Werd (SOS) is an award winning, Edinburgh based hip-hop artist well known throughout the Scottish scene. He has worked with, and continues to work with new and old artists in Scotland and abroad, creating music with some of Scotland's top producers and artists in the genre. 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.
Released on 13th March 2013, 'Strait Jacket' is the new concept EP from Edinburgh's Werd (SOS). Taking a trip through a surreal world, and one that mirrors his own, these six tracks have been used as a tool to reflect. Obscure, unusual, but typically personal, this is what happens when you combine quotes from a fairly average animated film, with the strangely arrogant-self loathing of a Scottish rapper. Free Download here: http://werd.bandcamp.com/album/strait-jacket-ep