04 Mar Ya Boy!
A young rap collective based out of Cork City’s northside, The “Kabin Crew” are pushing the boundaries of what hip hop is all about. Their songs, which have grown out of weekly hip hop workshops at the Kabin Studio, have quickly put them on the map through word of mouth and viral videos of them performing. A video of them performing “Ya Boy” outside the Everyman Theatre in Cork was viewed over 250k times online. Their incredible talent and energy got the kids parts in The Young Offenders (BBC), the short film Christy and The Late Late Toy Show (The biggest TV event of the year in Ireland) .
They are finally about to release their debut single “Ya Boy”, a catchy and infectious Cork anthem performed by MC Tiny, Jamie The King, and Michael, featuring the full Kabin Crew on the chorus. As UCC Prof Griff Rollefson explained in an exclusive preview for RTÉ Six One News “‘Ya Boy’ is such a gem of Cork”. The release has been helped by a host of incredible global talent who jumped at the chance to work with these kids. It was produced by GMCBeats (responsible for recent viral smash ‘One Small Change’ where kids from Cork rap about climate change) and mixed by Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers ‘Alaska’). The music video was directed by Brendan Canty (Hozier ‘Take Me To Church) and produced by the team who made the renowned short film movie ‘Christy’. Their promo shots were taken by Christian Tierney (Niall Horan, Hozier, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna).
The Kabin Studio is a youth music space supported by Music Generation Cork City (an initiative funded by U2 and The Ireland Funds).