Live: Chip @ The Roundhouse, London

In his first show of 2018, the grime veteran shows he truly is in a league of his own. With Chip shutting down KOKO last September, the North London MC once again brings the fire to The Roundhouse. Clad in …
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Detax – Disegno (Produced by Remulak)

Detax is one of the UK”s most promising upcoming MCs. As the front man for The Outerclass (alongside producer Loop Faction), who Wordplay have been supporting and constantly listening to at Wordplay Towers since their debut album Post Real dropped …
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Review: Summers Sons & Charlie Tappin – Undertones

Summers Sons & Charlie Tappin, an emerging hip-hop and soul act from South-East England, are becoming recognised; although these aren’t fresh faces on the scene. Summers Sons, aka beatmaker Slim and lyricist Turt, released their self-titled debut early 2015, mixed …
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Don’t sleep on: BigSmokin’Joe – Single Minded

Hailing from Burnham-On-Sea, a sleepy South West town that is frequented by coach loads of OAPs visiting from the midlands, BigSmokin’Joe is not necessarily in the place that you would expect for an enigmatic and seriously driven MC and producer, …
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Review: Organik Poisons – A Chemical Monkeywrench

The heaviest Hip Hop collaboration we’ve witnessed so far comes fresh from New York collective Organik Poisons. A sister company of UK based record label Heavy Crates, the strictly vinyl connoisseurs; Organik Poisons is an long-running partnership between New York …
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Blackfish Collective – Peng Lighty Premiere

It’s been a while since we’ve had a premiere, so figured we’d kick things off with a hard-hitting track from Dublin’s finest The Black Fish Collective! Keeping up with their previous high energy this one bangs! Make sure you keep an …
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In Focus: Ben Eine

There’s not a particularly large group of artists whose letter style is globally recognised. Commissioned and admired by the rich and famous, rejuvenator of the the concrete jungle; Nev caught up with Ben Eine following the unveiling of his recent …
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In Depth: Sam Zircon

It was originally going to be called ‘The Zircon Thing’ but me and Lee were talking about an old film called ‘Godzilla Vs Destroyer, Godzilla Wins’ and it somehow ended up as what it is… No, that isn’t a quote …
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Wordplay: On Rotation – Jan

  We’re here to hook you up with a fortnightly fix of tracks that have been on steady rotation around Wordplay HQ, with a sprinkling of newness for good measure. It’s marmite business folks; you’ll either love it or you’ll …
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10 Questions: Deezer Series – Scrufizzer

What’s good people! We’re back again with another edition of 10 questions but this time around, we’ve linked up with Deezer to shine the light on some of the stars of their current Urban Programme. Kicking things off is Mr Fizzy …
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Introducing Hack A Heckle – A national gender harassment campaign

The UK is in a crisis. There are an ever increasing number of young people who are harassing, cat calling and verbally abusing the public. With Young women experiencing verbal harassment from 11 years old and lower, and little being …
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Venom – Ruff N Tuff (review)

(In my opinion) Venom is the best. I’ve been saying this for ages, and while the many other Venom productions were enough proof already, with Ruff N Tuff – his first solo production album – we have the golden goose, …
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EXCLUSIVE TRACK PREMIERE: China Bowls – The Way

China Bowls is special. Seriously special. Really, that’s all we should have to say and she  would instantly receive millions of plays and worldwide tours BUT sadly that’s not the way it works, but really, she is! Think Hiatus Kaiyote …
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Sounds Of Harlowe – Flow So

I first heard Sounds Of Harlowe at the XLR Festival in Bristol in 2014. A friend of friend had recommended them, so without hearing them live I booked them, and they were AMAZING! At the time they only had one …
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Verb T – Interview

This Friday saw the release of the long-awaited first collaborative album from Verb T and Pitch 92, and here at Wordplay, we are pretty darn excited about it.  Good Evening perfectly captures both artists musical personas, with former Mouse Outfit …
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