Archive for January 5, 2011

DFI 6 – Rob Steenson Vs Bony

Posted in DFI TV with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2011 by craicmusic

Great match up from the DFI 6 event. Both battlers have looked very promising up until now and the crowd really gets behind both emcee’s. It’s a close call for the judges, let us know your thoughts via Craic Music Facebook

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Rubberbandits: Guide To London

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 5, 2011 by craicmusic

Following their Xmas charts onslaught the ‘Bandits deliver a new Republic Of Telly skit “Guide To London”. 2011 is bound to be a big year for the Blindboy & Mr Chrome with the 4 and a half million views they amounted in a week on ‘Horse Outside’ going to show Irish rap can make the charts albeit in a comedy style.

Catch the Rubberbandit’s live on tour! Tickets @ Ticketmaster.ie

Friday 7th January : The Wright Venue, Dublin
Saturday 8th January : Spin Roller Disco, Dublin
Friday 4th February : Bed, Newry
Saturday 5th February : The Venue , Tramore
Wednesday 9th February : Stiff Kitten, Belfast
with Campaign Lk & Dryadsaddle
Saturday 19th February : Tripod, Dublin

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DFI 6 – Terawrizt Vs KDeath

Posted in DFI TV with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2011 by craicmusic

Inteerrrrrcounty battle to obtain the crown as most illuminated reptilian king, Tera Vs KDeath lets go!

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Raekwon playing Dublin in March

Posted in News with tags , , , , on January 5, 2011 by craicmusic

Mad props to Choice Cuts on bringing ‘The Chef’ to Ireland this March!  A special performance of Only Built For Cuban Linx is set to be a unmissable event early on in this year’s hip hop calendar. Tickets go on sale 12th Jan via Ticketmaster & Tickets.ie

In 1993, hip-hop would be forever changed by the emergence of the gritty, Shaolin style of the seminal rap clique, the Wu-Tang Clan. Straight from the streets of Staten Island , New York , a unique conglomerate of nine individually exceptional lyricists flourished. Fondly referred to as the Wu, RZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, GZA, U-God, Masta Killa, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, released the epic album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. This debut garnered rave reviews because it provided listeners with a fresh approach to hip-hop. Moreover, the Wu set trends in a time when hip-hop’s radio play and sales were championed largely by west coast artists.

The Wu style was soon imitated. Their grimy, sparse beats and incredibly diverse lyrical flows, which creatively drew from Kung-Fu flicks, became the musical blueprint for many hip-hop cliques. To this day, the Wu-Tang’s impact on hip-hop culture is unyielding. The Wu not only influenced the state of music as a group but also as individuals. Each member possessed his own exceptional characteristics which attracted cult followings.

Raekwon (the Chef), one of the nine talented emcees, shined as the purist of lyricists. When the time came for him to release his first solo album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995), hip-hop, once again, underwent a momentous transformation. To give an accurate analogy Cuban Linx is to albums what Scarface is to movies. In fact, this classic album, which went gold in three days moves from track to track like a film moves from scene to scene. With its invigorating instrumentals and dramatic lyrical tales, Raekwon painted vivid pictures and presented powerful imagery through his enchanting verbal expression.

Rae’s ground breaking debut album helped to bring the flavour of flossing to wax as well as the use of the moniker among Wu brethren and other prominent emcees. The single “Verbal Intercourse” featured the first appearance of Nas Escobar, Nas’ alter ego. Similarly, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, who served as Rae’s partner in rhyme throughout the entire Cuban Linx album, also developed a slew of other identities. Identities like Lex Diamond, one of the flashy, witty and intellectually stimulating personas of the multifaceted Raekwon.

In the years after the release of Cuban Linx, Raekwon continued to record several albums with the Clan including the platinum Wu-Tang Forver (1997) and The W (2000), as well as the gold Iron Flag (2001). He also starred in the critically acclaimed film Black and White, before releasing his second solo album, Immobilarity in 1999. Four years later, The Lex Diamond Story dropped in 2003.

This was followed by several mixtapes until Only Built For Cuban Linx 2 dropped in 2009, then Wu Massacre (Ghost & Method Man) and this tour marks the release of Shaolin v Wu Tang.

Animated and intense, Raekwon’s stealth delivery is filled with emotion, skilled cadence and an array of diverse stories, hooks, and topics. Unchained and uninhibited, he is assertive with his music and focused on his goals.

This special performance of Only Built For Cuban Linx is part of a special series of live shows taking place in 2011 for ChoiceCuts. Tickets will go on sale January 12th with tickets.ie & ticketmaster.ie

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Sons Phonetic – Danger Danger

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Audio with tags , , , , on January 5, 2011 by craicmusic

New taken off the Twelve Labours LP due for release in early 2011. The chillingly dark trademark beats are produced by Mook (Rabiah Zaruq) and he handles every track on the LP’s production, expect a special cameo from RiRa as well.

“Danger, danger, the kids with the bars are back/
Dusty loops, scuffed kicks & baggy parka jacks”

Craic Music is very excited for this project, real rock your face wit yo nose bone music with bare quotables, don’t sleep!

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Don’t Flop – Tricky P Vs Redzer

Posted in DFI TV with tags , , , , on January 5, 2011 by craicmusic


Shouts to Don’t Flop organising an international ginger rap battle! Surely it must be a ground breaking first to have a Canadian trading ginger jokes with an Irish man in England. Very good battle all the same. Watch now!

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