Saturday 18 August 2018

VIDEO: Homeless rapper jams with Irish band - and he's brilliant

Orlagh Bailey

Orlagh Bailey

Irish band Keywest went out busking a few weeks ago and performed this amazing rap with a homeless man.

'I don't know what the hell I'm gonna do, it's raining outside, there's holes in my shoes, the water getting through'.

These are the words dropped by a homeless rapper who joined well known Irish band Key West as they jammed together on Dublin's Grafton Street at the start of December.

Homelessness has come to the forefront of national debate in recent weeks, and the above video demonstrates the talent we are missing by ignoring our homeless.

The man, known as Tommy KD, raps seamlessly to the backdrop of professional musicians about his experience of life on the streets. Could this be the next Irish charity single?

Footage courtesy of Key West

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