Reading piece on pippy reminded me of another talent he has for graf and how back in the early 90s he designed a striking street piece for a short lived hip hop night in the city with Stevie G and ruff cherry's James McGrath. Well, like pippy, Stevie motors on downsouth, playing quality music and I think it would be fair to argue that his tapes were in equal demand (to pippy's) for a long period of time shannonside as well. In fact I remember, one morning in 99 finding my car broken into in the southside of the city, but nothing taken except my coveted stevie g tapes and one by Greg and Shane!. If you suffered at the hands of the same thief, you will be glad to know that the Black on red host has put up a huge array of mixes at podomatic. Tru skool to nu soul to yo latino!. It's all there.
Another hip hop fiend and legend DJ Mek has discovered some old dusty mix tapes of his and is sharing snippets on his blog.
Irish hiphop most prolific songwriter of the last few years Captain moonlight stepped into the indiehour on Dublin City FM a couple of weeks back and talked about early influences, writing rhymes, 'that track' and fatherhood. No predictions for the hurling though.
That track was of course released by all city on 7" (they have moonlights stuff to buy here). The Dublin based label will be releasing 7 tracks on 7 inch to celebrate 7 years this year. They chose Peter Curtins 'The Block' show for the worldwide exclusive airing of some of the tracks from this beatstrumental series. Great stuff, you can listen back to the show here.
And finally if you are smiling at the thought of that Moonlight track, take a listen to this and read the article from the New York Times. Cork born, hurling playing but nightmare living. Ireland 2008.