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Irish rap royalty Mango x MathMan are having their last rites in Vicar Street after pioneering Irish rap for the best part of a decade. Promising no more shows, no more festivals and no more special guest appearances, this truly is the last time we can see the duo on the stage
Mango and MathMan have been staples in Irish music culture as members of The Animators and subsequently as a duo, Mango x MathMan. From grimy anthems to more introspective electronic rhythms, they’ve paved the way for a next generation of unashamed hip hop artists in this country.
They released their final project The Quiet Life last year with soundscapes heavy in classic garage energy. It’s a tape which contains emphatic delivery over primed beats whilst also being grounded in addressing subjects such as mental health issues and navigating life.
The duo have enjoyed shutting down shows throughout Ireland and internationally. Last year they performed at Body and Soul, Electric Picnic and AVA festival as well as a headline show in the Academy.
This finale marks an end of an era for Irish hip hop; a transitional period for Ireland in itself, moving into a time where it is acceptable to deviate form the norm and create art which resonates with others. Mango x Mathman have been perfectly representative of the paradigm shift in Irish culture and how far Ireland has come in the past decade towards the acceptance of individuality.
Mango x Mathman will be performing their final show on 20 May with doors at 18.30. Tickets start at €23.00.
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