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Warning: watching this week’s Video of the Week is going to take you back, way back, to the days of human beatbox, Public Enemy and the heyday of hiphop. It was the ‘90s, it was Nuuk, and the country’s first hip-hop group (known then as rap), was taking the scene.
Nuuk Posse, which performs in Greenlandic, English and Danish, and has toured a number of countries, originally formed in 1985, but didn’t settle on their current name until 1991.
In addition to their musical merits, Nuuk Posse was awarded the 1995 Greenlandic Culture Award, and they were nominated as “Messengers of Truth” by the UN in 2004.
Their first single released as Nuuk Posse was ‘Sussa Appinnagu’ (Don’t play it) in 1992. Musically, it’s worth listening to for the human beatbox alone.
The stills in the ‘Sussa Appinnagu’ featured in the YouTube video we found are an experience in and of themselves, but in terms of MTV throwbacks, it is ‘Qitik’ (Dance) that rates as this week’s Video of the Week.