Further to performing gigs at venues in the major cities, and hosting rap battles with Scotland Stand Up and UK’s Don’t Flop, Werd has excelled in this field, supporting the likes of Dr Syntax, Stig of The Dump, S.A.S. and Devlin in recent times.
As one of Scotland’s most established rappers, with countless mix-tape release and collaboration projects, it is remarkable that this is Werd’s first solo album. With a variation of styles and content it’s difficult to categorize this release to a specific tone, however that also means whatever style of Hip Hop you prefer, there’s something here for everyone. This is a must have for fans of UK / Scottish Hip Hop. On one hand we have deep personal songs such as ‘Find My-Sell’ and ‘MY State Of Mind’ that seep emotion, here we listen to Werd reflect on his life and journey within music. However, on the other end of the spectrum we have hard hitting punch lines and high energy tracks that we have come to expect from the Edinburgh emcee.
Production on the album comes in many forms and features an elite selection of Scottish beat-makers such as Nasty P, Bigg Taj, Scant Squad, UVBeatz & more. Furthermore, the vocal features on the release also contain the cream of the crop from the Scottish scene, Madhat McGore, Deeko, Wardie Burns, Conscious Route and Glasgow’s Mog to name a few. This isn’t only a release for pushing his music further, but rather the whole genre in Scotland.
’Even if you're just a casual hip hop listener, you owe it to yourself to give Werd a spin. The rhymes are as cunningly creative as they are uncompromising and he executes them with such furious, stylish precision.’ - The Pop Cop
‘With an array of genres, styles, and a clear passion for diversity, Werd continues to represent the Scottish Hip-Hop scene to the fullest.’ - Ryan Maxwell (Hip-HopKings.com)
‘Werd makes hip-hop sound easy. Even when he’s coasting, such as on sophomore track SOS All Day, the fluency of the rhymes shines through.’ - Ed Uncovered.
Untitled Scot released 31st July 2012 on Sons of Scotland (SOS)
Available on Itunes, Amazon and all other good digital sites, stream on Spotify or Bandcamp.
9th August: Henry Cellar’s Bar, Edinburgh
18th August: Courtyard Bar, Ayr
31st August: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
2nd September: Scottish New Music Awards, Classic Grand, Glasgow.