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Get Down Off That Roof!

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There’s Lady Grew alongside Takeishi and the Kid up on a roof. At least it looks like a roof. The pair perform her new single Pep Talk. It’s lifted  from her latest show Hooker P.I. It won the Fringe of the Fringe Award at the San Diego International Fringe Festival and was also nominated for the Judge’s Choice Award at the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival. Now get down before you … Read More

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#rabbleReeks: Rebel City Raps.

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Here’s a documentary called Rebellious Messengers – The Sound of Cork Rap that just popped up on our feeds. It’s the usual litany of bedroom producers, young MCs and cheap technological toys that allowed a Leeside scene to blossom. Interviews come from scene stalwarts such as DJ Stevie G and a whole lot more. Much like Limerick, the role of local arts courses gets a mention in equipping the burgeoning … Read More

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#rabbleChoons: Surface Tension.

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Surface Tension by MuRli This landed in our inbox a few days ago and has been earworming us ever since. Another blistering release from Limerick’s hiphoppywotyoucallit scene – strong on beats and lyrically sharp. Murli could well be familiar to you from stepping up on the mic with God Knows  and mynameisjOhn at any number of gigs over the past year. He also appeared on the Rusangano/Family release late last … Read More

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Tommo The Rapper Is Back.

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Many of you’ll be familiar with the Tommo the rapper. He used to pop up at various leftie benefits years ago as part of Man and The Machine. If you don’t know him from them, you’ll know him from busking on Henry St. Well, our friends at Come Here To Me just brought it to our attention he has a new tune out. You can listen above. We actually caught him … Read More

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Limerick Makes A Move.

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There’s far more to hip-hop in Limerick than the Rubberbandit’s codology. It’s roots run deep. Rashers Tierney had a very late night chat with Shane Curtain, he’s the chair of Make A Move – a community arts festival that you should really mark on your calendar. Some of the other rabblers were down at Make A Move last year.  Reports were good. Can you give us the low down on … Read More

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And The Jam Is Pumpin.

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  The annual All City jam in the Tivoli is one hell of a reason to get your arse into town early for once on a Saturday. We’ve even got a pair of tickets to give away. First, Rashers Tierney flung a few questions at the All City Dublin Facebook account. They schooled him in the ways of the jam… Explain to those of us raised in the pre-internet withering culchie heartlands … Read More

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Back In The Day.

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  Interested in the origins of hip hop culture, fashion and street photography? Then this is for you. As a young man, Jamel Shabazz documented the street style immortalized in early hip hop. His website is chockerblock with vintage shots of Brooklyn hood life.  It’s a bit slow loading, but worth a look. Talking about the sort of folk he put on film, Fab Five Freddy said: These were the heroes, these … Read More

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America’s Most Unwanted.

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Outspoken rapper Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) has just been denied entry to his native America. He was flying in from South Africa where he now lives and was about to kick start a tour. [UPDATE: 23/05/2014 According to Times Live of South Africa the story is false and Mos Def hasn’t attempted to return to the US] A Boston based festival announced his “immigration/legal issues” on its website.  Speaking of leaving … Read More

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Broken Song: An Interview With Director Claire Dix.

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  Broken  Song is an observational journey into Dublin’s growing Northside hip hop scene. Rashers Tierney caught this interview with director Claire Dix. Filmed in dramatic black and white, the documentary showcases the poetic lyricism of the Working Class Records camp, and how it relates to their own hopes and backgrounds.  It premieres tonight at the JDIFF, so at this stage you’ve probably missed it. It’s definitely worth keeping an … Read More