Archive for Fish & Chips EP


Posted in Irish Hip Hop Audio with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2012 by craicmusic

With a good deal of albums due for release this summer, it’s inevitable that some tracks won’t make the cut. Here’s 3 throw aways that surfaced on the net recently.

Terawrizt Humanity feat. Big Ben
The Tony Mahoney produced, punch-line packed tune missed the final selection for Tera’s ‘Silence Is Consent‘ album due out soon.

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Make Some Room
This mad crunk remix of House Of Pain’s Jump Around/Bob & Earl’s Harlem Shuffle should grab listeners attention, but it won’t be on the self-produced ‘My Friend Jack‘ EP out hopefully by the end of this month.

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Rejjie Snow
In typical Rejjie Snow style the details are on the low, but that doesn’t matter here because this super chilled ‘parody’ track shows the ever entertaining Snow at his best. ‘Fish & Chips’ EP might be out tomorrow or in ten years time, keep an eye on his social media.

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“It’s your Granny’s favourite rapper”

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

Lecs Luther aka Rejjie Snow with a nifty freestyle over G.I’s Out Of Nowhere instrumental sampling Miles Davis.
Lecs was in Ballymun earlier this week shooting a video that he’s currently working on; still no date set for the Fish & Chips EP but keep an eye on his Facebook and Twitter pages for further updates.

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Posted in News with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2011 by craicmusic

Craic Music deals the rawest Irish hip hop fix you’ll find, and every couple of months the question gets raised, ‘What is Irish hip hop?’.

Simply put, hip hop from Ireland. Try and define hip hop music and invariably people’s opinions will clash. Craic Music focuses on the music believed to define the best of Ireland’s hip hop scene, but in special cases CM will speak on music that might not usually get featured here.

Recent internet sensation Lecs Luther has brought notable attention to hip hop in Ireland with his “Dia Duit” 55,000-hits Youtube video.

Drawing attention from music fans that wouldn’t be typical hip hop lovers. The inevitable ‘best rapper in Ireland’ comments have been thrown about off the back of one track. Respect due to Nialler9, Harmless Noise & Sputnik for their insightful articles on Lecs, with solid production and a smartly replicated image it’s easy to see why he’s chosen over others for coverage.

The obvious comparisons to Earl (Odd Future) and MF Doom isn’t lazy journalism, it’s just the obvious comparison. ‘Dia Duit’ sounds like something off the Special Herbs compilations, all credit to Pheedeee, but I can’t help shake off the video’s similarity to Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘EARL’ (link). And not just that but the second single ‘Trumpets’ mimics Tyler Da Creator’s beat style. It sounds nice and it sounds professional, but when I want Tyler I listen to Tyler, when I want Doom, I listen to Doom.

That said, Lec’s talent at imitating his peers shows he can re-create music to a high standard. If he can develop a stronger sense of character and properly direct his skills then there’s no doubt he’d be a force to be reckoned with. The identity crisis is a bit of an issue though, while many of the critiques have featured on the Americanisms, no-one’s asking why ‘Dia Duit’ was shot in Brighton? Or why is the EP is called ‘Fish & Chips’? And the fonts in red, white and blue…. whaaat?!?!
And it would be worth taking note that when Tyler Da Creator played Bangor earlier this Summer he got booed off stage. Whether it was shocked first time listeners or  fickle hype kids, the style didn’t go down well in Ireland. The longevity of Tyler’s style is hard to predict, in terms of self-preservation Lecs would be wise to switch up sooner rather than later.

Apparently his authentic Dublin accent will be heard on record soon, until then Craic Music’s leaving this alone. American’s will relate to Lecs more than the Irish, that’s down to his chosen style, lyrics and ‘swag’ (Lord forgive’us). If he sticks to his word and makes some authentic hip hop, Craic Music is in full support. You heard it here fiends!

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