Jehst: The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family – The Remixes

It’s always difficult to write about something that everyone’s already heard and been listening to for a couple of years, building strong opinions and affinities along the way. Thankfully with the latest release from YNR records, there’s something new(ish) for …
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Elliot Fresh Dunce Hats EP

Elliot Fresh has made an appearance from the woodwork this January to show off his cracking new EP Dunce Hats released through Boom Bap Professionals. There hasn’t been much movement from Fresh since 2012 so what better way to start …
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Micall Parknsun: I Should’ve Done This Time Ago

It’s odd to think that roughly this time last year, I was on the phone to Micall Parknsun discussing the impending release of his new album and how it looked set to earmark the beginning of a prosperous year for …
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Onoe Caponoe: Funkadelic Mathematix Holy Mountain

It’s hard to deny that we aren’t living in an age where sitting back and escaping via whatever vessel you feel necessary is a lot more appetising than facing up to the fact that morally and socially the majority of …
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Rhymesayers Entertainment – Step Brothers (Evidence & The Alchemist) – Lord Steppington

Rhymesayers Entertainment – Step Brothers (Evidence & The Alchemist) – Lord Steppington Given that the two Hip Hop moguls have been friends since childhood, Evidence and The Alchemist have worked together regularly since their humble beginnings. This close relationship finally …
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Jah Cure & Bounty Killa: A Murda

What can I say about this tune, first, you have the awesome ‘You Jamming’ riddim (murderous Al Campbell tune from back in the days) and second you have the combination of Jah Cure and Bounty Killa running lyrics on it… …
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The Scribes Present – Astrosnare and Johnny Steel – The Death Of Loki

The Scribes Present – Astrosnare and Johnny Steel – The Death Of Loki Bristol based group The Scribes are a self described ‘new wave, hip hop four-piece’. Featuring Ill-Literate and Loki Steele on the mic, beatbox maestro Lacey and turntablist …
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Jae Mann: Minerals EP

It’s a new year and time for more new music. For this outing, it’s coming in a fresh direction from Chemo’s Kilamanjaro camp in the form of Jae Mann’s “Minerals EP”. Not to be confused with Bristol’s Auranographer, the six …
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Blu & Cookbook: Yes

Clichés and hyperbolic statements are things that surround the everyday, “it’s a game of two half’s” and “hip hop is dead” are two which come up almost all the time if not just limited for me to a Sunday when …
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A Wordplay Guide To Getting Yourself Heard

Here at Wordplay Magazine we’re passed new albums, EP’s, singles and videos on the daily. Trying to keep up with the artists that truly deserve recognition or discover something really special is no easy task. Within 100 emails, on first …
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Cutta Chase & Fredo – The Fifth Element LP

Having worked together previously on Cutta Chase’s last LP ‘Tonguestrung’, Fredo and Cutta Chase reunite for ‘The Fifth Element LP’, with Fredo producing the album exclusively this time round. Right off the bat, even before we get to the music, …
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E & Daniels – Bar Crawl

Pleased to be writing about the first official release from powerhouse collective ‘E & Daniels’ The lineup alone prepares you for a heavy listen, 15 MC’s & 7 producers, spread out over just 8 tracks. Combining Uk hiphop veterans such as Mystro, Tony D & Micall Parknsun, along with …
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Natrill: And Your Back In The Room

Ah. the beauty of Britain. With its tendency to house some of the most idilic depictions of architectural artistry, often in the most understated of locations. Comparisons to this can be drawn upon when discussing other artistic mediums within the …
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Anik (Dark Circle): Cryptochrome

Step inside the crazed world of distorted senses and ‘next level’ rhymes and join Anik with his latest project Cryptochrome. Prepare yourself for a feast of ice sculpted sounds and heavy glitched drum machines, and get ready to be carried …
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Zartan Dreadnaught Cobra – Iller Than Most LP (Del The Funky Homosapien)

As the dust settles over the explosion of excitement that followed the release of the latest Deltron album, the group’s chief verbalist Del The Funky Homosapien has decided to reward his world wide fan base by releasing a self produced, …
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