The Exxon Valdez Mix Tape

by Exxon Valdez

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Exxon Valdez was the name of the group I started out in. It was my self another MC ( Rob, Sir Renovich ) and Three Producers, Ciaran ( CF Meister, Mick E Rawrk , Loud Mouth ) Cian aka KikI and my brother Blake ( The Bastard, The Gruesome Twosome, Loud Mouth)

This was our second release but first digital upload. Before that we just pressured the crowds into buying our burned cd demo '5 soft school boys soft as shite' at our gigs in the Harbour bar.

Shitty night the opening track was my early wanderings into abstract metaphors. What I found out was its a lot of fun to create verse's in which every line tells its own story while still contributing to the whole. Hip hop sometimes had the "keep it real" attitude but I always preferred to push the boundaries of my imagination.

I got to change up Stamp of quality, a song off our demo, in delivery over a different beat which I always get a kick out of doing even today.

On side two 'Re-fit' was my first philosophical rhyme style. Over the years I continued to experiment and develop this side of me and I always include some of the wisdom I've been lucky enough to come into contact with in present rhymes.

We also got our first piece of press from it.

“Dublin-based crew of MCs and producers pushing a brew of colourful, sunny hip-hop and drum’ n’ base”
Jim Carroll - The Ticket (Irish Times)


released January 1, 2008

Vocals, Lyrics by Leigh Michael and Rob Aga

Production by Blake ( Loud Mouth, The Gruesome Twosome )

C.F Meister:

And Cian aka KiKI:



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Leigh Michael County Wicklow, Ireland

I've been rapping, free styling, writing and recording hip hop songs since 2002. In the past decade I've been apart of a few groups and used more than a few names experimenting with many styles.

Taking a psychedelic approach to lyricism I continue to pay homage to the schools of thought that transformed my perspective on what it means to lead a happy and fulfilling life.
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