Proudly flying the flag for the rising Irish hip hop scene, socially conscious rapper Temper-Mental MissElayneous has quickly become something of a YouTube sensation, racking up thousands of hits and emerging as one of most interesting new voices around.

In her own words, Elayne Harrington’s transition to the brash MC she is today was “organic”. Feeding off her day to day Finglas life and powered by the rhythm of the bodhran, Temper-Mental MissElayneous is a true Irish original, marrying this nation’s culture with an American independent cultural movement. Her story is one of positivity, and Harrington is keen to promote confidence and self-belief to any and all who will listen. The tiger skin-tattooed firebrand also seems determined to challenge the status quo, peppering her lyrics with anti-capitalist sentiment and putting in regular appearances at Occupy Dame Street.