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According to the (fantastic resource) Irish Punk & New Wave Discography, 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.

Their single “Dublin Rap” has several guest artists including writer, playwright, actor and politician Mannix Flynn, journalist and Horslips drummer Eamon Carr  and backing singers Marian Woods and Billi Webster.

Billi Webster remembers that the music video was produced by Dave Heffernan and was “partly filmed in the house that (she) was living in at the time in Monkstown.” She played a ban garda.

Released in the same year as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s classic ‘The Message’, this is the first time the Dublin Rap single has been available online. Thanks to John Fisher for letting me borrow the record. Enjoy. (Apologies for the minor jumps in the song, the 45 single was quite scratched)

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