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James Costello, better known as simply Costello, is one of the pioneering names in Dublin hip-hop.

 

On his latest track, taken from his forthcoming album, he uses vocals from his close friend and fellow Irish hip hop trailblazer Lunitic, who tragically passed away in 2009 from natural causes as he was born with a heart condition.

Costello also recruited stalwart producer G.I. for this track, another artist who regularly pays respect to his late friend Lunitic.

“[Dublin] is definitely improving all the time. I lived in the same house as Lethal Dialect back in the day then both of us took off in our own way.

Jambo is the same buzz, he’s not getting featured on the radio but some of his videos have over 100,000 hits.

There’s definitely people plugging into it. I was away in Bern, Moscow and Vienna this year reppin’ Dublin hip-hop which was big for me as well.

They really bought into it. It opened my eyes to the fact that there’s even a buzz outside of Dublin. You just need to know the right heads.

In January of 2016 we spoke to Costello about Irish hip hop and his city, which you can read here.

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