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UK Premiere – The Doppelgangaz – Gangaz 4 Life

Straight outta the Groggy Pack Entertainment family, Wordplay are very proud to announce the welcome return of The Doppelgangaz, comprising of MCs and producers Matter Ov Fact and EP, who offer their unique take on hip-hop from an Orange County …
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Wordplay Issue 15 – In-ja Kitchen

In celebration of our latest issue we thought we’d give you a preview of one of our most popular articles. In-Ja kitchen (now in it’s second instalment) is one of our favourites and goes a long way to breaking up the …
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Wordplay Podcast 013 | Hosted by Vice | October 2015 | Run The Jewels Special | Issue 15 announcement! |

Yes Yes People. Welcome back to October’s edition of the Wordplay Podcast. We’ve been busy as ever at Wordplay HQ readying the new magazine for you guys, which we’re very pleased to announce will be released in November. As you …
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Ringz Ov Saturn presents the MPC series – Jonny Data

Weapons of choice: NI Maschine MK2 Logic Pro Midi Keyboard All though a producer of multiple genres of music Jonny has always stated that his passion lies within hip hop. Trained by a German sorcerer and subjected to frequent random …
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Kooley High – Heights

It is hard for me to conceive that Kooley High has been doing this music thing for the better part of a decade. With their first introduction, they were such the antithesis of commercial hip-hop. Boom bap production and carefree …
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Shaz IllYork – Born Villain: The Lone Gunman EP

Say what you will, but I feel that New York artists should sound like they are from New York. I know that the sound of hip-hop has translated into integrated sounds. However, I can also be a purist of sorts. …
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Holly Flo Lightly – 10 Questions

1) Contestant, what’s your name, chosen craft and where are you based? Holly Flo Lightly, Rapper (that sings) East London. 2) How would you describe your sound? Honest bars, catchy hooks, chopped with dark jazzy boombap with old skool samples …
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Danny Spice – Collectors Corner

Welcome back to the corner, where we sit down with a variety of record collectors, beatmakers and hiphoppers, all of which share the passion and intrigue that comes with record collecting. Following his absolute masterpiece ‘Live At The Throwdown’ which …
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Team Dreebs – Vol. 2

If you’re fond of your underground UK Hip-Hop sounds, Team Dreebs is definitely a name which needs to be on your radar sooner rather than later. I caught them at an In The Mix show earlier this year and was …
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Loyle Carner – Live At Headrow House – Leeds – 12/11/15

Loyle Carner is one of the most exciting prospects in British hip-hop; with attention from major outlets and trademark heartfelt lyricism, it’s no surprise that Headrow House is packed out for tonight’s show. Carner released his A Little Late EP …
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Mothman – From Dawn to Dust

That Bristol is good to us! Fresh out of the cider drenched heart of the West Country is Mothman, bringing six-track EP From Dawn to Dust. You might recognise him from his feature on Res One’s track Pathways. Describing himself …
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EXCLUSIVE STREAM – Teej & Cuth – Seven Ages

We’re damn good to you. Today we’re blessed with the brand new release from Teej and Cuth: Seven Ages. Cuth is an exciting producer who you might know from his work with Adam the Rapper. Teej is probably best known …
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Jack Diggs – Blue Rain

One third of the TPS Fam, Jack Diggs has been steadily putting his crate digging habits to good use, firmly establishing himself in the UKHH scene as a respected producer and MC. After the success of TPS Fam’s 2014 album, …
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Ringz Ov Saturn presents the MPC series – Valiant

Weapons of choice: Fruity Loops Akai MPC 1000 Midi Keyboard Valiant is a producer from London. After taking a break from music, he starting beat making again in late 2013. Having pushed out his beats in 2014, and despite a …
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Dirty Dubster’s Top 10 Top reggae / hip-hop Crossover Tunes

In preparation for Dirty Dubster’s brand new album Special Request, the guys have put together a great selection of their top 10 Reggae / hip-hop crossover tunes. Happy Friday! 1) Masters At Work Ft. Screechy Dan – Give it to me …
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C-Froo and Vice – Unit 1

Unit 1 is the first in a series of 3 projects from Bristol based rhyme & beat duo C-Froo & Vice. Born and bred in the city, C-Froo is a much loved figure on the Bristol hip-hop scene, whilst Vice, …
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The RIP Up – Oz hip-hop – November

Before kicking off, first, much respect to the mother country for showing out for Our-Thing down under. As Maundz takes his Australian tour nation-wide this month I would like to thank Wordplay for showing love to his ‘Whiplash’ track on …
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