That’s right. We have rap music in Finland, sung in Finnish.
In the beginning I thought it was a bit of a joke. When a bunch of white kids from Finland try to be all gangsta it just seems so intrinsically wrong.
Also the tendency to rhyme doesn’t work well in Finnish – it just sounds rather childish.
So having these well-off middle-class kids rapping about their hard life in what sounds like stanza from an alphabet book, it isn’t really a stairway to heaven.
But here are a few snippets of Finnish hip hop that actually work. Do they work for people who don’t speak Finnish? Me knows not, you tell me.