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#GutterButter with @GRIFFandish

Another fortnight has passed and as such, here we are with another instalment of #GutterButter, Wordplay’s only dedicated section on Grime. From heavyweight veterans Dizzee Rascal and Ghetts to relatively new boys on the block like Blade Brown, we’ve got …
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Diamond D: Diam Piece.

Over 20 years in the game, grammy winner for his contribution to the Fugees monster album ‘The Score. Commando of a tremendous amount of boom bap, Diamond D is still a best kept secret. The diggin in the crates master …
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Habitus – Beat the Pad & Write the Rhymes

Hip Hop will always be beyond and above the person with a Mic in hand, it’s about the dedication of music, the beats and the rhymes. There are very few artists of today that can deliver a unique Flow, but …
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10 Q’s – Juga-Naut

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 Juga-Naut, check it. What’s the worst …
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Stalley: Ohio

Stalley is an MC from Massillon in, yeah you guessed it, Ohio, and this appropriately titled project is his debut solo album, released through Maybach Music Group. Stalley has always maintained his lyrical integrity, so it may have been somewhat …
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Dej Loaf: Sell Sole

Def Loaf is blowing up at the moment. It just seemed out of nowhere that I was waking up to her single “Try Me”. The melodic ode to retribution, retaliation, and get back is an admitted winner. So, this Detroit …
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Interview – The Last Skeptik

You’ve moved further away from traditional hip-hop as your career has progressed, employing influences from a variety of genres. Has that been a conscious decision? Yes and no. I’ve always wanted to play my own lane – people are going …
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Azad Right: For The Hopeful

Azad Right is an LA based, Iranian-American MC, and ‘For The Hopeful’ is his newest project; it’s a 10 track offering, and it’s a completely cohesive affair. Azad certainly has a great ear for beats, the instrumentals on this project …
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10 Q’s Flo

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 beautiful Flo, check it. 1. …
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Army Of The Pharaohs: Heavy Lies The Crown

What can I say about Army Of The Pharaohs that hasn’t already been said? Aside from having an ultra-cool name? An unprecedented, ever-evolving line up of dope-in-their-own-right solo artists forged together as one of the most audacious super-groups of all …
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Stanley Odd – A Thing Brand New

Odd by name, odd by nature – Stanley Odd are an anomaly in more ways than one. For a start, this a not your standard MC/producer scenario, but a fully fledged band 6 members deep, with a singer and instruments …
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CSWS November

Cant Stop Wont Stop – Market Bar

Nottingham’s Market Bar will be getting the full Can’t Stop Won’t Stop flavour this month as each 3rd friday will see them bring a host of dope names to this vibrant venue. Confirmed acts for this opening night are; CHRIS …
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Synik & Rod McCoy – Selah

Selah, the first full length album from Southern MC’s Synik & Rod McCoy, pushed by Audible Hustle Entertainment, brings all the things we love about Southern Hip-Hop into one underground LP just shy of an hour long. Both Synik and …
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10 Questions – Candy, MZK

Next in line for our series of 10 questions, Mighty Zulu Kween, Bgirl Candy: 1: What first got you into breakin’? I saw Floorlords vs Breaks Kru in The Bronx at Battle of the Boroughs and the Mexican by Babe …
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Diamond District – March On Washington

Diamond District are a Washington, DC based super-group consisting of Oddisee, yU and X.O. Billed as “revitalising a sound once consigned to the catacombs”, I was expecting a real dirt-ridden, scuzzed-out experience when listening to their new long player. Indeed, …
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