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Spekulativ Fiktion

Hip Hop // Cork

Spekulativ Fiktion is a Cork based rapper, beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist. Following the release of his most recent, award winning Effigies ep (via Unscene Music & produced by Mankyy) he toured extensively with shows in Belfast, Limerick, Sligo, Derry, Galway, Tralee and Cork as well as unrelenting festival stop offs including Body & Soul, Indiependance, It Takes a Village, Vantastival, Townlands Carnival and Cork Midsummer Festival. The last couple of years have seen Spek appear on projects with other artists including Clerk 5's 'Popstarr' album and the Illa X Diatribe ep, 'Very Clear’, as well as collaborations with Hazey Haze and Naive Ted.

Spekulativ Fiktion has warmed up hip-hop royalty including GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Danny Brown, Immortal Technique, Shabbazz Palaces, Jehst, Lee Scott, Dirty Dike and the Mouse Outfit. He was listed in Nialler9's '19 Irish rappers & producers you should know in 2019' and The Irish Times' 'Great Acts to Love in 2019'. His work has been discussed in the books, 'Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality' (University of Chicago Press) and the recent 'Made In Ireland: Studies in Popular Music' (Routledge). A fresh Spek ep drops this year followed up by his debut album in 2022.

"A poet with no fear when it comes to pushing boundaries and mixing genres, and that’s what makes his sound so unique." - BBC Radio Ulster

"That local knowledge, that respect for history but still that boastfulness and swag of hip hop." - RTE 2FM

"A hallucinatory world of hazy grooves, fractured beats, and philosophical musings." - Irish Examiner

"One of Ireland’s most honest, intelligent and forthright lyricists." - The Thin Air

"Hyper detailed lyricism" - Nailer9

“One of Cork’s guiding lights in hip-hop.” - District Magazine

"A sign of the health of hip-hop in Ireland." - The Irish Sun

"Clever no bullshit rapping." - Rabble

"One of Irish hip-hops cornerstones." - Broadsheet


Effigies (Unscene Music, 2018)

Slave Labour with Naive Ted (Unscene Music, 2014)

Deathly Words (self, 2013)

48 with Naive Ted (self, 2012)


Notable Features:
No Civilians with Hazey Haze, Naive Ted, Clerk 5 & Mankyy (Unscene Music, 2020)

Clerk 5 - Popstarr (Unscene Music, 2019)

Illa X Diatribe - Very Clear (Self, 2019)

Mankyy - Character Development (Unscene Music, 2017)

This Side Up - Full Fat (Tabletop Records, 2016)

Danny Deepo - The Gentle Art of Sampling (Self, 2015)

Mikey Fingers - Palimpsest (Unscene Music, 2014)