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HipHop Mentorship with Lethal Dialect and Dean Scurry of workinclassrecords

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HipHop Mentorship with Lethal Dialect and Dean Scurry of workinclassrecords
February 11, 2013 07:17PM

A Music mentorship opportunity with Lethal Dialect and Dean Scurry head of

This mentoring scheme will take place over number of weeks in early 2013

This is an opportunity for Hiphop artists/performers who are at the beginning of, or at a change point in their careers, to work with one of Ireland’s foremost hiphop artists; to ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask, to look at areas of the artform that challenge, to build confidence and be mentored.

Applicants will be asked to send links to online video and music, a CV and an email outlining expression of interest.

Organisers are looking for artists who are 18 over and serious about progressing in the music industry as a professional hiphop artists

The successful applicants will receive a mixture of music advice, face to face meetings, business advice and critique. They will also work with Lethal Dialect and Dean Scurry to organise a showcase hiphop gig in axis Ballymun.

APPLICATION PROCESS (See also above for application items for specific courses)
• Applications open from early Feb to March 14th
• Expression of interests / should be emailed to
• Depending on the number and quality of applicants there may be a shortlisting process after which interviews will take place
• All applicants must be over 18
• Only shortlisted applicants will receive e-mail notification.


Lethal Dialect (Paul Alwright) is a hiphop emcee/artist.

His debut album LD50 part 1 was released in 2010
‘stands up against any rap album this country has produced’. Rap Ireland Magazine

In 2011, Lethal Dialect became a featured artist on the second season of Irish broadcaster RTE’s award-winning crime-based series ‘Love/Hate’.

Lethal’s second album LD50 Part 2, became critically acclaimed, receiving praise from irish music bloggers and magazines such as Nialler9,, and Hotpress

The Rubberbandits compared Lethal Dialect to the sharpshooting Queens lyricist Nas. State Magazine listed Lethal Dialect in their Faces Of 2012 feature after he performed a memorable set at Whelans ‘Ones To watch’ festival and the album received praise further afield as MTV Iggy listed Lethal Dialect as their ‘Artist of the Week’. Harmless Noise described LD50 Part 2 as ‘..the first great irish hip-hop album of our generation’ and after reviewing the album, Hotpress rated it 4 out of 5 stars. 2012 also saw Lethal sharing the stage with acts such as Maverick Sabre, Ghostpoet, Action Bronson and The Rubberbandits.

2013 see LD work on ’1988, produced by JackKnife-J, citing a change in musical direction as his motivation. LD was also casted for the upcoming irish feature-length film ‘Cardboard Gangsters’, alongside Damien Dempsey and John Connors aswell as being asked to contribute a full original soundtrack for the film.

Dean Scurry is a youthworker and arts facilitator and runs an independent music label. Dean is a standup comedian and had two successful shows in the Edinburgh Fringe festival.

He co-produces and co-presents Dole TV and was involved in the development of 'HipNós' with Axis Arts Centre.
This year Dean will make his screen acting debut in 'Cardboard Gangsters' opposite Damien Dempsey and Lethal Dialect.

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