10 Questions: Rye Shabby

From lacing lyrics over grime instrumentals and recording tracks by age 11, to working with Aboveground on his music videos and touring the UK with High Focus Records, Rye Shabby is an unashamedly new school rapper currently signed to UK …
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Ten things you didn’t know: SonnyJim

Since the 2006 release of ‘The Soul Trader EP’, SonnyJim has been a prominent face on the UK Hip-Hop scene, heading up the highly regarded EatGood Records label and smashing stage shows and freestyle battles for well over a decade. …
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Looking back….. Lee Scott – The making of Nice Swan

“Honestly man, what it comes down to is I just want to make music and put projects together and art and that’s it, I don’t really have any passion for the other shit.” Scott was in the process of breaking …
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Big Toast / Gatecrasherz interview

Gatecrasherz debut album might’ve felt like a long time coming, but the highly anticipated UK Hip-Hop album has finally arrived. The London based Revorg Records collective consisting of Downstroke, 2016 UK End of the Weak champion – Gee Bag, Oliver …
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Greg Blackman Interview

Greg Blackman is a prolific musician and illustrator who has been fusing his love of Hip-Hop with his Soulful vibes for a good few years now. Having worked with BBE, Eat Good, Agogo Records and whole host of collaborations, we …
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10 Questions: The Outerclass (Detax & Loop Faction)

What’s good lovely people! We’re back at it again with another round of 10 Questions, keeping the questions light and loose to allow the contestants to get creative and expand with their answers. So! This time round we have Cornwall based …
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Loyle Carner interview

Loyle Carner is one of the UK’s most promising talents. Summoning a new era of forward thinking, positive and seriously focused artists, we’ve been following Loyle for a good few years now, and it’s been amazing his rise to notoriety. …
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#1 – Wordplay Meets…. Eothen ‘Egon’ Alapatt (Stones Throw / Now Again Records)

Wordplay Magazine is 15! To celebrate, and summon the beginning of a year long selection of amazing, as ever high quality content, including interviews, mixes, competitions, AND Issue 16s’ imminent release. To kick things off, we are very proud to …
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Wordplay’s Amplify Artist of the month – Wilson Miles

Each month on the Wordplay Podcast we choose an artist(s) who we feel you should be listening to. We scan the incredible pools of talent around the globe, and with a different focus each month we find 1 artist / …
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Introducing: WMD Collective

The WMD collective features members Emba MC, Slackjaw Trait, Still Bizzy and Stash. Their main producer is a man called JMaxfield. DdashRed’s emigration to Australia in 2014 caused the group to condense into the smaller core they are today. On …
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Benin City – All Smoke, No Fire

We’re all aware of the soul destroying activities of local councils agreeing to hugely important music venues being closed down to make way for gentrification, profiteering and and modernisation, but the long lasting impact of these venues closing on the …
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FourToTheFloor exclusive screening at Sonos Studio – London

Last week Wordplay were invited to attend the launch of Channel 4’s late night music show FourtotheFloor (FTTF) at the lovely London home to Sonos Studio. The screenings were complimented by Thris Thian and United Vibrations both delivering exciting and intimate …
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10 questions – Verses Bang (Gutta Recs / Troll Gang)

Ello! So, Wordplay HQ are back again with some words and questions, in a particular order, to help you find out more about artists you love, or are yet to discover. We keep the questions loose to let them expand …
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Interview – Creatures Of Habit

Since RLD Records was founded by Leaf Dog & BVA back in 2006, their ethic of keeping rap music real and organic has earned them the respect of a global hip-hop community. This respect has led to RLD becoming one …
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SOUNDSCI TAKEOVER – Day 6 – Connecting The Dots Part Four: Rhymes, Rhymes, Rhymes! with Audessey aka Jack Jones

OK! So, it’s the time for our final video in the 4 part Connecting The Dots video series exploring the inner process of Soundsci! To finish of we have Audessey reciting his freshly penned verse. We told you at the …
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