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US rapper DMX dies aged 50
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# Rap

US rapper DMX dies aged 50

Apr 9th 2021, 5:48 PM 52,022 Views 64 Comments

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was known for his hits in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Irish hip hop: 'For many years doing what we’re doing was stigmatised and laughed at'
# Body And Soul
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# Body And Soul

Irish hip hop: 'For many years doing what we’re doing was stigmatised and laughed at'

Jun 8th 2019, 9:00 PM 40,386 Views 44 Comments

We speak to two artists due to play at Body and Soul this month.

Controversial chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida
# Miami
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# Miami

Controversial chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Jun 19th 2018, 7:06 AM 69,159 Views 49 Comments

The rapper, whose lyrics were filled with insecurity and his real life marred by violence, was gunned down in broad daylight.

'We know what conservative populism is now thanks to Brexit and Trump, this is progressive populism': The rise of Irish hip hop
# Flip The Script
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# Flip The Script

'We know what conservative populism is now thanks to Brexit and Trump, this is progressive populism': The rise of Irish hip hop

Apr 15th 2018, 9:45 AM 14,758 Views 27 Comments

A new book looks into European hip hop.

Hip hop has now overtaken rock music and become the most popular music genre in America
# Fab Feeling
# Fab Feeling

Hip hop has now overtaken rock music and become the most popular music genre in America

Jul 19th 2017, 7:45 PM 2,199 Views 3 Comments

It may have something to do with Drake hitting 10 billion streams.

'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction
# 99 Problems
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# 99 Problems

'It's about how we speak and live': How rap music is saving languages on the brink of extinction

Apr 30th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,405 Views 5 Comments

From Norwegians to Native Americans, people are using rap music to keep indigenous language alive.

Suge Knight claims Dr. Dre hired a hitman to kill him, files $300m lawsuit
# Straight Outta Comp-ton
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# Straight Outta Comp-ton

Suge Knight claims Dr. Dre hired a hitman to kill him, files $300m lawsuit

Oct 25th 2016, 10:56 AM 15,439 Views 0 Comments

Suge Knight is currently in jail after killing a colleague with his car.

This Belfast comedian's rap about a night out is the most Nordie thing ever
# Woke Up In Limavady
# Woke Up In Limavady

This Belfast comedian's rap about a night out is the most Nordie thing ever

Aug 16th 2016, 8:54 AM 2,411 Views 0 Comments

“Get me to Centra till I get some Berocca”

Macklemore owns a nude painting of Justin Bieber with a pancake on his penis
# Pancake Art
# Pancake Art

Macklemore owns a nude painting of Justin Bieber with a pancake on his penis

Mar 12th 2016, 2:40 PM 7,967 Views 4 Comments

It’s art, we guess? (The painting could be deemed NSFW.)

People have been coming up with brilliant Gaeilge-based rap names on Twitter
# Pun Time
# Pun Time

People have been coming up with brilliant Gaeilge-based rap names on Twitter

Jan 13th 2016, 8:48 PM 4,126 Views 5 Comments

So Solid Crubeen.

Is 'F*ck tha Police' still a watchword in the US?
# Straight Outta Compton
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# Straight Outta Compton

Is 'F*ck tha Police' still a watchword in the US?

Aug 13th 2015, 3:05 PM 15,874 Views 48 Comments

NWA were told not play the song, has anything changed?

'Bankrupt' rapper 50 Cent has a 24-bathroom house with a nightclub in it
# In Da Club
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# In Da Club

'Bankrupt' rapper 50 Cent has a 24-bathroom house with a nightclub in it

Jul 30th 2015, 10:16 PM 27,512 Views 34 Comments

That’s a big house, Fiddy.

Some old people from Carlow made a rap video and it's pretty epic
# Role Reversal
# Role Reversal

Some old people from Carlow made a rap video and it's pretty epic

May 19th 2015, 2:41 PM 2,770 Views 4 Comments

All hail ‘Rantin’ & Bantin”

Suge Knight collapses in court after judge sets bail at $25 million
# Fatal Hit-and-run
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# Fatal Hit-and-run

Suge Knight collapses in court after judge sets bail at $25 million

Mar 20th 2015, 10:45 PM 24,633 Views 0 Comments

“He’s being treated worse than Charles Manson,” his attorney told reporters afterwards.

Nicki Minaj spoke out on race and police brutality in a new Rolling Stone interview
# Nicki Minaj
# Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj spoke out on race and police brutality in a new Rolling Stone interview

Dec 30th 2014, 10:03 PM 2,872 Views 0 Comments

Rapper says black artists are reluctant to speak out on political matters.

These Galway lads have written an extremely passionate rap about Irish Water
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

These Galway lads have written an extremely passionate rap about Irish Water

Dec 5th 2014, 8:57 AM 1,676 Views 2 Comments

“The time has come to stand and fight/and not put up with the same old sh*te…”

Rapper jailed for posting lyrics on Facebook threatening to kill ex-wife
# Soaked In Blood
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# Soaked In Blood

Rapper jailed for posting lyrics on Facebook threatening to kill ex-wife

Nov 30th 2014, 2:00 PM 14,078 Views 93 Comments

Anthony Elonis (AKA Tone Dougie) says the threats weren’t real.

Husband secretly films wife rapping in the car, AKA the nightmare
# Rapping
# Rapping

Husband secretly films wife rapping in the car, AKA the nightmare

Nov 17th 2014, 9:10 AM 3,623 Views 2 Comments

Don’t be getting any ideas now.

Eminem under fire for rapping about punching Lana Del Rey in the face
# Slim Shady
# Slim Shady

Eminem under fire for rapping about punching Lana Del Rey in the face

Nov 11th 2014, 8:22 PM 3,342 Views 3 Comments

The lyrics were included in a newly released freestyle.

Suspected killer of James Foley is London rapper and son of Al-Qaeda suspect - reports
# Islamic State
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# Islamic State

Suspected killer of James Foley is London rapper and son of Al-Qaeda suspect - reports

Aug 26th 2014, 10:23 AM 21,384 Views 48 Comments

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L Jinny, left his well-off London home last year…

Amazing doctor raps 'cast rules' to little girl with broken leg
# Let's Rap
# Let's Rap

Amazing doctor raps 'cast rules' to little girl with broken leg

Apr 16th 2014, 4:48 PM 2,203 Views 1 Comment

He’s got mad skillz.

Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon belt out Broadway versions of hip-hop classics
# Gin And Juice
# Gin And Juice

Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon belt out Broadway versions of hip-hop classics

Apr 9th 2014, 3:58 PM 2,242 Views 0 Comments

It’s Snoop Dogg. With jazz hands.

Irish rapper releases ode to St Patrick's Day
# Irish Party
# Irish Party

Irish rapper releases ode to St Patrick's Day

Mar 11th 2014, 2:58 PM 1,897 Views 4 Comments

There’s a lot of tin whistle.

Ronaldinho has released a Samba rap single and music video
# Samba Party
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# Samba Party

Ronaldinho has released a Samba rap single and music video

Jan 28th 2014, 11:24 AM 1,843 Views 2 Comments

This is the best football/samba crossover since we signed Cherno in Championship Manager.

These American sorority girls have made the worst DIY rap video in history
# Oh The Humanity
# Oh The Humanity

These American sorority girls have made the worst DIY rap video in history

Jan 24th 2014, 2:50 PM 1,684 Views 1 Comment

It’s actually painful.

Brendan Rodgers faces rap over 'Manchester' ref
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

Brendan Rodgers faces rap over 'Manchester' ref

Dec 27th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,835 Views 25 Comments

Mason, who did appear to make errors on a number of key decisions against Liverpool, is based in Bolton.

Couple announces pregnancy with cringe-inducing rap
# Up Da Pole
# Up Da Pole

Couple announces pregnancy with cringe-inducing rap

Nov 5th 2013, 3:33 PM 2,738 Views 0 Comments

Word to yo’ mama.

Hip-hop exchange teams up Irish and Dutch rappers From TheJournal.ie

Hip-hop exchange teams up Irish and Dutch rappers

Oct 31st 2013, 7:15 AM 5,661 Views 14 Comments

Almost twenty rappers, beatmakers, singers and producers travelled to the Netherlands earlier this year – and are playing in Dublin tonight.

Meet South Korea's new 'Gangnam Style' tourist police
# Hey Sexy Lady
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# Hey Sexy Lady

Meet South Korea's new 'Gangnam Style' tourist police

Oct 16th 2013, 11:30 PM 8,840 Views 13 Comments

The new force was “formed to protect tourists from being ripped off during their stay in Seoul”.

On this night in 2002 you were listening to… Eminem
# Friday Flashback
# Friday Flashback

On this night in 2002 you were listening to… Eminem

Oct 4th 2013, 10:30 PM 1,511 Views 0 Comments

A Friday Flashback to get your weekend started…

Kanye West performs in Kazakhstan, no one watches
# Golddigga
# Golddigga

Kanye West performs in Kazakhstan, no one watches

Sep 2nd 2013, 3:11 PM 1,203 Views 1 Comment

Selfie or it never happened.

Dubliner advertises for rap producer on Gumtree
# RAP-PID
# RAP-PID

Dubliner advertises for rap producer on Gumtree

Aug 19th 2013, 10:49 AM 2,001 Views 0 Comments

They didn’t choose this thug life, it chose them.

"You won't be drinking on the roadways of Slane" - Garda in charge of Eminem security
# One Slim Shandy
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# One Slim Shandy

"You won't be drinking on the roadways of Slane" - Garda in charge of Eminem security

Aug 16th 2013, 9:32 AM 16,674 Views 58 Comments

Fans will be subject to three searches before entering Slane Castle and the head of the safety operation says that bringing “slabs” of drink is pointless as they will be confiscated.

VIDEO: Gangsta-rapping bridesmaid spits some rhymes
# Real Slim Shady
# Real Slim Shady

VIDEO: Gangsta-rapping bridesmaid spits some rhymes

Jul 4th 2013, 10:30 PM 3,074 Views 17 Comments

Giving it to you raw from the top table.

Ronan Keating wants to be a rapper but does he have the credentials?
# Rapping Ronan
# Rapping Ronan

Ronan Keating wants to be a rapper but does he have the credentials?

Jun 20th 2013, 11:55 AM 1,284 Views 3 Comments

We would wager that he does lads. Honestly.

Wolfe Tone, Michael Collins and Bobby Sands... RAPPING
# Capulet
# Capulet

Wolfe Tone, Michael Collins and Bobby Sands... RAPPING

Apr 16th 2013, 4:45 PM 1,459 Views 2 Comments

The finest of Donegal hip-hop.

The best, baddest Irish Christmas video you'll see today
# Santa Anthem
# Santa Anthem

The best, baddest Irish Christmas video you'll see today

Dec 17th 2012, 12:49 PM 7,012 Views 6 Comments

By a class of nine-year-olds.

How much money will PSY make from ‘Gangnam Style’?
# Music Millions
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# Music Millions

How much money will PSY make from ‘Gangnam Style’?

Dec 16th 2012, 12:00 PM 27,152 Views 23 Comments

An investigation reveals he could make significantly more money from YouTube than he ever might from music sales.

LISTEN: Amazing hip-hop Christmas anthem by Irish kids
# Santa Anthem
# Santa Anthem

LISTEN: Amazing hip-hop Christmas anthem by Irish kids

Dec 4th 2012, 11:30 AM 9,706 Views 10 Comments

“I’m a better rapper than Santy.”

Hey, sexy lady: ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most-watched YouTube video
# Gangnam Style
# Gangnam Style

Hey, sexy lady: ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most-watched YouTube video

Nov 25th 2012, 10:48 AM 17,935 Views 27 Comments

The South Korean smackdown of Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district surpasses Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ with 812 million views.

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