Documentary on the story of hip-hop in Ireland to air on RTÉ tonight 1 month ago

Documentary on the story of hip-hop in Ireland to air on RTÉ tonight

Any Irish rap fan should really be tuning into this tonight.

A documentary about the growing Irish hip-hop scene will air on RTÉ tonight (3 September).

It will look at what was once a niche, underground scene and what is now becoming a mainstream, crucial part of Irish music.

With too many talented Irish hip-hop artists to name going around these days, Origins: The Story of Irish Hip Hop will take an in-depth look at what is changing in the world of Irish rap, and why artists within the community are continuing to go from strength to strength.

The documentary features interviews with journalists, music industry figures, popular Irish musicians, archivists, fans and more.

Among a lengthy list of artists who feature in the documentary, actor Emmett Kirwan and rapper/author/podcast host Blindboy Boatclub discuss how hip-hop became a voice for the Irish working class, and how Irish people have a particularly unique relationship with rap music.

If you're a fan of rap music, give it a watch.

Origins: The Story of Irish Hip Hop airs on RTÉ One at 10.15pm on Thursday night.

Check out the trailer here: