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Rob Kelly Dropkicks For Ireland, April 18, 2008

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MC delivers track to put Emerald Isle on the Map

One of the only European MC’s with a tangible fan-base in the USA, Ireland’s Rob Kelly drops his official debut single on Friday April 18th on I-Tunes and all major digital outlets.

The Single “Dropkicked” features La Coka Nostra member and star of movie “Gone Baby Gone”, Boston’s own Slaine and is produced by New Jersey producer Mr. Green. The video of the eagerly anticipated collaboration is already a youtube.com favorite, having secured over 7,000 views on popular video hosting site in only three days with minimal promotion.

The video shot on location in Boston & Dublin directed by Jonathan Lambert also stars US based Irish Middleweight boxer Andy Lee, an upcoming prospect from Emanuel Steward’s legendary Kronk Gym. Lee is one of many fighters who use this song as they enter the ring when fighting. “This video embodies not only my culture, but that of the Irish American culture,” explains Kelly. “As well demonstrating raw emceeing and hip-hop values, this video also shows that European MCs can be embraced in the USA.”

Rob Kelly is known as one of the few European MC’s who has featured on mixtapes from some of the Industries most sought after DJs in the states. He has previously worked with Pudgee P, DJ Vlad & Green Lantern among others. As well as touring and headlining by himself in the US & Canada, Rob has shared the stage with The Game, Nas, Kanye West, Kelis & Mark Ronson while collaborating with recording artists Memphis Bleek, Frankie Krutches & S.A.S as well as legendary producer Domingo.

Emerging as the winner of several MC Battle titles in his home nation Rob’s previous achievements also include being the only European artist to ever win the Rapmullet Mixtape Award, DJ Vlad’s Unsigned Heat and Myspace Featured Artist.

Described as “The nicest rapper you never heard of” his warm up album Bragging Rights was quick to sell out. He is currently working on his official debut album and has just secured an endorsement deal with Evolution Sports Apparel

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