Irish Rappers Revealed: Meet the new stars of Ireland's booming rap scene


Ireland's economic recession has caused a boom in one of the unlikeliest sectors of the music industry - Irish rap.

Hidden away in Ireland's underground hip hop scene, groups are appearing in almost every housing estate in the country.

In their ranks are many young men and women who, having been made redundant during the recession, now see rap as a means of escaping unemployment.

Despite some online success however, none of the bands have as yet managed to secure a deal with a major label.

Rap groups have popped up across the country with groups in Dublin, Cork and Strabane in Northern Ireland.

Ronan McCloskey, a filmmaker from Omagh, has been exploring this underground world for his documentary Irish Rappers Revealed which has been shown on RTE and BBC Three.

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