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WATCH: Dalymount the setting for new video from Limerick rapper MuRli

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The home of Irish football - Dalymount Park - is the setting for a new video from MuRli. 

A founding member of Limerick's Choice Music Prize-winning Rusangano Family, MuRli has branched off on his own with a string of excellent releases over the past 12-months.

Not only that, he's worked in tandem with Ireland's next superstar, Denise Chaila.

"Till The Wheels Fall Off" is taken from his EP of the same name which was released back in July.

The title track was inspired by an incident involving Porto forward Moussa Marega, who walked off the pitch during his side's 2-1 win away to Vitoria Guimaraes.

Marega was subject to racist abuse from the Guimaraes fans, and had been booked for his reaction to their disgraceful chants.

"Watching all of that unfold I was broken, confused and full of questions," MuRli said.

"The only thing I could do then, was to channel all I was feeling into my art. This song is a small part of it."

Taller Stories are the group behind the video for "Till The Wheels Fall Off", and director Colin Brady suggested that Dalymount would be the ideal place for the video.

The old Phibsborough ground was where Ireland's diversity was first shown in a sporting sense. In October 1979, Chris Hughton became the first black player to play for the Republic of Ireland in a 3-2 friendly win over the United States.

Through the likes of MuRli, Denise Chaila, God Knows, Rejjie Snow, Celaviedmai, JyellowL and Jafaris - diversity in Irish music has never been stronger.

Such diversity, however, has had an unwanted side-effect, "During the past few months Ireland needed to take a good look at itself, accept racism is a reality for people here and as a society do much better than we have in calling it out," Brady said.

""Till The Wheels Fall Off" was inspired by a racist incident on a football pitch abroad but the track and the video are defiant, sending a positive message that football is something that unites people.

"Bohemian F.C. in Dublin is a prime example of a club that promotes inclusivity and is active in the fight against racism here.

"As a fan of the club myself there was no better place to stage MuRli's video and help send our message than the historic Dalymount Park."

Earlier this year, Bohemians donated profits from the sales of their 'Refugees Welcome' away jersey to the Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI).

They ended up raising €10,000.

It's a gesture MuRli will match, with all proceeds of the "Till The Wheels Fall Off" audio release going to MASI.

Bohs Chief Operating Officer Daniel Lambert said, "At the core of the Bohemian F.C. identity is inclusiveness and a desire to utilise football as a means to improve our society as a whole.

"We were delighted to welcome MuRli to Dalymount for this video and song, the message it contains is more important than ever and his choice to donate income from it to MASI is fantastic."

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