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cool down with this icelandic hip-hop playlist

This is hip-hop in the land of ice and fire. It's lit.

by Frankie Dunn
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31 August 2016, 11:34pm

Sure, Sigur Ros are still helping us sleep every night and yes, Bjork remains the musical mother, but the nation's children have grown up to explore new musical worlds. Fresh from our adventure to Reykjavik - on which we hiked through Reykjadalur valley with Sturla Atlas, went in the studio with GKR, and helped all-female rap crew Reykjavikurdaetur celebrate their album launch - we've put together a handy introduction to the scene. As well as our new pals, you'll meet the likes of 16-year-old Aron Can, killer producer Lord Pusswhip, skate crew turned rap crew Shades of Reykjavik, and trap prince Gisli Palmi. It's the best education you'll get today.

Related: Meet GKR, the young talent on a mission to take Icelandic rap global