Finnish rap

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.