She spoke to Hot Press following her meeting with the President…

The RDS was abuzz with anticipation for the arrival of President Michael D. Higgins on day two of The Music Show. Following a warm welcoming speech from Niall Stokes, the floor was open for Dublin rapper Temper-Mental MissElayneous to greet the President with a skillful fusion of traditional Irish music and her own fierce brand of rap.

The mix of art and culture was appropriate for the occasion as the President was moved to praise the efforts of MissElayneous. We caught up with her afterwards to talk about her experience and the state of modern Irish hip hop.