1. This Coming Friday


    After months of painstaking graft and numerous hurdles, issue 13 is finally ready for general release. As the first to include a cover price the team behind Wordplay hope this will allow them to invest more in the culture they strive to uphold and display.

    The brand new issue of the infamous Wordplay Magazine features huge features from the real world of Hip Hop & more..

    + The return of WORDPLAY SESSIONS VOL. 4 free CD by DJ Fingerfood, with the usual list of exclusive tracks. Featuring The Four Owls, Jack Jetson, Black Josh, Fliptrix, Paro, Lee Scott, Bva, Life MC, Ramson Badbonez, Index, Stinkin Slumrok & many more.

    Get yours now at Suspect Packages

    Also! Read the Holdin’ Court Presents: Boom Bap Professionals event feature on the Wordplay Magazine Website HERE

  3. Not long now!


    There’s just 4 days to go before we takeover the Readipop tent at Caversham between 5.00-6.30pm this Saturday 12th July… Double-click on the image above to check out the FB event page..

    Also don’t forget, this coming Friday, the day before, we’re up in Manchester for Golden Egg Presents: Ballo Streetwear 1st Birthday with our man Tek Tha Supah LAtin at Fallow Cafe 11pm-3am!

  5. July 25th in Dalston

    Reading heads! Readipop, the local music and arts charity has entrusted us to bring Hip-Hop to Caversham Festival this summer and we need your help to demonstrate [to them] what we’ve been building over the past five and a half years!

    We’ve been allocated an hour and a half from 5.00-6.30pm on Saturday 12th July on the Readipop stage to do our thing…

    Please click the image above to go to our FB event page and please spread the word!

  7. Dj BB, L-Zee & Onoe Caponoe pose for a photo mid set at Holdin’ Court back in May.

  9. Apathy & Celph Titled inside a packed out Exchange, Bristol (which now owes us our sense of hearing!)

    There’s a nice Wordplay Magazine write-up with loads more images taken by UKHH Sharp Shooter Anis Ali here


    Friday 23rd, Free entry at Hysteria, Dalston.

    Every once in a while, something special happens. A new direction is formed by person(s) thinking outside the box. Their approach, their sound, their ethos.

    The Natural Curriculum are Aver, Billy Sykes, Dan Chalk, Paul Omas and beatboxer Jam.

    Unique, distinctive and consistent are all words which can be used to describe the quality of their work to date. Still their back catalogue remains slept on - We’re hoping to help change that.

    The crews most recent release was One For Being Me, rapper Dan Chalk’s solo album. It’s brilliantly honest and open. The production, pace and arrangement is excellent. Recently receiving heavy rotation on BBC 6music (thanks to Lauren Laverne), you won’t have heard anything quite like this in UK Hip-Hop. Go find it for yourself if you haven’t already. We think It’s sublime, we’re sure you’ll agree.

    Joining members of TNC is someone else who has continued to deliver his own unique blend of distinctive, consistent production. Producer Sam Zircon has, in the past, collaborated with Cappo, Mnsr Frites (Granville Sessions), Stinkin’ Slumrok and most recently Parallax, who will be joining him on the night. His head nodding beats demonstrate an ability to create new classics (if he hasn’t already). Expect big things from this guy, he’s most certainly one to watch!

    Parallax is a rapper/producer & engineer located in London. His focus is on bringing golden era Hip-Hop back through both raw beats and lyrical content. As testament, his recent track Hip-Hop Philosophy does just that!