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  • Writer's pictureThe Real Ding


After the roaring response to his much-loved debut LP 'Irish Gold' last year, Dublin-based rapper Graham continues his upward ascent as he delivers his eagerly-awaited new album 'Facts'.

Bringing back more of that smooth and driven hip-hop aesthetic he is known for, this new eleven-track collection makes for an incredibly absorbing listen throughout. With his killer flow making light work of its progressive production from start to finish, 'Facts' continues to cement him as one of the more exciting artists on the rise right now.

So with the new album out now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.

What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?  

50 Cent & G-Unit - their energy and output truly made me fall in love with hip-hop as a genre  

Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they  sound like? 

I must say I did not, hip-hop music was my first and true love when it came to differing genres, at the time it was predominantly an MC + DJ, but in the last number of years - I have become intrigued by the thought of performing with a band. Seeing artists like The Roots, or more locally, Bricknasty has definitely piqued my curiosity and it is something I’d like to explore more of going forward.  

What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?  

My own experiences and this of close friends & family.

What is a song you wish you had written yourself?  

Mac Miller - Perfect Circle / God Speed  

If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?  

Performing at All Together Now festival last summer, getting that “big crowd” vibe was unmatched!  

Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?  

Bob Marley  

And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?  

J Cole - his writing style and lyrical output is unmatched, I’d love to see what we could do in a collaborative space, and I’m sure I would have a lot to learn through the experience.  

Where do you see yourself in five years time?  

I know I’ll be writing, and I’m certain I will be making music. However, once I’m healthy, I’ll be happy.

Graham's new album 'Facts' is out now. Check it out below.


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