Name: Werd (Drew Devine)
Location: Edinburgh (Auld Reekie), Scotland, UK
Label: Self Published/Independent ‘Sons of Scotland’ aka ‘S.O.S’
‘The Scottish Rapper Mixtape’ is Werd’s first solo release after the CD release ‘Sons of Scotland Presents: Werd n Deeko vol.1’ in 2008. It comes as a free download to further try and push the much slept on Scottish hip-hop/rap scene. Werd has preformed in the main Scottish cities doing local underground nights that have always been full of homegrown talent and a healthy atmosphere. When we think of UK rap most people would think London and well, just England. However, in recent years Scottish rap has spread, with Werd (and Deeko) getting play not only in his own country but overseas in Germany, Norway, France and the US. Local Radio has been helped with BBC’s 1Xtra and other large stations playing Scottish hip-hop, but the true talent remains underground. Production and beat making in Scotland’s are also on the up, with Werd continually working with new groups and solo beat makers to find that original sound. The fact is, The Scottish Rapper does exist and has done for some time.
A clean version of ‘The Scottish Rapper Mixtape’ is also available for radio broadcast.
Check out the new S.O.S. Mixtape on FREE Download and hear not only emcee ‘Werd’ but features from other S.O.S. member ‘Deeko’ and guest verses from Edinburgh’s ‘Stonez Tha Riddlah’ and ‘Wardie Burns’. Also featuring production by Drew Devine, UV Beatz, Future Presents and Savage Sound System.
Also look out for further releases from Edinburgh aka Auld Reekie:
Werd – Patient Empowerment E.P.
Werd – Rap: Scottish Re-Mixtape
Werd n Deeko – I-Rap Scottish (I-tunes)
Read a new Werd interview here talking about Scottish rap and his current Mixtape:
To view artwork and buy the older S.O.S. Mixtape go here:
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