SMC Lähiörotat

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SMC Lähiörotat
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres Finnish rap, Gangsta Rap
Years active 2009 (2009)–present
Labels Full House Records
Members Juno
Avionin prinssi (literally Avion's Prince)
Erä-Koira (literally Camping Dog)
Thono Slowknow (straight from Pakila's hoods)

SMC (Skatemaniacs) Hoodrats is group of Finnish rap artists with their songs focusing in the underground life of Helsinki. Their debut album Raffii Suomi-flättii was released on June 15, 2011.[1] It peaked at #2 on the Finnish Album Chart.[2]

History[edit]

2009–2011[edit]

The group became known from "SMC Hoodrats" YouTube video. It was filmed for a movie called "Skatemaniacs", but also uploaded on YouTube 2009. On the video, guys rap about good old times and hoods and it was directed by Pablo Films. The background music is originally from Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones Part II" instrumental version. The video got a lot of viewers in a short time and has been now watched over three million times. Guys became quite famous, but one of them got more attention then the others. Erä-Koira (Wild-Dog) who in the video walks out of the bar called "Britannia - Britain", became an internet sensation with his line: "Iha vitun jepa" which translates to "so fuk'n great". The song was named as "Northside nagetti" for album called "Raffii Suomi-flättii". This version has a new beat, which tries to be more honest for the original "Shook Ones Part II" song.

The second video from Hoodrats became out October 2010. The "Lähiörotat skujaa" - "Cruising Hoodrats" got over 100 000 views in four days and after two weeks it broke the line of million views. The theme of the song stays same. The video had same director and the beat was from two finnish producers K.V.N & Lobo. The video is also visited by rap artist named "Notkea Rotta" - "Nimble Rat".

In 2011 SMC Roodhats got nominated in three different categories in appreciated finnish music awards ceremony: Emma -gala.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • 2009: "Northside nagetti"
  • 2010: "Lähiörotat skujaa" (feat. Notkea Rotta)
  • 2011: "Yks risti kaks"
  • "Raffii Suomi-flättii" (feat. Asa, HenryWho? & Ameeba)
  • "Lahden sininen" (Feat El Maestro & Raikka)
  • 2012: "Vastavirta" (feat. Naispyy & Jinks)
  • 2013: "Rottaradio" (Notkea Rotta & SMC Lähiörotat)
  • 2014: "Bitumin katku"
  • 2015: "Ja niin se menee"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMC Lähiörotat – Raffii Suomi-flättii". fullhouserecords.com. Full House Records. June 15, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "SMC Lähiörotat: Raffii Suomi-Flättii". ifpi.fi (in Finnish). IFPI. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 

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