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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Elements & Acorn Tapes Present – Wun Two – Live At HiFi, Leeds – 03/03/17

Elements continue their prolific monopoly on the live hip-hop scene in Leeds with a line-up of talented producers and DJs. They partner with independent label Acorn Tape to bring us a night headlines by renowned German beatmaker Wun Two, and …
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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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TrueMendous x Desree – Word On The Street – Stereo 92 – 01-02-2017

Walking down the stairs into Stereo 92 I was greeted by a cozy setting of chairs and candlelit tables shadowing the stage, unaware that in a few moments the intimate space would feel far from small as it became chock-full …
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WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE STREAM – Granville Sessions – Monument

THE MIGHTY GRANVILLE SESSIONS ARE BACK!!!! With their third album taking a route that feels at points more like an etherial soundscape, Monument shows just how talented the London based eight piece actually are. Having torn up stages for years, …
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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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Zedo – Point of view (review)

A UK artist with a genuinely effortless flow and interesting take on the world around him, Zedo’s latest release Point of View was a welcome addition to the list of album’s to stick on the headphones this week.Having released the Coffeeshop …
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WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE PRE-RELEASE STREAM: Corners – Corners

  Wordplay are always very proud of the exclusive streams we are able to give you. Believe us when we say we carefully select the music we support to ensure we consisting provide you the dopeness you need! So, 2017 …
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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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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Wilson Miles – Gun Runnin’

Wilson Miles are dope. It’s that simple. Hector Miles and Tony Wilson are two incredibly talented musicians, making timeless hip-hop with poignant lyrics and diverse soundscapes that are inventive and beautifully constructed boom-bap. That’s why we made them Amplify Artists …
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WORDPLAY ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES (COMPLETE LIST)

It’s time once again for Wordplay Magazine’s Album Of The Year! This time we have 14 amazing UK artists who offer a diverse range of vibes, stretching the hip-hop sound to incorporate Spoken Word, Funk, Soul, Grime and more. Here’s …
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Tom Misch – Live at Thekla – Bristol – 26-11-2016

  With only a few dates left on this 2016 tour, Tom Misch’s next stop was the chilly waters of Bristol’s harbour. If you missed Tom Misch at Thekla at the end of November, then you really missed out! In a …
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Yo! – A Tribe Called Quest, Loyle Carner, CJ Fly, Anthony Hamilton + 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! CJ Fly – Now You Know The Pro Era camp have …
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