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“It’s no rumour ’cause its the same all over Dublin,
whether Blanch, Finglas, Ballymun,
Tallaght,Clondalkin to Crumlin”

I don’t own much in the line of Irish hip hop. Scary Éire, Collie’s excellent Is Ainm Dom and a few other albums are up on the shelf. What I like about these lads is the positivity of what they’re doing, and the fact they make no effort to hide their Dublin accents or backgrounds. These lads are releasing their music under the title ‘Working Class Records’ and there is a sense of pride at the centre of what they’re doing. There’s a lesson in there.

Good luck to you lads, and hopefully we’ll be hearing a lot more of you down the line. The video for ‘Products Of The Environment’ is well worth a look.

Give me a reason by Street Literature

We dont need you any more by Street Literature

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An incredible post from Circumliminia most worthy of your time, showing just how the “regeneration project” is going over in Ballymun.

At every level of interaction with the state, Ballymunners have come to realise that their options are to keep their heads down and suffer, or resist and suffer more

“It shall be the first duty of the Government of the Republic to make provision for the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the children, to secure that no child shall suffer hunger or cold from lack of food, clothing, or shelter….”

Democratic Programme of the First Dáil, 1919.

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