We play tunes from the project, premiere a few tracks from the vaults that no one has ever heard before, take a live caller, and have an in-depth discussion about all things hip-hop.
It’s always fun to hang out with this guy. And if you ever get a chance to see him perform, do yourself a favour and catch one of his shows. He has an incredible stage presence and energy and puts on one of the best live shows I have ever seen.
“Low Fidelity Broadcast” is out now wherever you get your music.
Neek the Exotic ft Bumpy Knuckles – O.G. Season Cayoz – No Love Lost Pearl Harba – Overtime Double XX Posse – Not Gonna Be Able to Do It Brand Nubian – Drop the Bomb Branded Moore & DJ Over – IDGAF Kyle Kanevil ft Branded Moore, Exit Only, A-Fos, Shanktooth – Mind of a Menace Branded Moore & DJ Over ft Jordel Downz – Go Gettas Branded Moore & DJ Over – It’s a Demo Branded Moore – Moore’s House Branded Moore – The MC The People – Not Listening Sankdafied ft Branded Moore – Easy Mullet N Steps – Open Letter Ngajuana ft Branded Moore – Primative Tragedy & BP ft Apathy, and DJ Stitches – Mastermind PR DepARTment ft Scottie Royal – RX Moses Rockwell – Pants! Blaq Poet – Declare War Del the Funky Homosapien – Mr. Dobalina Gangstarr – Skills
This is Episode 78 of Know Your History and features music by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5, an interview with the first hip-hop promoter (it isn’t who you think) and a song by Akala that gets us thinking about how far back this genre of music actually goes.
You can stream or download the clean or explicit version of the show below for free.
My daughter came with me to the radio station last night, just to hang out. But when we got there, it was eerily silent. The computer was not broadcasting the show that comes on before mine. Instead, there was the dreaded thing that sometimes happens in radio – dead air.
I quickly threw on a CD and began to set up my gear. I had planned to start Word is Bond Rap Radio a bit early. But Mars March has a better idea. She asked if she could play some of her music. I needed time to set up so it seemed like a great idea.
She absolutely loved having the chance to be a radio DJ and spin some pop punk music. She didn’t even let something like losing her voice prevent her from doing the show.
I hope you enjoy the very first episode of The Mars March Show!
This is huge. We have never dedicated an entire day to hip-hop before on Radio Western. But what better day to do it than August 11th, the official birthday of hip-hop.
There will be mixshows by live DJs, interview segments, Know Your History episodes, trivia, special guests, and much more.
This is bound to be a great day. And the best of all, it’s free. Just tune in your radio or stream in online. Celebrate hip-hop with us tomorrow.
You can catch me from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., and then again at 12:00 noon, and finally at 3:30 p.m.
I will be looking closely at why August 11th is considered hip-hop’s birthday, why the Cold Crush Brothers never got their due, exploring the very first rap song recorded (it’s not what you think – and it’s not that one either), and looking at the four elements of hip-hop in depth.
DJ Hullewud will be on at his regular time 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight with Break North Radio.
And Tyler Hetherington returns to the airwaves to kick it all off tonight at midnight.
One of the lyrics in a song I played this week says, “Every show needs a DJ” and I couldn’t agree more. That’s why you get two hours of music mixed live on the radio every week here on Word is Bond Rap Radio. And hire a DJ if you are putting on a rap concert. You need one!
Lee Reed – The New Steal Rifree ft Jabba the Kut – Beauty in Every Sky Solar C ft Bes Kept – Open Trails Dizz1 ft MED & Jimetta Rose – Hard to Breathe Just Taylor – D3 Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh – The Meeting Chris ORrick ft Fashawn – Bottom Feeders Awaxx of The Rhythm Writers – Terminally Local 2Pac ft Scarface – Smile A.G. – Magical World J Scienide & Bozack Morris – Capeesh Realio Sparkzwell ft C Rayz Walz – Bite on this Olive TSP – Verbal Combat Solomon Childs – Statik Bars Beat Rabbi ft Deepspace5 – Return of the Real Hard Beats Napoleon Da Legend – Gigantic Egos MikeAll ft NoMC and Trcay Soman – Mic Issues Ambition – Get Down (We Can) Tongue Helmet – the unknown Buck-N-Nice – Leader Beastie Boys – Here’s a Little Something For Ya Ill Seer – Lampin in Lambton LEX – Phase Out (The Bullsh*t) Malcolm Jay – Colours ullnevano & MANHE – Time Wasted Del & Amp Live – Gravy Train Exit Only – Comic Lee Reed – The Cost of Tacos M.Sea – Lucid Dreams TNV (That New Vessel) – Baggage Claim INI – Think Twice Cquel – Respect the Elements The Roots – Break You Off
Just across the border of Sarnia, Ontario is the small community of Port Gratiot. I decided to explore the nature preserve and walking trail because I like exploring new places to run and thought doing so in a different country would be a nice change of pace.
The trail had regular distance markings along it, which was really nice.
And it boarded several small ponds. There were also playground structures and open fields for children to enjoy.
Kettlewell Pond is a great place to enjoy nature. It allows for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing and is easily accessible via the paved trail.
There are several docks around the perimeter of the pond as well.
This run was beautiful but the trail itself is a little short. It continues alongside a street a little further back but does not go into the woods as I would have hoped. Instead, that area is fenced off for the nature reserve.
Want to explore other hiking or nature trails?
Visit the photographic tour archive to look at dozens and dozens of posts just like this one. I hope to see you out on the trails this summer.
I know someone who called our college radio station, “Radio Roulette – you never know what you are going to get.” It’s an apt description of what we do at Radio Western.
Last week, I had a listener text in to the station who had been listening to the station for 24 hours straight. She told me that she enjoyed the first part of the show but had to turn the station off when the music got too explicit for her (both in message and language content)
I still feel bad about chasing away a listener. I like to play positive hip-hop but every now and then I play some offensive stuff. It’s the nature of the genre.
Did I go too far this week? Was it too much? What do you think?
Ozay Moore – P.T.P.I. Dan-e-o ft Illa J – Spit Black Milk – Could It Be The Hoodies – Take It Gangstarr – DWYCK (Amerigo Gazaway Remix) D-sisive ft Adam Bomb – Tell Me Different MC Paul Barman – (((99.99999))) Eternia & Moss ft Rah Digga and Lady of Rage – The BBQ Remix 2Mex ft Murs and Ariano – Rollercoaster Tempomental – Down to Earth Acetik & Philthy Pro – Figure Euphrates – Spiderhole Mister Cleen – Copyright Criminal DL Incognito ft Caliph – Grey Hairs Audio Two – When the 2 Be on the Mic Rustee Juxx & Jake Palumbo ft Ras Kass – Wake Up Redman – YA The Red Giants – Trying Apollo Brown & Locksmith – Between the Raindrops Buckshot and 9th Wonder – Ready (Brand New Day) Jay-Z – Song Cry Mobb Deep ft Melissa J – That’s the Thing MC Eiht – Def Wish III Sudden Movement – Art of War Classified – Damn Right Primal Winds – Smokin’ Aces Addict Flow – Alright The Mighty Rhino – Sons of the Boulevard Evidence – 10,000 Hours TapesOne2 – What I Want Skyzoo – The Purpose Ngajuana ft Bobbi Reid – No Lies (Remix)
The start of the podcast today isn’t the start of the show. It starts at 3:55. I normally edit this out of the podcast version. Oops, sorry!
The Third Doctor is no longer exiled on Earth. The TARDIS works and he is ready to go on an adventure, but before he can, a strange spaceship crashes and begins what looks to be a full-scale invasion.
Fortunately for the Doctor, his previous incarnation shows up to help him battle this new foe. And just like the television series, UNIT is right there fighting alongside them. It feels like a natural continuation of the television series. The humour, action, and adventure are all there. And it just feels right.
This graphic novel has some great Easter Eggs for Doctor Who fans both new and old. It ties into the original series as well as the new incarnation by making references to the Tenth Doctor.
Unfortunately, this was the only mini-series produced for this incarnation of the Doctor. It was a great read and I would have loved to have seen more.
I got my start on radio ten years ago with Daddy J on a show called DOPEfm. The show is still going strong Saturday nights in Hamilton, ON, Canada on 93.3 CFMU.
Daddy J paid the Forest City a special visit last week and it was great to have him co-host the show with me.
If you missed it, press play and enjoy the podcast. And make sure you share it on social media. We appreciate the support.
Von Pea and the Other Guys – Talent Afu-Ra _ Whirlwind Thru Cities Large Professor – The Rap Game Jon Corbin – On Tonight Tre-L – Travel Alone Blueprint – Don’t Look Back Apathy ft Oh No and Kappa Gamma – Charlie Brown Coops – That Jazz Chef Borges – Just Chillin’ Gangstarr – Full Clip Blackastan & Stu Bangas – Zone Out The Red Giants – The Move Cappadonna – Forever Hip-Hop The Mighty Rhino – How Ya Like That Sareem Poems & Ess Be ft Finale – Shallow Conscious ft Krs-One – No Weakness Quadrival – Got it Good Baba Brinkman – Zombie Danielson & Asun Eastwood – Underbelly Die-rek – Remember the Good Farm Fresh – 8 Bells Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz – Motivation Buck 65 – That’s the Way Love Dies Moses Rockwell– Wait Traffimatics – Freestyle Chan Hays – Go Ahead Blackalicious – The Sun Black Thought & 9th Wonder ft Styles P – Making a Murderer
I’ve gotten a little bit behind on the podcasting of the radio show, and for that I apologize.
I liked the idea of podcasting the show as quickly as possible after the live show. I had been trying to get the new shows posted by Wednesday of each week but that hasn’t been working so well. It’s hard to stay on top of everything (life, family, work, school, exercise, etc) and be as timely as I wanted to be with the posting.
So, I think I will be going back to my old schedule. I plan to release the podcasts on Monday mornings, one week after the original show has aired. Today’s show is Part 2 from the extended show I did two weeks ago and it features an interview with Sankdafied and a live in-studio performance from Traffimatics.
Press play and enjoy!
Apollo Brown & Locksmith – No Question PRhyme – Courtesy Asheru – Make Magic Cquel – Memory Lane MarQ Spekt & Blockhead – The Truest Sankdafied – Common MC Paul Barman – Youngman Speaks on (((race))) Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz – New Enemy Blueprint ft Slug & Wordsworth – Night Writers Marlowe – Lost Arts Traffimatics – Freestyle (live) Akala – Find No Enemy 38 Spesh, NOREm Vado, Benny the Butcher – Binoculars Purpose and BBZ Darney – House on the Hill Pro Status – Reflections Primal Winds – Buckle Bunnies Brother Ali – Forest Whittaker Common – 1-9-9-9 Kadyelle – Road to Nowhere Gravediggaz – Nowhere to run, Nowhere to hide Murs – Powerful Traffimatics ft Mad Hattr & Chase March – Y’allreadyknow Mobb Deep – Temperature’s Rising A Tribe Called Quest – Peace, Prosperity, & Paper John Creazy ft Benny – Best Friends Artson ft Malcolm Ali – The Drum Backburner – Eclipse Statik Selectah ft 2 Chains and Wiz Kalifa – Man of the Hour Wu-Tang Clan – Lesson Learned Senica Da Misfit – Low Self Esteem Career Crooks – Least Important Most Important