RíRá – Irish hip-hop legend lasts the test of time
What you may need to know…
01. One of the founding fathers of Irish hip-hop, Tullamore man RíRá helped lay the foundations for our homegrown beat game as part of Scary Éire, alongside DJ Mek, Dada Sloosh and Mr. Browne.
02. He’s been more than active since Scary Éire’s initial album-shelving-induced disbandment, with a string of singles, extended-plays and LPs, all self-released. In addition, he’s had countless features on Irish hip-hop releases, most recently of note, his collab with Waterford’s Nylon Primate.
03. Streaming above is the visual for new single Still Around, released on Monday, created and edited by Cras Cassidy.
04. Available for download and streaming now from Bandcamp and iTunes Music Store, if that’s more your bag.
Thoughts: One of the true “lifers” of Irish independent music affirms his commitment to doing things his way, waxing philosophical in his distinctive gritty tones.