I never understand why any mention of Icelandic hip hop is so often accompanied with a sense of surprise that it even exists. It is an international language and music form that by virtue of Iceland’s geographic isolation must be embraced by many of the island’s youth as they shout to be heard. Maelgin demonstrate a grasp of the intricacies of hip hop rhythm with courageously relaxed beats and some clever drum and vocal interplay.
Unafraid to rap in their native tongue they bring their own personality front and centre with a performance where the biggest surprise of all is it’s warmth. I suspect they might have no truck with kind words and and for that lads, I apologise.