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Grandfather of Icelandic rap releases new album

Sesar A, the so-called grandfather of Icelandic rap, releases his third solo studio album late this summer. Of gott… (“Too good…”) is the result of the rapper’s cooperation with a group of international artists.

Sesar A has lived in Barcelona, Spain, for the last few years where he was studying to become a film director and a chef. He wrote music alongside his studies and performed in several concerts with his band, IFS, in the Catalonian capital.

The rapper is one of the band’s nine members, who come from eight different countries and perform in ten different languages. IFS’ first album Worldwide was released recently, which Sesar A recorded and produced.

The IFS members also participate in Of gott…, including the Japanese musician Shinya and the Cuban Mel Seme, who sings with Sesar A in “Hosur graenar” (“Green socks”). The entire band performs together in “Worldwide.”

The Afro-Cuban band La Mécanica Popular, in which Seme is the front man, worked with Sesar A on a few songs, which “creates a powerful merge and Icelandic rap reaches a new dimension,” as described in a press release from Boris Film & Audio.

Sesar A released the first rap album which only contained Icelandic lyrics Stormurinn á eftir logninu (“The storm after the calm”) in 2001 and a year later Gerduthadsjáfur (“Doityourself”).

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