What is Icelandic Hip Hop? The local hip-hop scene is, without doubt, beyond popular domestically, but the culture is inclusive, Iceland-oriented and wary of outsiders. Understanding the inner-core of the genre, in many respects, relies on an intimate knowledge of the Icelandic language, otherwise a significant half of the art form—the, for lack of a better phrase, spitting of bars—falls on deaf ears. This wasn't always the case, with the first generation of Icelandic rappers and hip-hop groups only using the English language. But, wherever hip-hop culture gains a foot a hold, the genre is quickly adopted, interpreted and modified to fit the national sensibilities of said location. Each country has its own style, lexicon and idols, preferences and taboos.
Top 5 Weirdest Elf Encounters In Icelandic Folklore
Icelandic folklore is chock full of weird stories about elf encounters, and while some of them are pretty tame, others are quite creepy and bizarre. We took a gander at the collection of Icelandic elf-tales and picked out five pretty weird ones for you. One time, late in the summer, a year old child was left alone at home, while the grownups went out to work in the fields. Since Au-pairs were not around then, the child was left unattended with a silver cup to play with. When the people returned, the child had vanished. Understandably, everybody panicked and started looking everywhere for the child. This continued for some days, but the child was nowhere to be found.