Well known Dublin emcee Siyo hit 2012 hard and fast with the new video for his track Shinobi Flow. The Artane native is one of the most recognisable heads in the game, both for his place in the Irish HipHop scene and for the amicable character he is too. Rapping with a number of years, he got his start at an open mic night ran by Alan Newman. From this he connected with Terawrizt and Collie and began recording his own tracks. Siyo has released two mixtapes since his entry to the scene, Fresh Out The Gaff Vol.1 and Weapons Of Mass Creation.
Irish HipHop heavyweights Sons Phonetic and Lethal Dialect are playing Cúil Tra, Tramore this coming Easter weekend.
End Of The Weak, the international emcee competition is having it's official Irish launch this coming April 14th with performances by Caxton Press, Logic, Sons Phonetic & Lethal Dialect.
The first single Young Apprentice featuring G.I. from Costello's forthcoming solo album Illosophical, has been released accompanied by a video. Costello, from Blanchardstown in Dublin has been putting in work on the scene here for a number of years, collaborating with the likes of Sons Phonetic, Veritas and Moschops. He's been writing since his early teens and back in '07 he hooked up with producer G.I., then in '08 he linked with the late Lunitic and along with 4Real the four formed the group Street Literature.
Early in 2011, HipHop group Sons Phonetic released their first official album Twelve Labours.
The group were formerly known as Correkt Minds and released a mixtape along with a slew of tracks but they switched up, added a new member, a new DJ, formed a new sound and Sons Phonetic was born. The addition of new member's Tommy Tyler(emcee) and Tom Dunne(DJ) gave the group a much fuller sound and unbeatable live experience. The group consists of six members and are all from and based in Waterford ;
Here's the podcast for the Irish HipHop Show broadcast on Talktocity.com on Sunday 29th January 2012 with guest Dublin emcee Siyo.
Here's the podcast for the first Irish HipHop Show broadcast on Talktocity.com on Sunday 22nd January 2012 with guest Cork emcee K-Snatch