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Yes yes people! So! 2016 is already 1 month in, and as you’ve hopefully seen from last month’s Wordplay Podcast, there’s been some amazing releases already, including some forthcoming projects that are going to be WELL worth checking. One of …
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Wordplay Podcast 016 | January 2016 | UK hip-hop Special |

YES YES PEOPLE! Welcome to the first Wordplay Podcast of 2016! We’re kicking off with a bang with a UK Special, celebrating the amazing array of hip-hop coming out of the UK right now. With a bag of banger from …
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Slept On Sunday

So the weekend might be halfway gone but we’re here to try and lift the blues with a double-dose of music that might have passed you by unnoticed. That’s right folks; it’s time for bumper instalment of our Sunday Slept On …
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J Dilla Changed My Life – 10th Anniversary Tribute Party

After 10 years of amazing tributes, projects, mixes and collaborations, the sad passing of J Dilla on the 10th February 2006 has become a point of celebration of the incredible depth and variety of music that the Detroit native created. …
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Robert Mavro

10 Questions – Robert Mavro

Yes yes people, it’s time for another round of those all important 10 Questions. Stepping into the spotlight this week is Robert Mavro… 1) Contestant, what’s your name, chosen craft and where are you based?   ‘Sup man. My name is …
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Kevin Gates – Islah

Kevin Gates has always been interesting to me. His social media presence is simultaneously confusing and entertaining, his interviews are insightful, interesting and strange, and his music although slightly inconsistent is often, simply put, banging. Gates lays it all out …
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Fiend – Don’t Touch My Radio

Fiend is back again with another project. For those that may not be aware, Fiend has been dropping plenty of projects of late. Being a practical 20 year veteran in the rap game, Mr. Whomp Whomp isn’t new to this; …
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Cozz – Nothing Personal

Cozz is that dope rapper signed to another great rapper. Being that he is on J. Cole’s Dreamville label, many may not recognize Cozz as the hungry emcee he is. However, his under-the-radar gem Cozz and Effect dropped in 2014. …
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10 Questions – Shay D (LC Collective / Itch FM)

Welcome back to the Wordplay 10 Questions. As ever we will be keeping it light, allowing our guests to expand on their answers as much as their time allowed. This week, we have one of London’s most challenging lyricists, the rather …
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88 Killa – Interview

88 Killa is at the forefront of the overlooked Dallas hip-hop scene. As part of the Brain Gang Misfits collective, who started to make waves with member Justus’ contributions to Dr. Dre’s Compton instalment of his legacy, Killa dropped his …
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Anderson .Paak – Malibu

California musician and songwriter Anderson .Paak marks the beginning of 2016 with the release of Malibu, his second full length studio album. With appearances from The Game, Schoolboy Q, Talib Kweli and more, as well as production credits from Madlib, …
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Angel Haze – Live At Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds – 13/01/16

New York is a fickle city; with so many artists carving out their own niches and unique lanes it’s hard to judge just how successful they really are. Angel Haze, who originated from Detroit and moved to the city when …
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Trick Trick – Outlaw

Trick Trick is a Detroit staple in hip-hop. Many won’t know about him. However, those that do understand his pedigree of music; street hip-hop. Trick Trick is a no-nonsense artist that reflects over street values and understanding. Thus, Outlaw proves …
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Yes yes Ladies & Gents! You should know by now that we don’t mess about here at Wordplay HQ and we’re back with yet another exclusive! Newcastle’s own Stig Of The Dump & long time collaborators/local veterans Esyoube aka King Hippo …
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Sammy Holmes

10 Questions – Sammy Holmes

Welcome back to another round of the infamous 10 Questions. As ever we will be keeping it light, allowing our guests to expand on their answers as much as their time allowed. This week, we’re kicking it with Sammy Holmes… …
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