New Documentary to Explore the History of Irish Hip Hop

Hip hop artist MuRli features in ‘Origins: The Story of Irish Hip Hop’

New Documentary to Explore the History of Irish Hip Hop

'Origins: The Story of Irish Hip Hop' will air on RTÉ One this Thursday.

A new documentary exploring the history of Irish hip hop will be broadcast this Thursday on RTÉ One at 10:15pm. Origins: The Story of Irish Hip Hop documents the evolution of the genre in Ireland over the past forty years and features interviews with musicians, journalists, music industry professionals and fans. 

Artists featured in the programme include Kojaque, Kneecap, Denise Chaila, Damien Demspey, Mango X Mathman, Jafaris, God Knows, MuRli, Biig Piig, Ophelia, ScaryÉire and more. 

Commenting on the current scene, Irish Times journalist Una Mullally, who contributes to the programme, says:

Historically, you do see Irish hip hop being filtered through the American experience. Those are stories from afar… I think now we’re telling our own stories. 

Commissioned by Red Bull, Origins: The Story of Irish Hip Hop was directed by Mark Logan for Collective Films

The documentary will also stream on Red Bull’s website on 11 September, Visit

Published on 2 September 2020

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