CBAKL talks drawing inspiration from Brockhampton, collaborating with rappers from across the country and the success of ‘Wisdom Is Misery’.
Written by: Mabfield
The Mabcast has its first return guest this week in the form of esteemed producer CBAKL.
The Portrush beatsmith has had an incredible trajectory since his last appearance on the Irish hip hop podcast and recently dropped his album ‘Wisdom Is Misery’, to widespread acclaim.
In his first chat on the podcast, CBAKL was keen to grow his presence as an artist in Ireland, ensuring that he develops a solid following at home that can complement his already invested audience online. During his reappearance he confirmed his progress on that front with a stellar new EP with cult favourite Craic Boi Mental ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ and his ambitions to work with other established Irish acts.
The success of the ‘Class Craic Beat Tape’ evidences his desire to create a sense of community and awareness amongst Irish artists and producers. The tape itself contains many of the finest producers in the country and provides perhaps one of the only places to source the majority of the Emerald Isle’s greatest producers.
The conversation develops and Dylan, Jack and CBAKL discuss the growth of punk rap in recent months and how it is developing against the political landscape, breeding new more socially engaged artists. These emerging trends alongside a bourgeoning Irish scene will only encourage an increasingly eclectic sound coming out of Ireland and beyond.
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