Following the release of our end of year podcast reviewing hip hop that year we felt that we needed to be more honest when it came to our assessment of music. The music scene in Ireland is in a relatively healthy place but there's been a bit of stagnation and that is in part due to the lack of honest criticism, for which we are also guilty of. In this episode we got it off our chest.
Wednesday 29th January 🗓 Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast will be exclusively showing 'Everybody's Everything', an inside look at the life of the late artist Lil Peep. Following the screening we will be hosting a live podcast with Andrew Moore. We'll touch on mental health in music and hip hop's relationship with drugs. It's a sensitive topic but one that needs explored. You can get your discounted tickets (£4) with the code 'Mabfield': https://queensfilmtheatre.com/Whats-O... FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/25574... _______________________________________________________________________________________This week in the wake of Mac Miller's new album we talked about posthumous albums and whether they should even be released...
We were joined by an absolute mega line-up of music heads for a round-up of hip hop in Ireland in 2019.
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This week on the #Mabcast we have hip hop duo Tebi Rex. This was straight up hilarious. We talked about the importance of constructive criticism and later made some hot takes on hip hop in Ireland. Lock in.
Intro Music: Dubzeno - Know Your Place
This week we were joined by Galway's Celaviedmai! Mai has an insane work rate, she is consistently in between her hometown and Dublin for shows and studio sessions. She took a trip up to Belfast to chat to us and was very frank on her previous struggles and spoke about the impact music has had on her life. A genuine star in the making, the rapper/singer/songwriter talks about the support of her mum in her career and we got an exclusive on new music. She also recalled the moment she almost quit.
Following a brief hiatus we are back! This week we locked horns on which Irish hip hop artists are on the rise and who we should keep an eye on in 2020. Including Skripteh, celaviedmai, Malaki, Jeorge II, Cob and Strange Boy.
This week two very talented artists made the long trip up from Tipperary and Co. Clare to join us. Speaking on their journey so far and how PX Music came about, the lads were very frank with their thoughts on the music scene and where they want to go.
We also dug into the possible reasons for Limerick's existence as a hot bed for talented artists.
This week on the Mabcast, Jack and Dylan were joined by none other than Nonzus Magnus.
The MC, Director and all round creative dissected some of his earliest influences ranging from Michael Jackson to Kerrang. Citing his skating days paired with his early music channel choices as formative in developing his aesthetic and sound.
Discussing his latest release 'Fight Club', his love of film and much more in this episode gives an insight into the mind of one of Ireland's most interesting artists right now.
This week on the Mabcast Dylan and Jack are joined by Belfast's Jordan Adetunji. After his recent nomination in two categories of the Northern Ireland Music Prize the rapid fire MC opened up on his experiences as a rapper in a city not traditionally receptive to hip hop. Detailing his latest track 'Questions' and the subsequent music video, Jordan explains some of the conceptualised thinking behind much of his work, later expanding this into some of the doctrines he lives by. "Do you what you like, do you what believe in and see through your vision. You'll find other people that will organically gravitate towards you, you can go really far off your own vision" Citing influences ranging from Michael Jackson to Chipmunk and incorporating a blend of funk, rock and grime into his music, Jordan embodies what it means to be a modern hip hop artist. Not suffocated by traditional limits of what rap music should sound like, the London born, Belfast based artist champions his approach to making music and noted the importance of his friends, family and team for his growth and success. Having recently featured in a BBC documentary providing an insight in to one of Northern Ireland's biggest festivals - Stendhal Festival, its clear Jordan is destined for big things, catch the interview before everyone else eventually catches onto one of the north's musical gems.