The Wordplay Podcast brings you interviews that get you closer to your favourite artists from across the many realms of Rap music. Tarek finds out what shapes these artists, what drives them and how they see their world.
Wordplay Podcast DEC20: Verbz & Mr Slipz
Tarek is joined by Verbz and Mr Slipz (2:50), the rapper-producer duo fresh from the release of their new album 'Radio Waves' on High Focus Records. We talk about what the experience of being on this infamous label is actually like. We talk about the UK Hip Hop scene, drugs, alcohol, mental health, dogs and how all those things relate. To top it off, we also have a very special live recording from our Wordplay Sessions series, this time from member of Afrobeat collective Kokoroko and Soul singer in his own right, Oscar Jerome (29:30)!
Wordplay Podcast NOV20: Che Lingo & Enny
Tarek is joined by Che Lingo (16:50), the fast rising rapper who is doing some incredible things; his new album and tracks being featured in both the gaming and anime worlds as well as becoming part of Black Lives Matter protests. Fellow South London rapper, Enny also joins this episode (4:00) for Tracking Back, where we get insight on the early years and journey that has shaped her today, including the interactions she had with the late Rap legend, Ty.
Wordplay Podcast OCT20: Lex Amor & Bel Cobain
Tarek is joined by the evocative lyricist that is Lex Amor to break down her new project 'Government Tropicana', the biggest learnings from her Mum and what purpose means to her (19:10). The enchanting sounds of Bel Cobain also joins Tarek for Tracking Back, where we get insight on the early years and journey that has shaped her today (4:10) and we have a live Wordplay Session from Jords (43:50)!
Wordplay Podcast SEP20: Lord Apex & Fliptrix
The Wordplay Podcast is back and so is Tarek! Cult favourite, Lord Apex joins the podcast to talk about his inspirations and changing surroundings (19:50). High Focus founder and Four Owls member, Fliptrix is in for Tracking Back, where we get insight on the early years that shaped him (3:00) and Harleighblu drops a live session (44:10) exclusively for the Wordplay Podcast!