Exclusives 17 March 2022

GRM Exclusive: 9 Cold Irish Rap Acts You Need To Know

17 March 2022
St Patrick's Day

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, we decided to add to the festivities with a list containing some of the hottest Irish talent right now. We’ve tried to capture a broad selection of well known artists, while trying to highlight some of the lesser known up and comers. Take in our list below!


Sello has remained a consistent name in Irish drill since the release of “Dublin” early last year. He bars with flair with confidence and although his official discography only includes 6 songs, it’s clear to see why Dublin bred rapper has quickly gained attention.

Other notable drops: “Oggy (ft. Offica)”, “As Gaeilege”, “Process”

Slick Bullet

Pen game and melodies intact, Slick Bullet has been actively providing vibe-heavy tunes in recent year. Although not glaringly obvious due his wave-like style, he’s yet another Irish talent we think we can expect heat from.

Other notable drops: “See No Feds”, “True Say”, “5FOOT5”


Remaining at the forefront of Irish drill scene since their inception, AV9 have been hitting us with bangers for the past couples years. Chuks x Rose9 x Swift9 all skilled in their own right, have also delivered a slew of top tier solo records.

Other notable drops: “Facts”, “Sasuke”, “Happy Days”


Another Dublin native that has flown just under the radar, make no mistake that’s no reflection of his ability. TraviS’ clever clean-cut bars leave us wanting more. Working closely with fellow Irish rapper Elzzz, the pair have come together for several cold tunes.

Other notable drops: “Pressure”, “TBH”


Despite dishing out hard-hitting drill track previously, as shown above Keemz has a versatility that sees him ride beats effortlessly. Already making waves, the W12 rapper is promising!

Other notable drops: “Luv N Money”, “No Hook 1.0”, “Denz & Renz”


This Eire collective are one of the most notable to come out of Dublin. Offica, Dbo, Ksav, BT, Nikz, Kebz & Andre Fazaz haven’t missed yet. Multi-million views and one of few musicians to have an Official Charting Plugged In Freestyle are shelly to say the least.

Other notable drops: “Plugged In Freestyle”, “Wrist On Bop”, “A9 Freestyle 1.0”


One of the ladys hailing from the Emerald Isle. You can’t help but love Celaviedmai’s energy – her raw bi-lingual bars and vocals have positioned her an exciting riser. Having already opened shows for the likes of Lil Wayne and the late Mac Miller, she came in strong!

Other notable drops: “Questions”, “Reckless”


AC-130 distinct tone and cadence has been turning heads. Donning what is unarguably to most unique mask of all our masked faves. The past year has seen him deliver several very jumpy singles.

Other notable drops: “Exotic Finish”, “Unexpected (ft. Swift9), “Plugin”


Our final Irish tip is UD, often employing a cool calculated flow. His offerings have an instant classic Hip Hop feel, the subtle U.S influence paired with his unique cadence is refreshing. That in mind, his link up with highly acclaimed states rapper Mick Jenkins was spot on.

Other notable drops: “Felt (ft. Mick Jenkins & Ayo Tori)”, “Orchard”, “French Kisses”

Happy St Patrick’s Day!