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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YO! – Sean P, Apathy, Speech Debelle, Doc Brown, Conway, Oddisee, Jungle Brown + more

Yes folks! It’s that time again. Hopefully the Monday blues have disappeared but if not, fear not! We’re here to hook you up with a weekly fix of new material and excerpts from new releases over the past seven days. …
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Yo! – Doc Brown, Talib Kweli & Styles P, Your Old Droog, Dotz, Joey Bada$$, Freddie Gibbs + more

‘Sup folks?! We’re aware that everyone’s busy dealing with the day-to-day ball ache that is life so we’re giving Yo! a bit of a facelift to make things just that bit easier . From now on it’s a no-frills afair; …
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Yo! – Blackk Chronicle, Oddisee, Gatecrasherz, Leaf Dog, AllttA, Thundercat, Jonwayne + 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! Blackk Chronical – The Unapologetic Autopsy Of Crime Kicking off proceedings …
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Yo! – Oddisee, Ivan Ave, Royce 5’9″, Thundercat, O.C., Gatecrasherz, SiR + 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! Oddisee – Like Really Kicking things off this edition, it’s the …
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YO! – J.Cole, Strange U, Mysdiggi, Loyle Carner, BLVK BLVD, Leaf Dog, Micall Parknsun, Corners + more

Yes peeps! After an extended festive break, we’re back in the mix with our fortnightly round up of tracks we feel you should be checking. Naturally, we’re kicking off with a bumper edition to make up for the delay… Elz …
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Rhythm And Alps Festival 2016

Rhythm and Alps Festival NYE 2016 Happy new year from the other side of the world!  This year we decided to switch it up and do something a bit different to the usual house party or club in bristol for …
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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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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Chaos Jigsaw – You Make It

It’s time to get dark! Like, grim reaper dark! Wordplay are proud (and slightly slightly scared!) to introduce to you….Chaos Jigsaw. As a multi-instrumentalist and MC, Chaos (Dylan Cartlidge), fuses together Rock, Hip Hop and elements of Dub to make …
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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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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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Top Ten – US Female MC’s

Picking top ten artists from any genre is no easy task. Picking ten female mc’s normally results in the same ten names listed in different orders and missing some vital elements. So we’ve put this list together based on lyrical ability, game …
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Skittles – Problematic

So! It’s video exclusive time again! This time round we have a rather soulful release from the lyrical don that is Skittles! With the track itself exclusively premiered on Beats1, Skittles has teamed up with multi-instrumentaliists and producers Ben price and …
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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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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: TNC – Tighter Than A Duck’s Chuff

So! It’s premiere time again here at Wordplay Towers! For longer than we (and possibly they!) can remember we’ve been banging TNC aka The Natural Curriculum. The crew are made up of Aver, Chalk and Omas on production duties, alongside …
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