#WPAOTY 2016 – Panel & Results

It’s that time! We went from 14 seriously dope albums, to five, and NOW is the time to announce the winner. It’s hard to create a sense of tension on a written piece, BUT we have been so hyped to …
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UK Beatbox Championships Finals – Live at Scala – London – 19-11-2016

I’ll be honest, I’ve never really been into beatboxing, and it’s something that has always slipped under the Wordplay radar. I think because these days beatboxing isn’t strictly hip-hop beats and tends to be more dubstep or drum and bass. …
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Pick Ten – UK DJ’s

Where would The Beastie Boys be without Mix Master Mike? Or RUN DMC without Jam Master Jay? Saying this, where would hip-hop be without Kool Herc!!? Of all the elements in hip-hop, the DJ is possibly the most important. When …
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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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Bisk – Don’t Piss It Off! review

Off the back of an inspired workrate, this year young wordsmith Bisk has proved difficult to ignore. After joining Blah Records in 2014, Bisk has had numerous features on Blah projects, the most notable being his viral Cult Of The Damned …
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10 Questions: Foreign Interlood

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 Manchester …
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Lyrix Organix presents Unfold – Live at The Roundhouse – London – 08-10-2016

On a dreary, grey Saturday with reoccurring bouts of rain in London, you could be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing worth going out for until Halloween; hiding away in your house with the heating on and the Summer’s soundtrack of …
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Yo! – TY, Big Narstie, Damian Marley, Scorzayzee, China Bowls (Amplify Artist) + more

YO! Welcome back to Yo! – Your go to spot for a bi-monthly fix of the latest releases, videos, news and vibes gathered up neatly in a Yo! sized bundle! TY – Baby Love f. Seanie T & Miles Bonny It’s …
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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Mellownin – We Don’t Need

Wordplay are keeping the vibes uplifting going into the weekend with another video premiere from Manchester’s buzzing and ever developing scene. This time round we are proud to introduce the new collective – Mellowinin. Consisting of Bxrry Blvcc, Miss Indigo, …
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Pick Ten – UK Female MC’s

Yes, its here- you didn’t really think we were neglecting all of our talented British ladies in favour of the American linguistic dons, did you?! This isn’t a top down ten list, it isn’t the worst to the best, nor …
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RELOAD – Wiley, G FrSH, Scrufizzer, Giggs, Dave, Wrigz, Blizzard + more

Yes, yes peeps.  It’s time for another dose of reload-worthy releases from the world of 140bpm. If you’re after something a little different from our usual output, we’ve rounded up a selection of what we feel needs another spin. Check …
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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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RELOAD – Kano, Figure Flows, Capo Lee, Scratchy, Sharkey Major, Barney Artist + more

Yes, yes peeps.  It’s time for another dose of reload-worthy releases from the world of 140bpm. If you’re after something a little different from our usual output, we’ve rounded up a selection of what we feel needs another spin. Check …
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Fresh Kids Club presents: Lunar C live @ The Parish, Huddersfield (live)

Nearly a year had passed since the last Fresh Kids Club event happened in Huddersfield, but in true FKC style they came back in style! Having previously put on the likes of Akil The MC, Genesis Elijah & Apatite, the …
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Hip-hop – From a Scottish perspective (Opinion 3)

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 3: Grime’s Expansion is a Good …
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