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Deep North Episode 11: One Night in Gufunes

It is honesty, full-throated and vulnerable, which elevates Birnir’s music above that of other contemporary rappers in Iceland. That and some excellent production. Bushido, Birnir’s latest work, is a culmination of certain developments in contemporary hip-hop in Iceland; one is inclined to agree. To put one’s finger on the appeal of the album requires, perhaps, some basic theorising on the phenomenon of music – and the power it exercises over a person’s emotions.

In episode 11 of Deep North, we talk about hip-hop, family, and what makes Birnir tick. Read the full story here.


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