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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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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

Download (Click here)

Costello
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Lethal Dialect LD50 I/II (Download)

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2012 by craicmusic

The first two installments of the three part series are now available for free download. This is in preparation for LD50 Magnum Opus which is on the way to being completed and released this summer.

There’s very little I can write about the albums without sounding like a deluded hyped up fan spouting endless praise. Seriously, I can’t stress enough how important these albums are for your collection.
LD50 I & II issued in a new era of hip hop from Ireland; they are one of the reasons Craic Music continues to exist.

There isn’t a bad song across LD50’s 10 tracks or LD50 Pt II’s 11. It’s succinct, self-aware and crafted to near-perfection. Discussing tracks would feel like giving movie-spoilers away, and the replay value here will have you listening until the mp3’s are scratched & warped.

LD50 Tracklist
1. The Beginning
2. Metamorphose
3. Cold And Calculated
4. The National
5. Show You How feat. Tommy Hand
6. They Set You Up (Interlude)
7. Cold Case
8. The International
9. Do You Believe
10. Far From The End

(Download here)

LD50 Part 2 Tracklist
1.  The Sermon
2. Outstr8 feat. G.I
3. Dark Horse
4. The Four Comandantes feat. Mouse & Costello
5. Keep It Real
6. Make My Route feat. Tommy Hand
7. Apparitions feat. Costello & Jambo
8. The Bet (Skit)
9. Black Magic
10. Snakes & Reptiles
11. Get To My Dreams feat. Willa Lee

(Download here)

Magnum Opus will have features from RiRa & Cyrus Malachi; expect production from G.I, Ghost, Danny Diggs, The Expert and 7th Dan. Lethal Dialect is apparently going to contribute to the production as well which should be exciting.

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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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Shut Yer Trap

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Audio with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by craicmusic

After the disappointing scoreline last night in Euro 2012 thanks to the Spanish; one thing noticeably prevailed, the chants and songs of the supporters.
Here’s some uplifting music for any post-match hangovers still occurring.

Major Grave part of Standard Crew recently uploaded this grimey MPC remix of the 2005 J Sweet release. It’s got that old school grime sound on the samples and it’s a lively beat. Remember to catch Standard Crew every Saturday on 106.4fm Dublin (Link for online users) 9pm-10.30pm

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J Sweet – Kerb (Major Grave MPC Remix)

SertOne is as productive as ever, there’s a whole host of remixes, edits and stuff to download over on his SoundCloud page. Check this Major Lazer – Original Don remix and try not blowing out your speakers on the drop. “Shapes In The Sky EP” is coming out soon and expect some collabo work with Melted Music associate Monto.

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Major Lazer – Original Don (SertOne Edit)

G.I is a sought-after name throughout Ireland for his production after supplying the beats for Lethal Dialect, Costello and Street Literature’s impeccable releases, . Fans should be gearing up for his debut project ‘Underworld’ due out sometime this summer. G.I is playing Twisted Pepper in Dublin tonight alongside Costello and Willa Lee, 12euro entrance fee.

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G.I – Today

Captain Moonlight, the Kilkenny Camogieman is offering a selection of singles, demos and downloads on his SoundCloud. Moonlight first gained notoriety for his single ‘Dirty Cunts’ which is available part of the Agroculture trilogy online. He has funny political insights on Ireland and one of the most recognisable voices throughout the country.

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Captain Moonlight – Racketeer

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Street Literature – Products Of The Environment

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2011 by craicmusic

It’s a jungle out there… a jungle that hip hop appears to be thriving in.

A pack of 4 Dublin emcee’s collectively known as Street Literature are predators in their area. With a ferocious group dynamic and voices hungry to be heard.

Products Of The Environment‘ is their first cohesive release from the group and includes verses/production from the late, great Lunitic. When listening to this, I get the feeling there’s a lot of history wrapped up in the recording and thankfully it translates to some of the most authentic, inspiring, passionate hip hop the country will ever produce.

Released in July and I’m still playing catch up with write-ups, but it’s given me more time to get a proper feel for the record and understand it better.

The split production duties between Lunitic, G.I., DJ Moschops, John Doe and Teknikal offers some variety for listeners. John Doe has some strong beats that compliment Street Literature’s attitude & style. “Wildlife” flips an eastern influenced sample into a frantic, populated flurry of verses and “Collateral Damage” wouldn’t sound out-of-place on a Terawrizt project alongside Tony Mahoney instrumentals. While Lunitic’s beats are a throwback to the Urban Intelligence sound, they still fit nicely on ‘Products Of The Environment’. Tracks like “Through The Years” and “We Don’t Need You Anymore” prove the visionary talent Luntic possessed years before Ireland would catch on.

DJ Moschop’s “Who Comes Iller” featuring Fly is certainly the most upbeat you’ll find by Street Literature, and it’s a real head-nodder. G.I.’s opening verse is effortless and unsurprisingly his beats match up to his wise-child style. His production steals the show on this mixtape and surely certifies him as one of the top-tier producers in Ireland today. Whether it’s the  electronic/synthesised sounds on “Rising Like A Footsoldier” & “Products Of The Environment” to the sample driven “Give Me A Reason” & “Working Class Warrior” the beats are premium and truly exciting to hear.

In terms of lyrical content, fans of Street Literature expecting the gritty portrayal of inner city life displayed on Boss TV earlier in the year, won’t be disappointed. Each member holds their own and the solo projects to follow are genuinely a thrilling prospect. Lunitic is a prophet with his story-telling, 4Real’s got a joyful aggression on track, Costello brings the philosophy and G.I. masters the musical flow. Throw in appearances from Lethal Dialect, Jambo & D’n’D on paper it’s hard to imagine how “Products Of The Environment” could fail?

Sadly however it lacks the completeness of 2011’s strongest contenders ‘LD50‘ and ‘12 Labours‘. Probably partly due to the process involved in putting this project together, but that’s comparing it with 2 (classic imo) albums and this betters most other CDs for sale in your local stops . Considering this isn’t a retail LP like Lethal or Sons albums, this free collection of tunes from Street Literature is the best bargain you’ll find all year online. It’s savage and you can download it on Craic Music, wouldn’t want you getting lost now, afterall the jungle is massive.

Track Listing
1. Products Of The Environment
2. Collateral Damage
3. Deep End featuring D n D
4. Music N Crime
5. The Question Is
6. Through The Years
7. Rising Like A Footsoldier
8. Who Comes Iller? featuring Fly
9. Wildlife
10. Flawless
11. We Don’t Need You Anymore
12 Gimme A Reason
13 Working Class Warrior featuring Lethal Dialect & Jambo

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Boss TV – G.I.

Posted in Irish Hip Hop Videos with tags , , , , on May 21, 2011 by craicmusic

The Working Class Army are living up to their name, G.I. dropping a couple verses for Boss TV’s Boss Verses.

Proving his mic capabilities are on a level to his production skills, G.I.’s raw style should be a refreshing watch for ‘old skool’ fans, Boss TV doing it again!

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Not only will there be a Street Literature album and a Nostalgic Future project to look forward to, but G.I. is also preparing “Kinds A Green” a jazzy remix EP with a nod to the influential sounds of Miles Davis.

G.I. – Kinds A Green Pt II (G.I. Remix)

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