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Icelandic rappers Reykjavíkurdætur turn the tables on ‘Fanbois’

Icelandic rappers Reykjavíkurdætur turn the tables on ‘Fanbois’


One of the best things I saw at Iceland Airwaves, and last year in general, was the 15-20 strong female rap group Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavik) from Iceland.

‘Fanbois’ is rapped by a duo of the group in Icelandic ( there are a few English words) as are their other songs, but even through the delivery (and a cursory Google translate) the lyrics are pretty clearly filthy, tongue in cheek and turn the tables on the normal male-fronted braggadocio. The irony is lost on the guy giving out in the comments on the video cannot see the parallel to male rappers addressing the opposite sex in an explicit fashion.

Reykjavíkurdætur are playing London this week. A 30-track album is coming soon. They are looking for funding for it.
There’s an interview with Noisey this week too.