Review: Spekulativ Fiktion (w/K-Snatch) – My HabitatTweet
Irish hip hop is on the rise! Along with better known acts like The Rubberbandits, Messiah J & The Expert and Super Extra Bonus Party there’s an emerging scene that’s managed to shrug off the countless weak attempts at reproducing their American peer’s style that we had to suffer through in the early noughties. Now we have a refreshing take on the old style that incorporates our own language styles and more accurately reflects our own day-to-day experiences….well, maybe not all our lives, but you can see where they’re going with it.
Cork based beat maker Spekulativ Fiktion has released My Habitat, the first single from his upcoming EP. It follows his debut 2010 EP, Living Proof That The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword which received high praise from Hip Hop fans around the country. The track also features underground rap artist and fellow Cork native , K-Snatch (Kenneth Sweeney, Angel’s With Filthy Souls / Rebel Fiction) who adds his gritty style all over this mix with his sporadic vocal cleverness present (check some of the battles – vile but witty). Lyrically the song has an excellent flow that perfectly accompanies SF’s finely vinyl polished guitar lead beat and heavy percussion backing. Some of the themes are fairly no-holes barred and range from daily life dreariness to the predictive self-glorifying mentions.
“My Life’s a skank another skank and bag of coke.
Practising catholic – that would slap the pope
Tie his hands with massive bows, fucking smash his nose.
Put holy water on his forehand, straight up slash his throat”
If you’re into Hip-Hop or rap and you’re looking for some local talent, you could do a lot worse than this tune. Download it for free @ Spekulativ Fiktion’s SoundCloud.