UPDATE: Photos from RiRa gig are up here now. All photos by Paul Tarpey. RiRa live this Friday night, February 12th, for free! in baker place as part of their birthday celebrations. Ri-Ra is a rap vetern in the truest sense of the word. A
Tullamore B-Boy since back in the day, his name is known all over the
world for being one of the most relevant and lyrically gifted
wordsmiths around. As part of ScaryEire, he recorded tracks like 'Dole
Q', 'Rev It Up' and '10 Victories' which presented a true Irish hiphop
sound that has yet to be rivalled 15 years later. Following on from
collaborations with Sinead O'Connor, Adrian Sherwood and Tricky, his
solo output of releases including 'Front Bar' and 25 O'Clock in the
Morning' became homegrown anthems up and down the country and beyond.
Last year saw the release of his debut album, 'Horses Work For Donkey
Wages', a banger-infused collection of some the realest rhymes and
dirty beats released all year. Ireland's most respected hiphop hero
makes his first visit to Limerick in many moons to help celebrate Baker
Place's 10th anniversary on Friday February 12th with a free live
performance in the Underground.
As seen on Shimmy Marcus's youtube channel, this rare footage of a promo video for tourism to Ireland shown during tv coverage of Ali fight in USA. That is Limerick playing in the hurling. 1972, the last time winning an all-ireland was just around the corner.