H.Fitz – Over Your Head

After a build of anticipation, H.Fitz has finally arrived with his EP ‘Over Your Head’ that dropped this March. Being buds with Wordplay’s man behind the camera Anis Ali meant that we could not wait to get our hands on this …
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Skillit Bang – Its Skillit Bang

Winter was the season of our discontent. Bitter cold and despite the slight spattering of tulips and daffodils in our local parks it doesn’t feel like springs arrived yet. Winter is heavy, weighed down by bad weather and 1000 jumpers …
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The Dub show of the decade

If there is one musical ring to unite them all, then it is Dub reggae music. The intertwined root at the heart of everything that is great and good about the bass and culture music we love here at Wordplay. …
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Ramson Badbonez & Twizzy – The Good The Bad & The Ugly

Task Force Affiliate Ransom Badbonez and Three Headed Beast’ Twizzy team up for a 10 track album entitled ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’ This gritty western album is well equipped with hard hitting boom bap and heavy hitting …
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Bboy Kid Glyde (Dynamic Rockers) – Exclusive Interview

It’s always dope to see crews still going strong after 30+ years, so it was a pleasure to get an exclusive interview with currently one of the most active members of the legendary Dynamic Rockers Crew, Kid Glyde: Yo, my …
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Kashmere – Strange U EP

We have a true Sci-Fi boffin in the house! Left-off-center emcee, Kashmere, aka Iguna Man, starts of his latest EP ‘Strange U’ as he means to go on. He’s had a ‘Day The Earth Stood Still moment’, like in the …
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Tizer @ The Pure Evil Gallery

Last week saw the opening of a show from a graffiti great, Tizer’s first solo show at the Pure Evil Gallery. The streets and gallery were packed all night. The paintings were a mix of graffiti and those beautiful and sometimes mad faces …
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Demigodz – KILLmatic

Sometimes when you’re listening to hip-hop you like to pretend you like really introspective stuff? Yeah you do. You enlightened prick. Other times, it’s time to put on the ugly face. Since the Demigodz blew up with their EP ‘the …
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Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – Enemies All Around Me (ft William Hart of The Delphonics)

Brand new audio from the prolific Ghostface Killah taken from the album – Adrian Younge presents – ‘Twelve Reasons to Die’ released this spring executively produced by the RZA and released on his own soul temple records.       …
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Roots Garden Records – Greedy Ways

Another tight release from Brighton’s Roots Garden Records in a 10” package, that packs a killer punch weighted by the variety inside across the E.ps four tracks. Most UK reggae lovers will know all about Nick Manasseh and the Roots …
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Lazy Habits – Lazy Habits

Though it’s 11am the sky looks like lead and disguises morning as evening. Rain pounds down and for distraction I click play on itunes. New Orleans funeral Jazz band sounds march forth down my headphones. Slow, lazy trumpets maybe even …
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Wordplay’s Best Of 2012 Awards.

2012 was without doubt, one of the most lucrative years for hip-hop we have experienced  in a long time. As followers & fans of the scene we only manage to gain the best (and occasionally the worst) from artists in the form …
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Lord Finesse – Live from Tokyo Pt.1

Lord Finesse heavily features in our latest issue 11, toured the UK not too long ago and now has a FREE download of a live set recorded in Tokyo last Valentines day! If Lord Finesse was a baseball player he’d …
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Trellion & Figment – Shadow People

When new music is released with an elaborate back story behind it, I always find it has my immediate attention because, well let’s face it, some effort and pride has gone into it. The release of ‘Shadow People’ by Trellion …
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United Nations Of Dub Weekender 2013

I woke up the other morning after a very vivid dream. In it I was at a massive three day reggae sound-system festival in North Wales (told you it was vivid) and I was dancing in front of Jah Shaka’s …
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