his first album on the label, when, in October 2007, Lethal released 11:11. Lethal is co-founder of Black Clover Records, a Kansas City-based label that has been home to his four-volume set of albums entitled The Love Potion Collection, released between 2003-2007. ~ Vincent Thomas

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