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Costello, Captain Moonlight, Linco, Reece, and Temper-Mental MissElayneous represent.

Yep, you read that right. Kilkenny’s Captain Moonlight teamed up with some of Dublin’s finest rappers for a song abut hurling and everything sounds well, better than a song about hurling and hip-hop should be. Great production by DJackulate and Danz. As Moonlight, who has written a song about hurling before, tells it: This is… Read more »

Posted on April 15th, 2014

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Danny Brown x Rawkus x Company Flow NYC hip-hop.

RatKing first popped up here last week with their King Krule-featuring track ‘So Sick Stories’ and their XL/Hot Charity-released album So It Goes is out this week and well worth your investigation if you like grimey Danny Brown meets Rawkus meets Company Flow NYC hip-hop. Check out the great NYC-set video by Eric K. Yue… Read more »

Posted on April 9th, 2014

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A hip-hop beat production from Matt Cutler's new album Reality Testing.

While his brilliant single last summer ‘Airglow Fires’ and previous albums displayed a more frantic electronic style, ’2 Is 8′, our first taster from Lone’s new album Reality Testing out in June on R&S Records has more of a Bibio-style beat production feel and is distinctly happy (there are literally kids saying yeaah in unison)…. Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

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Irish rap beats as used by Young Thug, Bun B and Fat Trel.

Cornerboy Muzik is a rap music producer from Cork who has already produced beats which have been used on tracks featuring new American rappers Young Thug and Fat Trel and his bio also lists Kirko Bangz, Bun B and UK’s Roll Deep, Skepta and Giggs. That’s not something you expect from an Irish beatmaker but… Read more »

Posted on April 1st, 2014

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Late '90s Rawkus vibe from XL's punk rap kids.

Didn’t get a chance to play this until today but it was worth the wait. NYC hip-hop collective Ratking and sulky boy wonder King Krule. Both acts are signed to XL so this was probably an easy thing to sort out. But also, Krule also moonlights as a beat producer Edgar The Beatmaker sometimes too…. Read more »

Posted on March 25th, 2014

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Teaming up with Schoolboy Q, Clams Casino and Ryan Hemsworth.

Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, best known as Tinashe has spent her short career making significant moves in the worlds of entertainment. As an actor, she’s featured as Michael Clark Duncan’s daughter in Two And A Half Men, provided voiceovers alongside Tom Hanks in The Polar Express. She’s recently featured in an advert touting the benefits of… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2014

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Rap and bass-music heavy playlist plus a sweet Xmas mix.

Dublin bass promoters !Kaboogie kicked off a more electro-orientated club night called People Are Saps this year. Declan aka Sixfoot Apprentice is one of main crew and here he gives us his top 10 tracks of the year. Something good for everyone. 1. Chance The Rapper – ‘Everybody’s Something’ feat. Saba & BJ The Chicago… Read more »

Posted on December 18th, 2013

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They want to Thank You... with a free download

Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s ‘Thank You’ is one of the songs of the last few months and they’ve just let loose a collaborative mixtape called The Abstract & the Dragon. The mixtape has 28 tracks with a lot of them featuring A Tribe Called Quest and couple of Dilla productions. Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s own… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2013

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