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Posts Tagged ‘Fuck the Gardai’

5-30-08 Irish hip hop

Posted by Sean on May 30, 2008

Well now, how to follow up on a post about Irish folk songs than with my own post about Irish folk songs.

But not Ren Faire fare, oh no; you know how I am. So here’s what may just become the Irish folk music of the 21st century: Irish hip hop.

You didn’t know there was hip hop in Ireland, didja? Neither did I, until Billy Jam‘s Put the Needle on the Record at WFMU edumicated me. This post is only a small, and not even representative, sample. If I’ve left you out, just e-mail me and we can get your video or music up on the site. If you’re serious about exploring this, you might want to check out the forums at IrishHipHop.com.

Oh and, by the way, the videos in this post aren’t work-safe.

Okay, first up is RíRá (MySpace here), a member of Irish hip hop pioneers Scary Eire (their MySpace here), with a song I absolutely love, 25 O’Clock in the Morning. (Sorry I don’t have any videos for Scary Eire, but most of them were pretty low-quality footage of live performances)

Video by One Up. Courtesy of RíRá at maddaxxe.

Second up is B-Wonder with a tight little one-minute freestyle rap. I had trouble finding anything about this guy, other than he’s out of Cork. Courtesy of urbanize.

Also from urbanize is another tight quickie from GMC (Myspace here).

And from there we go into a traditional Irish jig from GMC and Boney called, what else?, The Jig. Courtesy of verfield.

Lastly… I couldn’t help it, but I came across this and had to include it. Hip hop has to have songs trashing the police, and Irish hip hop is no exception. Wiggaz wit Attitude (Wiggaz is “white niggers”, by the way) trash talks the Irish police known as the Gardai with Fuck the Gardai. There are some that would call this a novelty song instead of true hip hop, but I don’t care. WWA’s MySpace page is here.

Did I mention that this isn’t work safe?

Courtesy of cianomc1.

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