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Meet ex-Scary Eire rapper Rí-Rá (no relation to the mag except
from the same county as our editor) who has just released his
first solo effort on Catalpa Records. Prior to this
Rí-Rá contributed the excellent hard-hitting track Knuckles To
The Marrow on Iarla O Lionaird's (Afro Celt Sound System) soundtrack
of the film based on the book I Could Read The Sky.
in his native Midland accent, Rí-Rá has worked in the past with
the likes of Howie B and Tricky. This three-track CD also features
his old Scary Eire buddy DJ Mek. The title track, 40 Shades Of
Green, takes a cutting swipe at the ongoing Irish political scandals.
While the track, Groanin' 'n' Cheatin', Rí-Rá leaves us under
no illusion as to how he feels about the Boy/Girl band phenomena
with memorable lines like: "Dip-sticks with lip stick". Great
The release is available @ Rough Trade, Talbot Road, London, W11.
Mike Davis/The Ultramagnetic
food? Drink? Stimulant?
most useful/useless inventions?
Useful: Rizla. Useless:
Q. Rap is?
A watered down version of hip hop.
who would you come back as?
Naomi Campbell's knickers.
term of abuse?
Go an' shite.
habits that annoy you?
you music in five words?
Out on its fucking own.
Q. Idea of
Heaven: Dole day. Hell: The day before.
To rid the planet of alcohol, by drinking it all!
Book: Notes Of A Dirty Old Man (Bukowski). Film: War Of The
"That didn't taste like whiskey."