wp 2016 banner
Photography by Helmi Okpara
jam 2
Lage Pro

SOUNDSCI TAKEOVER – Day 2 – No Sleep Nigel Interview

The super soulful week of Soundsci continues by diggin deeper into the collective’s sound with the man behind the boards No Sleep Nigel. His name is legendary amongst the UK’s inner circle, having worked with the creme of the crop …
Continue reading


SOUNDSCI TAKEOVER – Day 1 – Connecting The Dots Part One: Diggin With Oxygen

Welcome to the Soundsci takeover week at Wordplay!!! Over the next 7 days we’re going to be providing you with some in depth insight into one of the finest cross-atlantic collaborations that we’ve seen in hip-hop. Consisting of 4 emcees, …
Continue reading


Interview – The Lytics

WP: How are you feeling about the new release (Hold On), and how was the process of writing it? TL: We were actually writing a full length record. We didn’t finish it and we got to the point where we …
Continue reading


Ghostface Killah – Live At Stylus – Leeds – 09/05/16

On Ghostface Killah’s birthday the legendary Wu-Tang MC makes an appearance in Leeds joined by Killah Priest, an equally prolific solo artist, and also a member of the excellent Sunz Of Man. Ghost has maintained success with quality album’s and …
Continue reading


Meyhem Lauren – Piatto D’Oro

When it comes to Meyhem Lauren the same question is always raised: where would he be without the success of Action Bronson? The wheezy voiced emcee is back with his now familiar Mafioso style, reminiscent of so many of the …
Continue reading


WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – This Side Up – Signs Feat. Verb T & Moreone

Ireland’s This Side Up join forces with the mighty Verb T and Moreone to deliver this real hip hop headnodder! The video is class too, some nice original ideas separating them from the usual wave your hands at the camera …
Continue reading


Pé – Live At Headrow House – Leeds – 05/05/16

Leeds is fast becoming a nationally respected hotbed of neo-soul music, as well as jazzy hip-hop being on a constant showcase around the city. Pé are one of the most exciting exports from the aforementioned scene, and they are accompanied …
Continue reading


Yo! – REKS, Granville Sessions, DJ Shadow, R.A Tha Rugged Man + more

YO! Welcome to the latest instalment of 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! REKS First up it’s REKS with his latest single Jump …
Continue reading


WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Black Square – Fundamental f. Ben Verse

We’ve been shouting about Black Square for a while at Wordplay Studios. It’s not long until the debut album Silent City is released and we’re all hyped for you to hear it! Black Square brings an unquestionable Bristol sound we all …
Continue reading

Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 21.50.09

WORDPLAY EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Moose Funk Squad – Shut Shit Down!

Moose Funk Squad bring that rowdy gritty UK sound we all love! And you’re hearing it here first. Produced by Pete Cannon and lifted off Hoof Prints Vol.2 which is available on double sided vinyl with Vol.1 here     …
Continue reading


Havoc x The Alchemist – The Silent Partner

Alchemist and Mobb Deep first crossed paths back in 1999 and it’s has been on ever since. After producing a few tracks off of Murder Musick, ALC worked on various projects with Prodigy over the years. Yet, there was never that …
Continue reading


Love Saves The Day 2016

The 9-5 grind has made the recent Bank Holiday a near distant memory. However, whilst in it’s prime, we headed to Eastville Park for Bristol’s very own inner-city festival: Love Saves The Day. This year, the sold out two day …
Continue reading


Wordplay Podcast 019 | Hosted by Vice beats| The Allergies guest mix | f. De La Soul, Dotz, Homeboy Sandman, Age Of L.U.N.A. + more

Yes yes people! The Wordplay Podcast, hosted by Vice, is back for another month, as ever offering a fresh chunk of hip hop vibes. Featuring exclusives from Sonny Jim & Dotz, tracks from the likes of De La Soul, Homeboy …
Continue reading


Slept On Sunday – Spit Gemz – Godly Features

Spit Gemz rode in on the wave of underground talent from New York around 2009/2010, that also included the likes of Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren and Shaz Illyork amongst many others. These guys were all part of the same crew …
Continue reading

photo taken by Craig Hain (Crown Sound)

Hip-hop – From a Scottish perspective (Opinion 2)

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 2: It’s Time for Scottish …
Continue reading