- Words Notion Staff
In celebration of St Paddy's Day, we bring you a 10Trax from some of Ireland's most underrated rap exports, from Kojaque to Archy Moor. Dive in!
"Sex N' Drugs" by Kojaque, Célia Tiab
SOFT BOY ringleader Kojaque glides over scintillating jazz production on this standout cut of his debut album.
"FREAK" by Hare Squead
Irish trap trailblazers are in full auto-tune effect on “Freak”. You may have heard the duo on Goldlink’s “Herside Story”.
"Higher State (feat. Jafaris)
A mainstay in Ireland’s illustrious rap scene, Sweetlemondae has many strings to her bow. On “Higher State” she brings Jafaris to match the pace of her dexterously delivered flow.
"Punch Drunk" by NEOMADiC
Any track that samples King Krule’s “Noose of Jah City” certainly gets our vote. Armed with hallucinatory textures, this track floats indulgently from start to finish.
"Everything Eventually Ends" by L'Impératrice and Rejjie Snow
A pioneering figure in Ireland’s hip-hop scene, Rejjie Snow announced his recent return to music with a feature on L’Impératrice’s new single “Everything Eventually Ends”.
"ICL" by TraviS, Elzzz
One for the St Patrick’s Day energy crew, if there was ever such a thing, this contagious drill cut sees two frequent collaborators linking in fine fashion.
"I've Been" by Archy Moor
Released in January this year, Archy Moor’s “I’ve Been” is perfect for any after-party that might transpire during your St Patrick’s Day festivities.
"Long Nights" by Aby Coulibaly
A more soulful cut from the list, Aby Coulibaly’s unique vocal range is in full effect on “Long Nights”.
"Full Plate" by Ahmed, With Love., KhakiKid
Ahmed, With Love is tipped by many to be next up in Ireland, and on “Full Plate”, it’s easy to see why.
"You Know Better" by Biig Piig, Bone Slim
Back when Biig Piig was reaching for her rap bag, she proved to be a fine wordsmith. “You Know Better” revels in the lo-fi verve of NiNE8’s early recordings.