As has been highlighted here on Covert Music Club for a while now, the Irish hip-hop and rap scene is starting to gather some serious momentum in recent times. More and more people are finally starting to recognise that there is a cohort of incredibly talented lyricists who are bringing the genre to the forefront of Irish music currently. Artists like Tebi Rex, Jim Dollard, Rusangano Family, among others, are starting to become proper known names in Irish music, another figure who is well on his way is Dublin rapper Jordan Wilson, known by his stage name RUNOFF BROKE.
Wilson started listening to hip-hop at a very early age and even started writing lyrics at the young age of 11. The wordsmith first started performing in his early teens and after a few years working with different groups in Ireland he made his way to Germany to work with Citizen Soldier Entertainment. Wilson would spend many years working in Germany, developing his craft, and November 2019 would see the release of his debut EP, Lost in the Good Times, as a culmination of his time in Germany.
Back in April of this year (2020), the talented Dubliner released three successful singles in quick succession to build upon the debut EP. The singles in questions, Gimme Dat, White Bag, and Sins, would again help to build up interest in the music of Wilson, and also bore evidence to the ever growing and developing sound that he is working towards.
Earlier this month, RUNOFF BROKE released another catchy single to build upon the impressive discography that has slowly been growing. Wish You Knew is another excellent track.
This track (produced by FEEL.FACTORY, otherwise known as NINETY7HERTZ) is a excellent investigation of the sensation of being in a relationship with someone who you know is not good for you, and yet you want to stay with them. The lyrics are catchy and interesting, and help to draw the listener into thinking about the psychology of difficult relationships. The song works through all the different areas of a relationship, such as fights, making up, and then arguing again, Wilson draws attention to this toxic cycle but also the unwillingness to leave it.
Excellent stuff, sir.