Dublin Wordsmith Shane Richardson Speaks on the Importance of Gratitude & the Legacy of Kid Cudi

This week on the Mabcast Dylan is joined by producer and MC Shane Richardson. The Dublin poet is making his name as a conscious rapper with very deliberate lyricism.

Off the back of his latest album ‘The Bigger Picture’, the MC talks candidly about his motivations for creating the album and his respect for contemporaries contributing to his musical journey.

Whilst the importance of playlist placements and streaming numbers cannot be ignored Shane reasserts the need to perfect your craft and make music that resonates. This was the goal of his latest album and he succinctly picks apart some of the themes and stimuli for the introspective project.

The conversation notes influences ranging from the glitch driven instrumentals of Flying Lotus to the late Mac Miller.

Shane chats about other artists that have helped mentor him and his desire to work with other contemporaries such as Nealo.

The chat evolves and recognises the wider issue of mental health especially among men and music’s healing power.

A cathartic episode that reveals the softer, reflective personality that fuels one of Ireland’s most exciting poets.