Cabra, Dublin
Hailing from Dublin's Northside, Wallfella stands as a compelling spokesperson for the working class, masterfully blending R&B and Hip-Hop to craft tracks rich with lyrical depth and vivid storytelling. Emerging from the storied streets of O'Devaney Gardens, the artist channels his life experiences into music that speaks volumes about the environmental and systemic challenges faced in his community. His journey, which began earnestly in 2015, has seen a trajectory marked by growth and maturity, evident in his "candid and non-apologetic approach to lyricism" (Wordplay Magazine).
Influenced by a diverse array of artists, from local heroes like Lethal Dialect and G.I. to global icons like Kendrick Lamar and Tyler, The Creator, Wallfella's unique sound is a mosaic of various musical landscapes. His 2019 EP, Alright?, served as a glimpse of his potential, further crystallised with the release of his 2020 album, The North's Face. This project, featuring standout tracks like “Devaney Flow” and “4 Door Whip”, became an anthem of North Dublin, showcasing Wallfella's flair for powerful lyricism. The release of his 2021 EP Way Too Cosy landed him a feature on the Hot Press Young & Emerging Series, further highlighting him as an artist destined for global recognition.
Wallfella's recent exploits have only added layers to his artistry. Signed to Golden Éire Records in 2023, the rapper joined the ranks of notable Irish artists and frequent collaborators, Flynn Johnson and Odd Numbers. This partnership has been a crucible for creativity, enabling Wallfella to refine his storytelling abilities and delve deeper into the narratives and experiences that shape his music.
Wallfella's journey in music is a narrative of growth, introspection, and resonance with a broad spectrum of listeners. Recognised as “one of the most captivating voices in Irish Hip-Hop” by Hot Press Magazine, Wallfella stands out as a conscious, emotionally resonant artist intent on reshaping the genre’s landscape in Ireland and beyond. With eyes set on the horizon, Wallfella's forthcoming EP The Coop is Full, slated for a 2024 release, is eagerly anticipated as a landmark in his ever-evolving discography.
"Wallfella breathes life into the words, evoking a range of emotions within the listener. Whether it's the pain, the apathy, or the disillusionment, his delivery leaves a lasting impact." - The Lions Ground