10 Questions – Shay D (LC Collective / Itch FM)

Welcome back to the Wordplay 10 Questions. As ever we will be keeping it light, allowing our guests to expand on their answers as much as their time allowed. This week, we have one of London’s most challenging lyricists, the rather …
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88 Killa – Interview

88 Killa is at the forefront of the overlooked Dallas hip-hop scene. As part of the Brain Gang Misfits collective, who started to make waves with member Justus’ contributions to Dr. Dre’s Compton instalment of his legacy, Killa dropped his …
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Anderson .Paak – Malibu

California musician and songwriter Anderson .Paak marks the beginning of 2016 with the release of Malibu, his second full length studio album. With appearances from The Game, Schoolboy Q, Talib Kweli and more, as well as production credits from Madlib, …
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Angel Haze – Live At Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds – 13/01/16

New York is a fickle city; with so many artists carving out their own niches and unique lanes it’s hard to judge just how successful they really are. Angel Haze, who originated from Detroit and moved to the city when …
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Trick Trick – Outlaw

Trick Trick is a Detroit staple in hip-hop. Many won’t know about him. However, those that do understand his pedigree of music; street hip-hop. Trick Trick is a no-nonsense artist that reflects over street values and understanding. Thus, Outlaw proves …
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WORDPLAY PREMIERE – iLLPrepared Cypher

Yes yes Ladies & Gents! You should know by now that we don’t mess about here at Wordplay HQ and we’re back with yet another exclusive! Newcastle’s own Stig Of The Dump & long time collaborators/local veterans Esyoube aka King Hippo …
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Wordplay Podcast 016 | January 2016 | UK hip-hop Special |

YES YES PEOPLE! Welcome to the first Wordplay Podcast of 2016! We’re kicking off with a bang with a UK Special, celebrating the amazing array of hip-hop coming out of the UK right now. With a bag of banger from …
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10 Questions – Sammy Holmes

Welcome back to another round of the infamous 10 Questions. As ever we will be keeping it light, allowing our guests to expand on their answers as much as their time allowed. This week, we’re kicking it with Sammy Holmes… …
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10 Questions – Shaun Amos (of The Scribes)

1) Contestant, what’s your name, chosen craft and where are you based? Hi, my name’s Shaun Amos, I’m vocalist/producer for The Scribes and I’m based between Bristol & Plymouth. 2) How would you describe your sound? I use a lot …
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WORDPLAY PREMIERE – Mica & Kardanski – Trouble (Sparkz Remix)

So, January is shaping up to be a pretty amazing month for UK music, and we can’t wait to launch our first podcast of the year next Monday. As a little preview, we have an amazing premiere for your guys …
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Slept On Sunday – Broken Authors – Get Up, Get Stressed

Brighton based duo Broken Authors AKA Invokal and DJ Tones are a pair to be paid full attention. Their new LP Get Up, Get Stressed is out now, and I’ve been digging my claws into it. Having spoken to Invokal …
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JAMuary 3: The Return Of The Jam. Again. 30/1/16

  Coming up on the 30th of this month we have the 3rd edition of one of the coolest, most enjoyable jams around, JAMuary. All kicking off on a Saturday night, in a renovated warehouse in our countries capitol. We …
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Alecs DeLarge interview

With his third tape set to drop soon on freshly conceived Be Ripe Records, Wordplay caught up with Alecs DeLarge, whose love for lo-fi and distortion is making him someone to watch as the UK enjoys a resurgence in it’s …
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DJ Credit One – Collectors Corner

Welcome to our first Collectors Corner interview of the year, we caught up with Croydons DJ Credit One to talk about his extensive record collection, love for NY and more, check it out… What ignited your passion for hiphop culture? …
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Teknico – Live At The Fenton – Leeds – 12/12/15

Leeds MC Teknico recently dropped his debut album Once Uphonour Time, a quality project showcasing his sharp lyrical ability and the production talents of WY beat-maker Alamak. Wordplay went down to his album launch party at The Fenton for a …
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