Archive for July, 2012

Veritas – Thou Shalt Not Fall (Video)

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by craicmusic

The Dublin/Kildare rap duo Epik & Exile together are Veritas and their latest video ‘Thou Shalt Not Fall’ will grab listeners attention with dark imagery and a menacing soundtrack.

JackKnifeJ is on the production, it’s another solid track to add his ever-growing collection of beats and Joe Dooney is on the visuals after making successful videos for Lethal Dialect & Costello.

Veritas have an album scheduled for October/November, Craic Music will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments.

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Temper-Mental MissElayneous – Step In The Ring (Video)

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by craicmusic

You may remember last month Craic Music reported Temper-Mental MissElayneous’s Proletarian Restitution EP and a track called ‘Step In The Ring’ inspired by Katie Taylor the Irish Female World Boxing Champion competing in this year’s Olympics.

Here’s the official video to ‘Step In The Ring’ instead of keepin er lit TMN is keepin er wet, it’s an entertaining watch.

The beat was produced by Eberhart and Lindsey Byrne directs the video.

All the proceeds of the track will be donated to the Peter McVerry Trust supporting Dublin’s homeless. Buy it here for €1 (click here)

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Mango & RapThor – Phantom 105.2 FM

Posted in Interviews, Irish Hip Hop Audio, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by craicmusic

Catch the latest interview and freestyle session by Mango (The Animators) & RapThor (A.W.O.L) for Nadine O’Regan’s The Kiosk on Phantom 105.2 FM.

They talk on a number of hot issues in the hip hop scene at the moment and it’s well worth a listen. The Kiosk arts and culture show airs every Saturday 11am @ Phantom.ie

Mango                         RapThor
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Off The Record – Craic Music Mix

Posted in Craic Music Podcast, Irish Hip Hop Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by craicmusic

Craic Music recently featured in Off The Record’s mix series, 10 mixes with 10 different genres by Irish DJ’s.

There’s plenty of great music to be heard, hit up offtherecordsounds.blogspot.com for more!

Off The Record – Volume #010
mixed by Craic Music

“For our tenth installment we’re delving into the archives of Irish hip-hop with Craic Music. You can expect to hear lesser known gems, clips of hip-hop history and an element of discovery in whats coming up in the Irish scene. Craic Music has compiled this brilliant mix in a flawless and fun way representing a genre that deserves a lot more notice in this country. This mix is another shining example of what we’re all about at Off The Record, getting new unheard sounds out to the world. Check out our blog for more info, www.offtherecordsounds.blogspot.com.”

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Deviant & Spekulativ Fiktion – 48 EP

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads with tags , , , , , , , on July 24, 2012 by craicmusic

Deviant and Spekulativ Fiktion spent the guts of 48 hours drinkin tae, writing raps, eating curry, chopping beats and generally havin a grand aul time.

Spek came to my gaff for 2 nights. We made this.
No fannying about.
DIY.

The 3 track EP is available as a free download from the following link…

Download (click here)

….get it quick, we may decide to take it down on a whim. We’re like that.

You’ve been warned, act swiftly and don’t miss this tidy EP of hip hop brilliance.

Tracklist
1. Transcend The Legacy
2. Before Light Meets The Eyes
3. Talking Snakes

Download (click here)

               Deviant                   Spekulative Fiktion
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The Original Rudeboys – Written Songs (Feeling Good)

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by craicmusic

North Inner City Dublin lads, The Original Rudeboys, are in the process of becoming a very succesful band and their latest video for ‘Written Songs (Feeling Good)” is easy listening and perfect for the music channels.

They are an excellent example of how diverse the hip hop scene in Ireland is and what it can offer people of all ages. Neddy keeps the flows smooth and the Rudeboys have deservedly clocked 26,000 YouTube views in two days.

Their current ‘Written Songs’ EP is #2 in iTunes charts, you can find it (here) and tickets to ORB’s gig in The Academy, Dublin 22nd Dec are now on sale via Ticketmaster

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Terawrizt – New Old School

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by craicmusic

Absolute fire from Terawrizt as he offloads punchlines galore over some pulsating Tony Mahoney production. Cuts provided by DJ Mayhem.

The workrate at Trackhouse Studios is very promising, Tera is working on Rob Kelly’s latest single as well as keeping his own material on course.

If you missed Terawrizt’s Reign Of Tera EP make sure to download (click here)

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Rob Steenson – Summer Rain feat. Woody Murphy

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by craicmusic

“ICE CREAAAMS, GET YOUR ICE CREAMS!”
Rob Steenson returns with a soft, summer styled track accompanied by Woody Murphy on the vocals.
The former Sway-Z member looks set to follow in Neddy Arkins footsteps with this light and radio friendly rap song.
Alan Newman’s on the beat and Collie mixed and mastered the track. Jonathan Lambert is one to watch out for on the visuals as he adds ‘Summer Rain’ to his growing list of high quality videos produced.

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CMX – Split Mode Vol 1

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by craicmusic

The new project ‘Split Mode Vol 1’ from Dundalk MC/Producer CMX is available to buy now.

With features to look out for from Daniel Scenery, Pop Dogg, West Knyle, Jeanette Robotron and Sara Dee. You can preview the album over @ Amazon & 7digital.

Tracklist
1. Goosebumps
2. Unstoppable feat. West Knyle
3. Game Of Thrones feat. Jeanette Robotron
4. Feedback feat. Daniel Scenery
5. Famine Mentality
6. Every Day I Live
7. Champion
8. The World
9. This Is Music
10. Jump feat. Pop Dogg
11. Butterflies feat. Sara Dee
12. Say What They Wanna Say
13. No VIPs
14. What’s Going On
15. Like You feat. Jeanette Robotron

Buy here
7digital : Amazon : iTunes

In an attempt to make the charts, CMX has released his first official video for ‘Butterflies’ featuring Sara Dee. It is completely out-of-character with the hip hop album and CMX doesn’t have a verse on the single. It’s not a sound to judge the album on, but it may make listeners think twice about the artistic intentions.

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Bitter Rocc – Cold City (Video)

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads, Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , , , , on July 16, 2012 by craicmusic

Dublin based rapper Bitter Rocc drops the official video for his track Cold City taken off the Cold City album due out as a free download very soon.

The video is shot entirely on an iPhone 4S by Danielle Dempsey & Richard O’Connor; it could be miscontrued as some kind of fashion statement however the video is pretty solid after being edited.

Fans of the track don’t need to wait for the album as Bitter Rocc has made it available to download from his SoundCloud page, make sure to grab it below!

At the start of the year Bitter Rocc released a beat tape of 16 instrumentals for MCs to download and tear up, check the Paint By Numbers mixtape (click here)

Another fact for readers, Bitter Rocc also recently designed the artwork to G.I’s upcoming album ‘Underworld’ which is one to look out for.

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Deviant – Leave It At That feat. Sebi C (Video)

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , , on July 15, 2012 by craicmusic

Here’s an official video from the Limerick-based producer Deviant with Sebi C spitting on the track. Taken off Deviant’s “Fragments & Stammerings” EP, the track is delightfully lo-fi and Barry Richardson’s video is a light-hearted but fun watch.

Deviant has been muscially active since 2001, using only turntables, a mixer, loop pedal and multitracker to create some intense scratch music. He’s a founding member of Community Scratch, a non-profit collective dedicated to promoting the arts of turntable manipulation and sample culture.

Deviant
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He should be announcing tour details quite soon and has advised listeners to keep an eye on his SoundCloud page for updates.

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The Elements – Smooth Sailing feat. Ruairi Coogan

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads, Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2012 by craicmusic

New official video out from The Elements called ‘Smooth Sailing’. The chilled, jazzy sound  is courtesy of Gemsmiff and the mixing/mastering by Ndlz.

Mr Highspeed talks about ‘mummified mong rats’ and ‘milkshake mistresses’ in a bizarre but very listenable verse, while S.W.O.R.D.S holds down the more straight forward hip hop flow and the vocals are handled by Ruairi Coogan keeping the sound laid-back.

If you missed The Elements – Lost Archives ’06-’08 remastering release earlier this year, make sure to download and give it a listen.

Tracklist
1. Find Your Self
2. Ragga Trip feat. Ruairi Coogan
3. 3 Minutes
4. Equality
5. A New You
6. Overload feat. Ruairi Coogan
7. Gifted feat. Liz Davis
8. Nu Roots
9. MC Pedigree
10. Youth Of Today
11. Seduction feat. Liz Davis
12. It Is Not What You Expected

Download (click here)

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Maverick Sabre – These Days (Video)

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , on July 12, 2012 by craicmusic

Happy birthday to Maverick Sabre today, it’s been prosperous year for the singer/rapper and hopefully there’ll be plently more to come.

Have a watch of his latest video ‘These Days’ his latest single taken off Lonely Are The Brave (Buy here)

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Costello – Illosophical

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads, Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , , , , on July 11, 2012 by craicmusic

Brace yourselves, Illosophical is the debut album from Street Literature member Costello and half-way through 2012 it’s safe to say this is one of the highlights of the year.

A recent interview with Dublin-based music show Community Of Independents serves as a good introduction for new listeners

Fans of DFI Battle League will remember his clashes with Siyo, Desay and Genesis; however on Illosophical the battle mentality is gone instead we have a introspective, thought provoking LP, kept fresh with tracks like ‘Do The Best I Can‘ and ‘Love Affair‘.

The G.I production is sublime, and the beat choices complement the overall project perfectly. ‘Young Apprentice‘ and ‘The Devil’s A Liar‘ almost sound smokey while the drums keep it so raw. There isn’t a bad feature on here, ‘Let Me Blaze It f/ Willa Lee‘, ‘Analysis f/ Lethal Dialect‘ and ‘Played Out f/ 4Real & Jambo‘  demonstrate the scarily strong team of rhymers over at Working Class Records.

Illosophical has been available to stream since 15th March but now you are able to purchase it for €8 (click here)

Tracklist
1. Young Apprentice feat. G.I
2. Realism feat. Willa Lee
3. See The Signs feat. Jambo
4. The Representatives feat. G.I
5. Analysis feat. Lethal Dialect
6. Do The Best I Can
7. Let Me Blaze It feat. Willa Lee
8. Chess Game feat. Lethal Dialect
9. The Devil’s A Liar
10. Love Affair
11. Played Out feat. Jambo & 4Real
12. Rhyme Architecture feat. 4Real & Lethal Dialect
13. Memories Stay feat. Jambo
14. The World Is Yours (Dublin Remix) feat. Willa Lee
15. Illosophical feat. Willa Lee

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Spekulative Fiktion – Deathly Words EP (Preview)

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Audio with tags , , , , on July 10, 2012 by craicmusic

Recent End Of The Weak competitor Spekulativ Fikition has upped a sneak preview of his forthcoming Deathly Words EP.

The Cork MC/producer has a couple of projects under his belt already and the new EP looks to set to show the advances in quality that this promising young emcee has made over the past year.

Spekulativ Fiktion – Deathly Words EP (Preview)

Grab ‘Living Proof The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword‘ and ‘Mother Earth/Other Earth‘ for free now!

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