credit: Peadar Gill
A frighteningly articulate rap group from Belfast, Kneecap seamlessly merge Irish with English, satire with socially conscious lyrics, and reality with absurdity. Theirs is a voice which comes screaming from the too-often deprived areas of the North of Ireland, speaking in a language which is too-often ignored. It makes for a suitably electrifying and unique blend of “explosive delivery, graphic humour and unrelenting charm (that’s) reminiscent of early Eminem” (LA Times).
Kneecap are Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap, and DJ Próvaí. Their first release - 2017’s C.E.A.R.T.A - was banned from Irish radio station RTÉ due to ‘drug references and cursing’. The ban in no way influenced the band’s future output.
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