Mannix Flynn, the Irish playwright, author, actor and current Independent Dublin City Councillor, is as you know running in the 2011 General Election in the Dublin South East constituency.
As posted before, Mannix rapped on the classic single Dublin Rap which was recorded by The Corporation and released in 1982, the same year as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s The Message.
The Corporation were a “once off recording project” comprising of Imgmar Kiang and Johnny Byrne (1956-97) who were both in the early Dublin punk group the New Versions and later went on to form the band Max.
The single Dublin Rap had several guest artists including journalist and Horslips drummer Eamon Carr and backing singers Marian Woods and Billi Webster. Apologies for the minor jumps in the song, the 45 single was quite scratched.
Now 29 years later, Mannix drops the rhymes again. Amazing. It kicks off at 19 seconds in. The lyrics seem as relevant now as ever.