Get To Know: Rejjie Snow
What does Ireland and hip-hop have in common? Not a whole lot, until now. Cue, Rejjie Snow. Before you head to your nearest Groovin the Moo for 2019, take a seat and get to know five of our fave tracks from the Irish rapper.
23 – ft. Caroline Smith
Featuring smooth production and slice-of-life lyrics, the song encapsulates the simplicity and complications of love. ‘23’ is an infectious, whistle filled duet from Rejjie Snow and Caroline Smith and is a great example of Rejjie’s versatility, seamlessly bridging the gap between hip-hop, rap & pop. If you aren’t whistling along by the end of the track, you’re doing it wrong!
‘ACID TRIP’ definitely has a Kanye/Kid Cudi feel to it with powerful basslines and a constant dip in and out of auto tune. It’s another showcase of Snow’s ability to adopt a wide variety of sounds and the song itself sounds like a hazy dream, with the recurring theme of love present throughout.
Purple Tuesday – ft. Joey Badass and Jesse Boykins III
A track with Rejjie Snow, Joey Bada$$ and Jesse Boykins III was always destined to be something special. It’s lyrically conscious, smooth, jazzy rap with each artist holding their own and coming together perfectly. Jesse Boykins rounds it out with a classy sprinkle of baritone hooks and delightful backup vocals. It’s a vibe.
1992 – Loyle Carner
A personal favourite at GTM HQ, ‘1992’ features GTM alumni Loyle Carner and Snow going at it verse for verse with a slick, old school backing track. They’re the perfect match on this chill-rap track and we recommend putting this one on repeat!
Egyptian Luvr – ft. Aminé and Dana Williams
‘Egyptian Luvr’ is an instant bop. This is partly thanks to legendary producer Kaytranada behind the beat, alongside a feature from another GTM alumni, Aminé. It’s a soulful cut that is tied together with a dreamy hook from Dana Williams. The track oozes cool, but reveals a deeper meaning about last moments and not knowing what the future holds.
You can catch Rejjie Snow at GTM 2019!