Hip-hop – From a Scottish perspective (Opinion 1)

My name is Jonathan Rimmer. I’m the Editor & Creative Director at Scotland Stand Up, Scotland’s leading hip-hop platform. You can find all of our blog reviews, podcasts and live/studio sessions at www.scotlandstandup.scot. SO, Opinion 1: It’s time for the …
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A-Wax – Hustlas Convention

Bay Area MC A-Wax is prolific and consistent, with a series of nice projects being released since his debut LP Savage Timez, which came out back in 2001. Hustlas Convention is his latest release, a concise thirteen track album with …
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Big Dave aka Enlish – Interview – Album focus – Slumdog Hundredaire

Last week Wordplay premiered a video from Big Dave aka Enlish, taken from his latest album Slumdog Hundredaire. With a wide variety of styles, dope production and a distinctive lyric sound, we took the chance to catch up with Dave to …
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T-Nutty – Blue Venom

Sacramento rapper T-Nutty has released his long-awaited Blue Venom LP. With features from C-Bo, Mitchy Slick, J. Stalin and many more, the west coast veteran has compiled some respectable figures to appear in his new album. The California spitter has …
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Open Mike Eagle & Paul White – Hella Personal Film Festival

Open Mike Eagle has seen an increase in notoriety due to people finally catching on. Ever since Dark Comedy, Open Mike Eagle has been on a winning streak. With a few seminal releases, videos, and touring, he has been quite …
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Little Simz – Live At Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds – 12/02/16

22 year old musician Little Simz has catapulted to the top of her game, commanding musican respect and dedicated fans, and releasing quality, thought-provoking music. Her debut LP A Curious Tale Of Trials & Persons was released last year to …
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The NorthaZe – Mellow Thrills

An exemplary model of unorthodox British millennial hip-hop comes in the form of a nine-track project called Mellow Thrills, devised by young Leeds based duo Swish & Kosi Tides, collaboratively known as The NorthaZe. Up-and-comers they may be, but their …
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WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Enlish AKA Big Dave – Ten Tens

YES YES PEOPLE! The Wordplay team care about your wellbeing, and feel that Mondays should be started in style, with a big bloke doing some questionable Kung Fu moves, and also holding a baby whilst on a derelict train! See, …
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Levelz – Live At HiFi – 11/02/16 – Leeds

Mancunian collective Levelz have developed a formidable reputation over the past year or so; with their eclectic and diverse line-up of MCs, each of whom have dope solo careers in their own right, talented in-house producers and energetic, rowdy sonics. …
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Freeway – Fear Of A Free Planet

Freeway hasn’t stopped making music even when life has been getting rougher for him. For one, his friend The Jacka was murdered a year ago. Also, he has had health complications due to kidney failure. And what does he do? …
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2016 SPOTLIGHT: Bobbie Johnson – Interview

Buildiing on our annual spotlight for International Women’s Day, for 2016 we have a very talented Brighton based  lyricist….. MC and producer Bobbie Johnson is no stranger to the UK hip-hop scene. Previous releases like 2013’s Lucidly Dreaming, 2014’s The …
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Redbull Culture Clash 2016 – Bristol

So the time has come for the world-renowned Red Bull Culture Clash to return yet again, this year reaching Bristol, Manchester and London. We were lucky enough to catch the sold out Bristol event last weekend. Four stages, four rounds …
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Wordplay Podcast 017 | Hosted by Vice| J Dilla classics mix | Cultured Sounds / Hybrid Freqs guest mix

Yes yes people! Welcome back to the wordplay podcast! This month, we’re paying tribute to the late great J Dilla, who passed a decade ago this month (February), and as a way to wrap up the amazing activities across the …
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