Finnish Rap

Submitted by Matt on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 21:13:27

The Finnish language is both unique and fascinating, but to an English speaker, it can seem a little jarring with the "H" being pronounced strongly, the trilled "R" and double letters being elongated in words.  That said, Finland has some excellent "kotimaiset" (domestic) music.  Naturally, the language lends itself quite strongly to heavy metal and this is reflected in the number of metal bands in the country, but radio stations such as Iskelmä play some interesting tunes that are different to the run of the mill noise on UK radio stations.  I've noticed the language seems right at home with the rap genre (see the Jyrise video above).  Not into rap?  Then this tune by Arttu Wiskari seems to be getting some airplay recently: