Dive into the features you want to see

Abortion alcohol alcohol free america Art artist spotlight awards beer Belfast best best looking Best New Music booze Brexit British Cannabis cbd Cheese chocolate Christmas climate change closure Coffee collaboration College Green Comedy cooking counter culture counterculture Cover Story Covid Culture DC Films Derelict Ireland Direct Provision Drink drug Drugs Dublin Dublin City Council Dublin International Film Festival easter Entertainment Environment equality Fashion feature feminism Festival Film First Listen Food gaeilge Gaming General News gift gifts Gigs Graphic Design guinness harm reduction Harry Styles healthcare Heaters Heatwave heist Hennessy Homelessness Housing HSE ice cream Identity instagram Interview introduction to ireland Irish Irish coffee Irish News irishmade justice Justice League Kanye West launch Leonardo DiCaprio LGBTQ+ List Lists Literature Living Hell Lockdown Index Made by District Made in Ireland magdalene laundries meme Mental Health menu merch metoo Michelin mural Music narolane new menu New Music News nightclub nom non-binary nphet One of everything Openers opening openings Opinion Pairing pancakes Photography Pints Podcasts Politics pop up pop ups potatoes Premiere presents Pride queer Ray Fisher reservations Restaurants restrictions rugby Science Shebeen Shite Talk shitetalk signature dish Skateboarding small batch Social Media Space Subset sustainability tacos Taxis Technology Television The Big Grill theatre Thumbstopper tiktok To Be Irish Top 10 Tracks Top Ten Tracks Traffic Trans rights Transport Travellers trends TV Ukraine Ultimate Food Guide vegan Visual Art vodka Weed where to eat whiskey wine Women's rights Workman's youtube

5 of Rejjie Snow’s best guest features

Words: Dylan Murphy

Rejjie Snow’s Baw Baw Black Sheep is a record that invited a host of close collaborators and following its release we’ve flipped the script and examined the Dublin rapper’s best guest features.

Collaboration has always been at the very soul of hip hop. Whether it’s seminal groups like A Tribe Called Quest or icons like Kanye and Jay-Z joining forces for joint albums, sharp verses are a social currency in the genre and trading bars with others ensured hip hop’s economy has grown into a global powerhouse.

Across his official releases, Dublin’s Rejjie Snow has showcased a deep love for collaboration. Whether that’s through the consistent presence of Cam O’bi in his latest full length album or his buttery smooth working relationship with Kaytranda in the past five years, the rapper and singer has a knack for finding the acts that bring out the best in him.

Following the release of his second studio album Baw Baw Black Sheep we decided to flip the script and look at the features he has provided for other acts.

In no particular order, here’s five of Rejjie Snow’s best guest verses.

5

alt-J Hit Me Like That Snare Feat. Rejjie Snow

alt-J called on some of the world’s most innovative hip hop artists to breathe new life into their album RELAXER. Featuring Pusha T, Little Simz and more, the remix album REDUXER sees their trademark style warped and twisted in imaginative ways and Rejjie closed out the project with a feature that is equally deadpan and hypnotic.

4

Jamie Isaac – Last Drip Feat. Rejjie Snow

While poorly executed sequels for classic movies would tell you some things are better left untouched, Jamie Isaac’s remix of his track Last Drip’ hits the sweet spot. Having already established a world within the song, Rejjie’s decision to not rock the boat too much in his verse provides a complementary layer to its psychedelic soundscape. Kind of like downloading a side quest DCL for your favourite video game.

3

Clairo – Hello? Feat. Rejjie Snow

Clairo’s ‘Hello?’ feels like eavesdropping on a relationship in the internet era. While the buzzing instrumental could be mistaken for the Atlanta singer loading up her dial-up connection, Rejjie’s verse sounds like it’s being sent from a payphone and the conversational style of the track has it evoking chatroom break-up energy.

2

Yellow Days – Lately I Feat. Rejjie Snow

While Yellow Days is lamenting his own demise in paranoid fashion on ‘Lately I‘, Snow instead surrenders to the chaos, landing his words like a coffin slowly lowering into the earth.

1

Jesse James Solomon – Tides Feat. Rejjie Snow

A throwback to his early more lo-fi inspired sound, Rejjie’s rickety flow on ‘Tides’ highlights his penchant for left of field sounds. Taking the baton from Jesse James before laying down his verse, it’s a more aggressive delivery that’s unlikely to be found amongst the jazzier worlds of Dear Annie and Baw Baw Black Sheep.