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The return of Skytturnar “Iceland’s best rap group”

April 28, 2012

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Skytturnar mynd fyrir hiphopww

Skytturnar returns after a 7 year hiatus.

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Inuit Rap: Angajoqqaat by Prussic

November 4, 2011

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11-3-2011 9-27-24 PM prussic greenland

Greenland, as you’ll find out here, is an autonomous country…within the Kingdom of Denmark.  So basically it’s Danish. But whatever: the Inuit rule here and here’s a tune by one of them.  Inuit rap is cool.

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Icelandic nationalism from BlazRoca

October 30, 2011

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10-29-2011 10-16-29 PM blazroca iceland

Icelandic is a really hard language to learn.  But BlazRoca gets you pumped and makes you want to … learn Icelandic.

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Sweden’s Motorisk Afasi pairs a sweet vid with a salty beat

September 9, 2011

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9-8-2011 9-34-54 PM Sweden motorisk afasi

Put this guy at the top of your list: tight rhymes, original beats, and great vid.

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This guitar hook sounds like Forgot About Dre, right?

September 5, 2011

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2011-9-5- denmark trools orgi-e

This is Troo.l.s and Orgi-E–2 very real and very good Danish hiphoppers.  But this song sounds strikingly like this one, right?  Guess imitation is the best form of flattery…

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From the Norse we got Vikings, Thor…and this!

September 4, 2011

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9-3-2011 11-47-38 PM Norway tiarn og lars

Tiern and Lars (nee Tiern og Lars).  Tight rapping, nice beat… these guys bring it.  BIG time.

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Lithuanian Shmekla spits in one of rap’s best languages

September 3, 2011

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9-2-2011 8-28-23 PM smekla lithuanian

Most of the east European rappers really stress the rolling ‘r’ in their language.  But listen to Shmekla you hear why Lithuanian is so cool.

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This Latvian hiphopper rules! Serious mic chops.

September 1, 2011

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8-31-2011 9-06-59 PM latvian hiphop proxis

Having a cat wasn’t so cool since Dr. Claw.   Can’t find anything other than this song on Proxis, but he’s clearly a player in the game. Major skills.

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311 + Rage Against the Machine + Beastie Boys = Iceland’s Quarashi

August 29, 2011

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8-28-2011 10-04-54 PM iceland quarashi payback

Probably influenced more by 311′s Down than anything, Quarashi raps in English and Icelandic and has a pretty stimulating vid here.

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Fins Fintelligens pay homage to Run-DMC in this 80′s/10′s mashup

August 24, 2011

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8-23-2011 10-11-48 PM fintelligens

Appears Fintelligens no longer exists, but they made good videos and good hiphop.  Modern flow over a dance beat with scratching and 80′s allusions mixed in: Fin-gold.

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