Jack Jetson – Interview

Raised in Nottingham, Jack Jetson emerged in 2012 with his debut EP ‘High Five’ dropped on Skip Class Records, before catching the full attention of the UK hip-hop scene by releasing his debut album ‘The Adventures Of Johnny Strange’ on …
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Wordplay now stocked in Bristol (again!) @ Upfest

Yes people! We’re rather excited to announce that after a little time away from one of our favourite cities, Wordplay Magazine is now being stocked in Upfest, the home of the awesome Upfest international, annual graffiti festival. The store, based …
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Red Bull Culture Clash 2016

To quote the guys themselves, “the world’s biggest music battle is back”.  This year sees the return of the Red Bull’s fabled Culture Clash; the genre defying mash-up of styles, sounds and selections.  With each crew vying for the approval …
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Ocean Wisdom – Chaos 93

I could go for a long winded, elaborate introduction that abstractly lays down the narrative for what’s about to happen but in this instance, it really isn’t necessary.  I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is the album that …
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Agallah – Bo: The Legend Of The Water Dragon

Brooklyn MC Agallah has been active since the early nineties, and has built up a formdiable reputation both on the mic and behind the boards. With a discography packed with gritty, east coast flavours and high profile collaborations, the Don …
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Taken – Defenders Of Style vs Physiks

Physiks taken?! After a week of searching and negotiations, we’re pleased to announce that the Defenders Of Style have released Mr Physiks. Thanks to everyone for their continued support, without you many great voices may be lost. We’re simply here to spread to …
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Sleazy F Baby interview (Blah Records)

Famous for windmills, prostitutes and cheese, somewhere in Holland, Sleazy F Baby gave Wordplay an exclusive interview last Monday, having spent his day trialling different cannabis strains in Belgium, reflecting on his time spent in an Amsterdam studio the evening …
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Levelz – LVL 11

If you’ve been keeping an ear to the ground you’ll be aware of the tidal wave of sound coming straight out of Manchester this year, with super-group collective Levelz, featuring Black Josh, Chimpo, Chunky, Fox, Skittles Sparkz, T Man and …
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10 Questions – Solomon O.B. (Sounds Of Harlowe / Uk Slam poetry champion)

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’re joined by the recently crowned UK Slam Poetry champion, …
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Jungle Brown – Flight 314

Over the past couple of years, there’s been a whole wave of artists that have moved forward by taking a step back.  Across the pond, the likes of Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era camp, Flatbush Zombies, Bishop Nehru, Astro …
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Shay D – A Figure Of Speech

So… I’ve taken on probably the most fantastic album I’ve had to review to date, A Figure Of Speech by Shay D. This girl has got serious style, buckets full, in fact so much raw talent its practically over flowing. Shay D …
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Peewee Longway – Mr. Blue Benjamin

Atlanta rapper Peewee Longway, representing the MPA BandCamp crew, has built a growing reputation, with some well received mixtape releases and co-signs from some of the ATL’s most prolific artists, including the trap god himself, Gucci Mane. Mr. Blue Benjamin …
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Mndsgn & Ivan Ave – Live At Headrow House – Leeds – 01/02/16

Mndsgn is one of the most exciting and forward thinking producers operating today. My first introduction to him was his 2014 debut LP Yawn Zen which showcased the sparkly, intricate beatmaking skills the LA based musician has developed a stellar …
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WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE – Makala Cheung 張 – Feel The Rush

Makala Cheung 張 is a feisty and flamboyant Bristol based singer/songwriter who’s tipped to be big in 2016, so watch this space! She’s been making a name for herself featuring on various hip-hop/grime beats over the last few years, alongside supporting …
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EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE STREAM – Shay D – A Figure Of Speech (mixed by DJ Shorty)

Yes yes people! It’s that time again! We’ve got another exclusive stream for you, this time in the form of London based MC Shay D, who if you’ve been checking Wordplay over the last few months you’ll know that we’re …
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