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Craig Cooney

Hey, y’all. I am Shay. This is thebuzzr after hours podcast. On air indie, from my pad to yours over the airways.

Irish homegrown hip-hop artist Craig Cooney is on the show.

We spin “Careful”, his new release showcasing a departure from his signature style. This is the real deal. He is on his way up as an artist.

Welcome. Thank you for tuning in tonight. Enjoy the show!

Enjoy the show!

“Careful” 17:46


Craig Cooney is a 25 year old songwriter from Kildare. He has been writing and recording music since 2018. He decided to record music professionaly when he uploaded a freestyle rap video to Facebook which amassed over 187,000 views worldwide. Since then Craig has performed in the Olympia Theatre alongside Gavin James, Chasing Abbey, Soule, Wild Youth and Wyvern Lingo. Won the musicians category in the nationwide “Talent Nation” competition and has recently just come off his first headline show held in the Workmans Club in Dublin. Craig quickly made a name for himself in the music scene with his heartfelt lyrics, unique tone and variety of songs in his catalogue. He is described as a universal artist that anybody can listen to. Only recently Craig has been signed to Fluttertone, this means that we can definitely expect to see a lot of things in the near future with them working so close together. His live performances are truly unique and unmatched, his ability to involve a crowd with his quick fire freestyles have amazed people every time he performs live, the type of artist that really takes viewers on a journey during his live sets. Source

From the Artist

This Summer, rising Irish Hip-Hop artist Craig Cooney is back from an 8 month break with his highly anticipated track ‘Careful’ which will be released on all streaming platforms August 27, 2021.

The track is a hard hitting, upbeat commercial blend of Hip-Hop and Drill. Craig raps about his come up, staying true to himself whilst becoming more and more successful in the scene. “I’ve done it all freestyle, songs and then those laid back tracks, and I’ll keep going till I get it all and it’s my name on those plaques,” from this line alone Craig tells us there’s still a lot more to be achieved, that he is versatile and can switch up styles at will.

This is an excellent example of Homegrown Hip Hop and a new style from Craig. Craig worked very closely with Chris Kabs on this release and you can really feel Chris’ contribution with the excellent combination of sounds he has compiled and created to make this beat. London Based artist Hxney adds that extra flavour to the track with her amazing vocals and harmonies which blend exceptionally well with Craig’s voice. This track is jam packed with talent and it’s great to see a connection like this, being made in the ever growing Hip-Hop scene in Ireland. There are rumours that Craig Cooney and Chris Kabs are in talks about working on an E.P together so it is excellent to see that evolve and to imagine the result of them working together on a multi track project.

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About the Author
Shay D is a media professional and creative A&R management consultant who inspires and empowers artists to create business models that go global. These projects ignite actual results. Shay owns and operates thebuzzr media, thebuzzr podcasts, and WOBZ Music. The companies support independent artists of all genres, from around the globe. WOBZ Music (What’s Our Buzz?) began in 2020 as part of thebuzzr media. Shay is dynamic and creative, hosts a syndicated radio show, is a songwriter, and writer as well as an active curator for many indie platforms. Periodically she is also a copywriter providing Top 40 music content for a NYC firm and a radio programming consultant on an international platform.

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