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The Scottish alt-rap band and one of the best live bands around, Young Fathers just announced their new album on Big Dada is called White Men Are Black Men Too and that it’s out on April 3rd in Ireland. The album title is somewhat explained below via an internal email exchange between the band and… Read more »

Posted on February 3rd, 2015

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The Canadian producer’s debut XL single ‘Leave Me Alone’ last year was one of the best tracks around, a tune that endlessly kicked itself around my skull since it appeared last August. Now, Kaytranada with a rising guest in tow, Vic Mensa (him of the Disclosure production ‘Down On My Luck’) has joined him once… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2015

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Some old school rap vibes are in full effect on ‘We Out To Get The Money’, the new track from Los Angeles rap crew Villain Park. It was produced by Smoke Dawg. The track is a free download, and will be on the rising crew’s upcoming release Same Ol Shit. Ones to watch. Villain Park… Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2015

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My favourite Irish act of 2014 is undoubtedly, God Knows and mynameisjOhn, the Limerick and Clare rap duo who released the best Irish album of the year (no Choice) in Rusangano Family. If you’ve dug deeper and seen the boys live then you’ll know, it’s not just the frenetic work of a duo but a… Read more »

Posted on January 13th, 2015

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Not only is Ghostface doing an LP with BadbadnotGood and possibly finishing up Supreme Clientele 2 with DOOM (though who knows on that front frankly it may be a rumour), Tony Starks has a superhero themed album coming called 36 Seasons on the way. Here’s the opening track, a swaggering band track featuring Kool G…. Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2014

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God Knows & mynameisjOhn are one of the best things to happen to Irish music this year, through their Rusangano Family album and through their high-energy live shows. Before the year is out, they will be supporting Run The Jewels and they’ve just announced their own headline show in The Workman’s Club  on Sunday, December… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2014

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Speedy Wunderground is a London label and collective which has released once-off , sometimes collaborative singles from Steve Mason & Emiliana Torrini, The Archie Bronson Outfit,  JUCE, and Toy & Natasha Khan in the last year and a half with an emphasis on putting out music in a quick process. For the label’s ninth release, they’ve teamed up… Read more »

Posted on November 18th, 2014

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Cabra native Paulie Allwright has been one of the shining examples of Irish rap for a few years now. Through his first two albums under the LD series and his mentorship of those around him, Allwright has lead the way for others to follow. On his third album 1988, he raises the stakes for albums… Read more »

Posted on October 24th, 2014

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El-P and Killer Mike are joined by former Rage Against The Machine singer Zack de la Rocha on the brilliantly-titled ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)’. De La Rocha provides the voice of attitude on the typically bumping track from the pair. The track is available right now on the Run The Jewels 2  iTunes pre-order page for… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2014

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