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10 Q’s – Cappo

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’s plucky contestant is the legend that is…Cappo. Check it. 1) Whats …
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Dephect presents Best Of Evil Ed mixed by Donnie Propa

With Evil Ed and Donnie Propa supplying some classic-tinged headnodders for this vinyl-only mixtape presented by Dephect, you can cop this for free and inject some goodness into your life. Including some rarities and remixes featuring Jehst, Tommy Evans and …
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Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow

So, it’s been seven long years since the last Wu-Tang album and me being a Hip Hop lover, secreted excitement from all my pores and only specific orifices when I was handed A Better Tomorrow to review – “I’m so …
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Slang Immaculate – The Immaculate Mixtape

OK, perhaps I’m the wrong guy to be reviewing this, I’m not the biggest fan of this sort of stuff. Slang Immaculate hails from Cambridge, and drops some electro/grime tinted tracks with aggressive raps and a solid, workman-like flow. In …
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10 Q’s – Danny Spice

So Having dropped the ‘Incredible’ 7″ single with Dizzy Dustin of Ugly Duckling earlier in the year, Danny Spice has just put out a super heavyweight EP ‘Live At The Throwdown’ complete with killer production, great guest MC’s and a …
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Roast Beatz & MC Manic – The Consolidation EP

Another extended-play, UK banger has landed for you all to drool over. Representing the seaside party vibes of Bournemouth, multi-faceted turntable mastermind DJ Roast Beatz has joined forces with sidekick MC Manic to deliver four tracks of madness for less …
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J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive

J. Cole just 3 weeks a go announced his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive out of absolutely nowhere. With no singles, no radio airplay or any real prior promotion, this was a brave and wholly interesting rollout for an …
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PRhyme – DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9

The most intriguing album of this year would have to be PRhyme. Royce Da 5’9 and DJ Premier are veterans in the hip hop game. And I’m not talking about “over 10 years making music” either. Royce has been at …
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NEFEW – Rise of the Antihero

American-Swiss Hip-Hop double team, NEFEW, have dropped their second studio album, Rise of the Antihero. Consisting of emcee, Polemikk, and producer, PA-Double, NEFEW set their sights on sharing with us their ideas on the vividly cultured world of Hip-Hop they’re …
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ShadyXV

Although not technically a new Eminem album per se, any new release coming out of Shady Records is an exciting time for hip-hop fans.  One disc collects classics from Eminem, as well as past and present signees to the label; …
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The Book Thieves – Getting Close to Midnight

Hailing from Oxford, by way of London and Bristol, the thieving two-piece Legoman and Ollie-Mac, are no strangers to the UK hip hop playing field despite only founding The Book Thieves (TBT) in 2011. TBT have dropped their fourth release; the …
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10 Questions – Midus (Style Elements Crew/ Originality Stands Alone)

1: What first got you into breakin’? I grew up with Hip-Hop around me. My older brother used to tag/write. Him and his friends schooled me on music, movies like Beat Street, graff magazines, etc from a young age. So …
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Zedo – Coffeeshop

Having read some other reviews of this free mixtape, I’ve notice a lot start with something along the lines of ‘this is the first I’ve heard of Zedo…’ I have to say, the same applies to myself, but it amazes …
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M.O.P. – Street Certified

Mash Out Posse have been around for yonks now, and have always peddled their aggressive, street-orientated, make-your-throat-hoarse rap with no compromise. Lil Fame (or Fizzy Womack as he’s also known) and Billy Danze have not mellowed with age, many of …
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LEVELZ: LVL 07

Amongst all the ranting, raving, trolling and debating which can accompany hip hop, one of the most enjoyable things as a fan is when something great comes along which makes any of that hullabaloo irreverent and irrelevant. Categorisation, sub genres …
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