Exeter’s rap talent saw mad love at Move (Cellar Door R.I.P.) last Friday as OneLion presented Dirty Dike and the release party for Moraless’ fresh EP, Life as a Simpleton. With High Focus veteran Dirty Dike on the frontier, the show also brought the ability and raw magnitude of the culminating One Lion roster. Local emcees Team Sweez, CW Jones, SWMS, Moraless and Cletus kept the basement under flames in preparation for Dike to storm through the mist a little later on.
The SouthWestMindState (SWMS) crew also came through with their signature lazy-eyed loops and spaced out rhyme-styles. Things got twisted, minds became warped and word patterns weaved through the sea of nodding heads. SWMS expectedly brought the tangent of gloomy magic, contorting dark and psychedelic wavelengths into every creviceof the lower floor across the 45 minute set.
If you had ever wandered if the High Focus wordsmith is as berserk, eclectic, despicable
With a healthy number rocking OLS merch, the love and support grows with each successful event whilst the label continues to mould its artistic collective. Exeter’s Hip Hop community is on the path to making some real noise, and One Lion is beginning to boldly
outline the gravity of what our city has to offer.
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