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Rapper Noah Kin

11.3.2014 Text: Annaliina Niitamo Photos: Cocoa Helsinki
My Helsinki_Noah Kin

Noah Kin is a talented Finnish rap artist with Nigerian roots. He was born in 1994 and has already released two albums (No Matter the Season and 9fngrs), which have attracted international attention. His third album will be released in March. After appearing at the Flow Festival, he was invited to perform in London and MTV UK called him an up-and-coming name to look out for.

My favourite place

The section of bridge that lies between Kalasatama and Kulosaari. I associate it with many pleasant summer memories. It was also a milestone on lots of late night bicycle trips: going one way, it marked my arrival in “Helsinki”, while in the other direction it marked the start of my journey home.

Favourite restaurant

Restaurant and club Siltanen in the Kallio district. Over the years, I have gone to many music-related meetings there, but mostly I go there to get together with my friends.

Favourite event

All summertime outdoor events like the Bassline Festival, the Punavuori Blockparty and the Flow Festival. These allow you to enjoy all of Helsinki’s best attributes – the summer weather, culture and architecture – in one go.

Favourite district

I’d say Kallio is my favourite, or actually it is more accurate to say that I love all that you find along the way from there to the centre. Beautiful architecture and culture, lots of live music and good food.

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