Is this the start of a golden age for Irish rap?
Mo Chara, Móglai Bap and DJ Procai from West Belfast have joined to create this up and coming Irish rap group Kneecap.
To begin with, even if you aren’t a pro at the Irish language their music is very 1990s rap vibes taking inspiration from funk bass, jazz drums, and head-nodding production. While the beats are seriously catchy there is also a brilliant sense of humour throughout.
They released their first mixtape 3CAGover the summer. Their tracks are satirical referencing youth, getting caught with drugs, bouncers and other juvenile matters. Just to make it more Irish there is mentions of Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, RTE and TG4 throughout the mixtape.
The group makes smooth transitions from the Irish to English language throughout their raps making it sound flow really nicely.
Irish rap groups like these guys are a brilliant move towards modernizing the Irish language. Check them out below:
1. Your All Legitimate Targets (Interlude) 0:00
2. Amach Anocht 1:18
3. Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh (feat. MC Muipéad) 4:59
4. C.E.A.R.T.A 8:51
5. Incognito 12:34
6. Ceacht Mo Chara 16:04
7. Your Sniffer Dogs Are Shite (Prod. Green Beats) 20:27
8. Bouncers 25:54
If you want to see them live the lads are touring in February. Check out their available dates below.
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