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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Eoin But­ler

K’NAAN ft. RESIDENTE, RIZ MC & SNOW THA PROD­UCT Im­mi­grants (We Get The Job Done)

Taken from Lin Manuel Mi­randa’s Hamil­ton Mix­tape, and fea­tur­ing a sam­ple from

that mu­si­cal’s York­town (The World Turned Up­side Down),

We Get The Job Done is an un­apolo­getic trib­ute to what the song calls Amer­ica’s “ghost writ­ers” – ie the un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grants whose in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to the run­ning of the coun­try rou­tinely go un­no­ticed. All four MCs are from im­mi­grant back­grounds so, pre­sum­ably, they know of what they speak.

LEO MORACCHIOLI What­ever, Wher­ever

Frog LeapS­tu­dios

Leo Moracchioli is a mu­si­cian and record­ing stu­dio owner from Nor­way who spe­cialises in giv­ing fa­mil­iar pop favourites the heavy-metal treat­ment. Here he takes Shakira’s small­est and most hum­ble in­ter­na­tional smash hit and reimag­ines it as per­formed by Me­tal­lica, with a hint of Mad­ness thrown in for good mea­sure. (While you’re there, his un­hinged take on Adele’s

Hello is also very en­ter­tain­ing.)



I spent most of last week travers­ing the back roads of north­ern Ge­or­gia. The two big songs cur­rently pop­ping on At­lanta’s hip-hop and R&B ra­dio sta­tions are Bad Things by Ma­chine Gun Kelly and Camila Ca­bello, which grazed the Ir­ish charts ear­lier this year, and this dark of­fer­ing from rap­per Lil Uzi Vert. Who keeps re­quest­ing it? We know it can’t be his friends. Be­cause all of them are dead.


Drinkin’ Prob­lem

Big Ma­chine

Haul­ing ass through East Ten­nes­see this week, mean­while, I no­ticed the coun­try mu­sic sta­tions broad­cast­ing out of Nashville can’t seem to get enough of this de­but sin­gle from Texas three-piece Mid­land. Singer Mark Wys­trach says he’s got a drink­ing prob­lem. But he has no prob­lem drink­ing it off.

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