Curtisy is a name on the tip of the tongue of every rap fan in Dublin. The Tallaght based rapper made his start on SoundCloud during lockdown in 2020 and quickly gained a dedicated listenership. With inspirations including the likes of Wiki and Earl Sweatshirt, he has carved a niche for himself as an expropriator of vibrant and lush abstract hiphop, with live shows carrying a DIY punk charisma and energy.
Curtisy is a consistent collaborator with Irish producers and artists TXPE_EATER, Ahmed, with Love, Rory Sweeney & more and has been championed heavily by Irish hip hop royalty, Kojaque, who featured on Curtisy’s track ‘Men on a Mission’ described by District Magazine as a ‘a tension headache you can dance to in the best kind of way’.
Curtisy got used to the stage in 2022 by gracing the Olympia Theatre at Artists Against Homelessness in aid of Focus Ireland, Otherside Festival, Electric Picnic, joining Alex Gough on tour, playing his London debut supporting Kean Kavanagh at The Courtyard Theatre and more. Curtisy kicks off 2023 with a set at Dublin’s newest music night, Lowlight Sessions followed by ‘Is This It?’ Festival and supporting Ahmed, with Love.
Last October, Curtisy joined some of the hottest names in the Irish music scene such as Aby Coulibaly, Bricknasty & Negro Impacto on a compilation album released by All City Records celebrating the growth of Ireland’s hip-hop scene.
Alongside Kojaque, the Curtisy fan club includes notable tastemakers such as John Barker (Tilt, Dublin City FM) & Dylan Murphy (District Magazine). With a delivery inspired by the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, 2023 looks set to be a breakout year for Curtisy.