Rolling non-US rap thread 2018

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Not sure if this even counts as rap, though Sivas is definitely a rapper, but let's get the thread rolling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkyreWbil78

Sounds like somebody wants in on the Calvin Harris/Weeknd success!

niels, Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

SKYGG has hilarious bars, he's part of Khal Allan's project "Centeret", new single should have been a hit imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCoujFSEzfE

niels, Saturday, 3 February 2018 18:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

3 x NL, 3 x BKO, love the beats, love the production:

BKO, “Gelato”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_8IchWFXao

BKO ft. Kimonomandem & Quessswho, “Last”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPSp_aEnoX8

Jerra ft. BKO, “Bom”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qy_3ukbOC4

breastcrawl, Monday, 16 April 2018 18:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

Good stuff! NL got it going on

niels, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

this poor neglected thread :-(

There's been some discussion in Irish rap and obv Grime and UK rap 2018

sbahnhof, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:25 (two months ago) Permalink

This is a hit in a few countries, by the French-Malian Aya Nakamura, "Djadja" (posted in the Afropop thread)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPGgnzc34tY

sbahnhof, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Latest single by Reykjavíkurdætur/Reykjavikurdaetur is their poppiest one yet, featuring the Icelandic singer Svala, a former Eurovision competitor. And the band unexpectedly teamed up with the male group Balcony Boyz this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9OR6ZTGlek

Their usual style is glitchy collaborative tracks, like "Kalla mig hvað?" [Call me what?]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKdzBT6EUT8

sbahnhof, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:27 (two months ago) Permalink

A couple from the New Zealand thread, by Rei and JessB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh7Cko-LeXk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shsq9SQHcEI

sbahnhof, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Danish group Natkat are finally ready to release their debut album, out Friday, single "Mørket kalder" has a p cool video too:

https://youtu.be/CEuETiKcGNs

It's obv very 90s throwback but if you like that sound, well, it's p damn good

niels, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Loke Deph also doing fine, contemporary sound, old school lyricism
https://youtu.be/tmmHjRV4vu8

niels, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:31 (two months ago) Permalink

From Holland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSsm8IIfvtE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4sMrc0p70k
This one's a cover of a huge Dutch hit (and guilty pleasure) from 2000.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Djadja is great!

I think I like the concept of Reykjavíkurdætur more than the execution...

haha that Stap voor Stap is horribly enjoyable...

niels, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:10 (two months ago) Permalink

I know right? So bad it's brilliant.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 14:17 (two months ago) Permalink

not sure why but Oui by Sivas, Node and Gilli seems to be blowing up
https://open.spotify.com/track/7j8K8PE1tO2TvhY15E8ZcD?si=LocAdttBTxeBpgVCeCOktQ

niels, Friday, 5 October 2018 17:12 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

This Dutch banger is huge in Turkey as well, for some reason:

Yung Felix feat. Poke & Dopebwoy • Loco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDs6dADBmI0

Same thing happened earlier this year with this one:

Bizzey feat. Jozo & Kraantje Pappie • Traag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z8NpmCqvZE

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 17:24 (one month ago) Permalink

and niels, since you like “Djadja” so much:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkGiGf8utCM

Aya Nakamura • Copines

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 17:32 (one month ago) Permalink

There seems to be a million Soundcloud (or VK) rappers in Russia at the moment - GONE.Fludd is currently one of the most popular.

https://youtu.be/_wp7zVOgzYI

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 18:51 (one month ago) Permalink

I was just digging around in Russian hip hop, too...

https://open.spotify.com/user/thesoundsofspotify/playlist/2NweJbjBo0jbtRgYOalUDO?si=RwBsBUU5STK-ZRfCWT4NZQ

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:00 (one month ago) Permalink

xp

лол, Мамбл-рэп!

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Excellent!

Scriptonite and Pika are probably my favourite acts there but there’s a bunch of stuff on the playlist I have been meaning to check out.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:09 (one month ago) Permalink

thanks breastcrawl - not as great as Djadja, but v nice all the same

niels, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 18:30 (one month ago) Permalink

She just released her new album as well (still not seeing her as “rap”, but I’m fine with this thread being about non-US “urban” music or whatever you want to call it)

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 19:06 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah def, not like it's flooded anyway

will check out the alb

niels, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 19:13 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

this 2014 DJ Premier/Dynamic Duo collab is great, any other Korean rap recommendations?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYz-LjtiVOc

niels, Saturday, 1 December 2018 09:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Big news on the Thai scene - it's Rap Against Dictatorship

The song’s lyrics, which confront corruption, nepotism, the lack of accountability and transparency, poor healthcare, suppression of freedom of speech and the privileges afforded the rich while the poor suffer, are some of the most forthright criticism of the military government to appear in popular culture since they took power. - (The Guardian, 30 Oct 2018)

Rap Against Dictatorship - “Prathet Ku Mee” (Which is my country)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZvzvLiGUtw

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Responding swiftly, the military junta released its own rap song (???) ... the club banger "Thailand 4.0"

- https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1568634/lame-government-rap-responds-to-prathet-ku-mee

"It received polite and scattered applause from the 500 young entrepreneurs and unicorn executives"

sbahnhof, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 05:30 (one week ago) Permalink

that is hella cool.

niels, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 12:21 (one week ago) Permalink

There’s some interesting stuff going on with Russian rappers and the government at the moment. The rapper Husky got arrested last month for shooting a video in public without a permit and it seems like a couple of members of the government (potentially even Medvedev) intervened to get his sentence quashed. The extremely pro-government TV pundit Dmitry Kiselyov then devoted a segment of his show to defending the Russian rap scene as heirs to the poetic tradition of Mayakovsky.

https://meduza.io/en/news/2018/12/03/russian-state-tv-pundit-sticks-up-for-rappers-dropping-some-sick-mayakovsky-lyrics

There are strong rumours the government paid Slava KPSS to release the track Vladimir Putin ahead of the last election as well.

https://youtu.be/veFih7cxWSQ

ShariVari, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 12:37 (one week ago) Permalink

that is kinda fucked

niels, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 12:42 (one week ago) Permalink

It's pretty fascinating, imo. I don't know if I actually understand this, but the officially sanctioned idea of Mayakovsky as the progenitor of russian rap is crazy enough to have me intrigued. Where is this new rap-positivity coming from? Are the rappers actually pro-Putin or is there something more going on? Please let us know if you come across any more info about this, ShariVari.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 13:50 (one week ago) Permalink


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