How Olly Gazal’s Ollys TV Became A Dominant Force In Irish Rap
There was once a time when ‘urban’ music in Ireland only existed online. Before Spotify playlists and the Official Charts championed rap-orientated music, the onus fell largely on platforms that had no clear route to commercialisation. Ollys TV, first and foremost, is a music company. From hosting anthems like “Street Calls” by Debobby and L36’s A5 “RiRi” and last but not least 243’s KY to his iconic “Foreign”, Olly Gazal’s Ollys TV has become an undeniable force in Irish rap music over the years. With over 30 videos, and now a print magazine, it’s fair to say that Ollys TV has played a monumental role in helping the scene grow to where it is today.
His YouTube channel—which launched in 2019—has provided the basis for much of Ollys TV’s success, producing eye-popping stats along the way. With almost one 1 million video views, 10 thousand plus subscribers and over 10 thousand followers on social media, Ollys TV’s numbers among Irish ‘urban’ media platforms are second to none.