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01st Sep 2020

Irish rapper Nucentz returns with reflective tune ‘Feelin OK 2’

Rudi Kinsella

Nucentz rapper

One of the forefathers of Irish hip-hop is back with a tune that everyone could do with hearing at the minute.

While it’s clear that Irish hip-hop is currently making waves in a way that it hasn’t always, it’s definitely worth remembering those who have been here for more than just the past few years.

While Nucentz may not have been doing the festival circuit recently, he is a name that every Irish rap fan will always hold in high regard.

To put it simply, if you were to ask your favourite Irish rapper for their favourite Irish rapper, Nucentz would be a common response.

So we’re delighted to see him return to the scene with his new tune ‘Feelin OK 2’, on which he looks at his own life over the past few years, as well as the state of the world as a whole.

He touches on the pandemic, fatherhood, battles with mental health, and a particularly clever line about the biggest Irish news story of the past month or so, showing his pen is still as sharp as ever.

“You know we’re all winners. Let’s eat well like Phil Hogan at a golf dinner.”

Speaking about the song, Nucentz told JOE: “I wrote the song because it’s easy to feel submerged in the negativity of how this year has developed for us. Every time I looked at the news or at social media it seems to be bad news.

“Although I respect the severity of the situation, I wasn’t paying enough attention to the positive things in my life. I have seen plenty of people close to me going through tough times lately and as we get closer to it, it’s important to keep focused on the good things on the other side of the mountain.

“Hopefully when we get to the summit we can see an open pub where I don’t have to buy anymore chicken wings. I used to like chicken wings.”

You can listen to ‘Feelin OK 2’ here, and it will be available on streaming platforms in the coming days.

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