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Heads Up with Sankdafied on WIB Rap Radio

Sankdafied came by Radio Western this week to leak a few tracks from his forthcoming album Atoms and Evolution.

I subjected him to a game of Heads Up, the Ellen smartphone app that had us trying to guess clues in her hip-hop category. And of course, I played two hours of great underground hip-hop.

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Hex One – Yes Yes Yall
Edo.G ft The Bulldogs – It Is
6 Bronx Zoo – Take Columbus Day Off the Calendar
David Begun ft Fugees and Bob Marley – Take It Easy Shankin
Soundminds – Don’t Touch That Dial
Hanz On – Straight Business
Zoetic Minds – You Don’t Want Me Around
Hex One ft Skyzoo – Peep the Steez
The Cheeba Hawk Consortion ft Dres – Better Yourself
Sankdafied – On My Own
Sankdafied – Detained
Sankdafied ft Chase March – Back at the Spot
DJ Premier ft Asap Ferg – Our Streets
Fortunato – Keep It Humble
Notion ft Cee and Myer Clarity – Hurt
AZ – Rather Unique
Brother Ali – Forest Whitaker
Dilated Peoples – You Can’t Hide, You Can’t Run
Skrewtape – Sell It for Two
Ras Kass – Kill the Messenger
Planet Asia ft Chace Infinite, Innate, and Bumps – Tha Movement
Wu-Tang Clan – It’s Yours
GZA – Pencil
Method Man – Meth Vs Chef
Rapsody – Nobody

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Word is Bond Exclusive – Tone Chop and Frost Gamble

Tone Chop and Frost Gamble call into Word is Bond Rap Radio to talk about their new album “Respect is Earned Not Given” and premiere some of the tracks. The project drops on Friday, so if you like what you hear, go cop it.

We also are giving away tickets to Hip-Hop Anonymous in London, ON. Canada on Friday. To win, simply like our Facebook page and share the event page and a podcast post for your chance to win. The winner will be announced Wednesday. Good luck!

Koss ft Blaq Poet – The Realness
Mother Tareka – The First Elephant (John P Remix)
Cee & Myer Clairty – What We Want
Teenburger – Keep Running
Blu & Exile – Constellations
Bruse Wane – Empire State
Glasshouse Prods by Muse the Rockwell – Free Written
Rapsody – Chrome (Like Ooh)
Midaz the Beast – 411
Alchemist ft Cool Connexion – Monnaie

Tone Chop and Frost Gamble Interview

featuring these tracks . . .
– Walk the Walk (ft Kool G Rap)
– Bing Stories
– Passion
– It’s Hip-Hop
– Krs-One & Marley Marl – Hip-Hop Lives (I Come Back)
– Guillotine Chop (ft White Rhino & Planet Asia)
– Leave It Alone (ft Ruste Juxx & Nobi)

AdELA ft Kool G Rap – Main Attraction
Juiceboxxx – Freaking Out
Common ft Kanye West – Go
Nas – You’re Da Man
Lil Neeks – Universal
The People – Bed Bugs
Funky Pandas (Jeru & Psycho Les) – Dope Dealer
Anoyd – Name Brand Water
Traffimatics ft Mad Hattr and DJ Chase March – Yallready Know

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Stewie visits Word is Bond Rap Radio

Local emcee, Stewie joined me at Radio Western Monday night to talk about the cool shows he’ll be playing at over the next few weeks, to world premiere his song “Why They So Serious” on the radio, and to kick a few freestyle rhymes.

We talk about horror movies, the melding of rock and rap, take some questions via text message, and give away tickets to a lucky caller. And of course, I come correct on the 1s and 2s with some dope new hip-hop and underground classics.

So press play and enjoy the show, and we hope to see you out at the concerts we mention.

Abhi the Nomad – Mama Bling
Grieves ft Slug – Astronauts
Marco Polo ft Masta Ace, Posdnous, and Dion – Glory (Finish Hard)
Koss ft Keith Murray – This is Now
Big Sporxx ft Theo 3 – Light Work
Moka Only – Featuring Drake
Group Home – Living Proof
O.D.B. – Brooklyn Zoo
Heiroglyphics – Make Your Move
Prophets of Rage – Hail to the Chief
Teenburger – The Weirding Way
Awol & Factor – Stand Up
MInk ft Abstract Rude and Jobe – Momsabop
The Beatnuts ft Big Pun – Off Tha Books
Lute – Juggin’
Stewie – Why They So Serious
D Stroy – The Art of Getting Mine
D.O. Gibson – We Did It
Dan-e-o ft Thrust, Big Kishm Eternia, Moka Only, and Maestro – League of Legends
Stewie – Freestyle
deM AtlaS – World Laughs @ U
Tempomental ft Mad Hattr – I’ve Been Feeling

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Oh KG and Labeled Minority Live on Word is Bond

Word is Bond Rap Radio has a few world premieres for you on today’s show. First up, Oh Kg stops by the studio to drop his new single. Then we have the long-awaited Ngajuana track “Murder in Reverse.” In it, Ngajuana tells a story in rhyme from top to bottom. He then reverses the direction and tells the story from bottom to top. It’s mindblowing track that left us all speechless.

Labeled Minority also talk about the big things they have on the horizon, kick a live freestyle cipher on the air, and give away some concert tickets.

It was a fun show. If you missed it live, or just want to catch it again, press play and enjoy!

Black Moon – I Gotcha Open
The Artifacts – Wrong Side of the Tracks
PMD – Slow Ya Roll
Dysfunkshunal Familee – Get Live
Tone Chop & Frost Gamble – In the Streets
Inspectah Deck and Caper – Dangerous Men
LX Beats ft Chino XL, T.Rads, and Big G’s – Autumn Bars
Mike Delorean ft Ali Vegas – Mac in the Engine
Oh Kg – What a Day
Ngajuana – Murder in Reverse
Labeled Minority – Get Up & Go
Labeled Minority and Chase March – Cypher Freestyle
Daniel Son & Falconcrest – Pink Death
Soul King – Barbershop Music
Evidence – To Be Continued
Jay-Z – Moment of Clarity
Amerigo Gazaway ft Common and Stevie Wonder – Living for the Chi-City
More or Les and Recordface – End of the World
Biz Markie – Just a Friend
Awkword – Heather Heyer
Cymarshall Law – A Different Cloth
Windchill – 2nd Wind
MF Doom – Notebook 03

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Eclipsing All Other Mixshows (WIB Rap Radio)

The moon tried to black out the sun and everyone looked towards the sky to witness the total solar eclipse this week.

That same night on Word is Bond Rap Radio I did my best to eclipse all other playlists and podcasts with two hours of underground hip-hop mixed live on the radio.

Records passed in front of each other, like the moon and the sun. They played together to create transitions and blends. It might not have been as visually stunning as the celestial event but it wass audibly pleasing and it’s just as worthy of your time.

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K-Def and The Artifacts – Left in My Dust
Oh No ft Casual – Sun Raise Son
Apathy and O.C. – Soviet Official
Rational ft Pigeon John and Mr. J Medeiros – Dream On
Def 3 – S.O.S.
Digital Underground – Same Song
Redman – Put It Down
Dirty Circus ft Shad – Into the Sun
Phife Dawg – Thought U Wuz Nice
Special Ed – Think About It
Eminem – Without Me
Amerigo Gazaway – Bad Girl
Cquel – Free My Soul
David Strickland ft EPMD and Saukrates – Armed and Dangerous
Unknown Hollamoor – Dog Off Chains
Lee Reed – Same Old Same
Young Black Teenagers – Soul Wide Open
Prozack Turner ft Brother Ali – High Enough
Brother Ali – Writer’s Block
Grieves – Gutz
Kool Krys ft Nilla – Knockout
Branded Moore ft Mad Hattr – Life I Lead
Moka Only ft Pharcyde – Picture Clear
Unknown Prophets ft Slug – Never
Atmosphere – January on Lake Street
Main Source – Snake Eyes
Mega Ran ft Homeboy Sandman – Faculty Lounge
Sareem Poems and Terem – Walk and Talk

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DJ Chase March on The Come Up Show

WIB takes over The Come Up Show (1)

I am pleased to announce that I will be the guest-host and deejay tomorrow on The Come Up Show from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on 94.9 CHRW.

I am usually on late-night  with my show “Word is Bond Rap Radio” on the same station. It is nice to have an earlier time slot for once. If you are not a night owl, you can finally hear me spin live.

Please call in to the station to say, “What’s up?” at (519) 661-3600 when you are listening. You can also text that number.

I plan on playing nothing but Canadian hip-hop music tomorrow. If you have a request, call, text, or hit me up on social media.

I’m looking forward to rocking for you in the day-time / early evening.

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Paying Tribute to Muhammad Ali on Word is Bond Rap Radio

I had to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali on the radio program last week. Without him, I don’t think we would have hip-hop music and culture. He was a forefather of the art-form. He rapped before anyone knew what rapping was. He had a braggadocio flow that emcees still try to emulate. He is mentioned in countless songs as well. I start off the show with a few of them.

Rest in Peace, Muhammad Ali! You will never be forgotten!

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Muhammad Ali – clip
LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
Common – The Game
Gangstarr – DWYCK
Fugees – Ready or Not
Craig G – This Man (That Ain’t Cool)
Sa-Roc – Eye of the Phoenix
Zoetic Minds – Like This Son
The Sunchild – One Love
Moore & Exit Only – Write 2 Know
Gigi – Extravagant
Cold Lo – Ravenous Wolves
D-sisive – The Stranded
db Sota – The Road to Brooklyn
Apathy – Blow Ya Head Off
Relic – Not Alone
Complex Theory – Long Road
Lincoln Marshall – Tombstones
Moka Only – Right
Seek the Northerner – One of a Kind
Jeff Spec – I Put a Spell on You
Aspects ft Raekwon – Wulocks
Stargate – Dimension
Cymarshall Law and Mr. Joeker – My Soul
The Polish Ambassador ft Mr. Lif – Lost and Found
Jon Corbin – A New Direction for Jon Corbin
Pro Era – Tres Passing
Wycked Truth ft Tempomental – Behind the Mask
Phoniks and Rashan Ahmad – Manuscripts
Beneficience – The Block
Dex Amor and Goldenbeats – What Do Ai Say

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Scott Pilgrim’s London, ON. Connection

Scott Pilgrim Vol 1

Scott Pilgrim Vol 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley

I saw the film, Scott Pilgrim vs The World a few years back and I was impressed with the quirky writing, hilarious scenes, and original story. I knew that it was based on a book but I knew nothing about the print version of it whatsoever.

I saw this book in the library last week and decided to pick it up. After reading it, I must say that the movie stays true to the source material. I haven’t read the entire story though, it continues on in a few separate graphic novels, but so far everything that has happened on the page, pretty much happened in the film too.

Reading the afterward was especially enlightening. I knew the story was uniquely Canadian but I didn’t know of the London, Ontario connection.

Scott Pilgrim Afterward

My radio show, Word is Bond, is on the very same station the author mentions in the afterward. I’ve been to concerts at Call the Office, a local venue. And I have shopped at Sunrise Records in Westmount Mall.

It was cool to see that Bryan Lee O’Malley was inspired to write this story from his time spent in London, Ontario.

This story was told so well on the screen that I can honestly say that the film version is better than the book. It’s hard to say that about any movie. In fact, I have only had one other film, in my opinion, that surpasses the book. Ironically, it was a comic as well. I am talking about V for Vendetta. 

The afterward is fairly long. It includes character sketches and information about how each character came to be. It shows how the author used real locations and photos to draw the scenes. It even includes the original pitch he made to get the series green lit. It is a nice window into the entire creative process.

I think you should check out both the film and print versions and get to know Scott Pilgrim. You won’t be disappointed.

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Celebrating 4 Years of Word is Bond Rap Radio

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Tonight, we celebrate the 4th Anniversary of Word is Bond Rap Radio.

It’s hard to believe that I started this show four years ago. I have had some great times on the airwaves, produced dozen of documentaries about hip-hop, interviewed close to 100 musicians, had live performances, and spun a lot of great music.

We are having a party at the radio station to celebrate this milestone. If you live anywhere near London, Ontario, Canada, please come by CHRW at Western University to kick it with me live on the air. You are invited to perform a song, jump in on a cypher, and spin a few tracks.

BRING – your beats or tunes on a USB

TUNE IN LIVE – if you can’t make it out, listen to the radio  or stream it worldwide.

PHONE IN – (519) 661-3600 I will put you on the air to give your shout-outs and well-wishes.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day With WIHH6

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International Women’s Day is Tuesday March 8th.

We are marking this special occasion with 7 hours of radio content focusing on the Women in Hip-Hop. It gets underway starting at midnight tonight on 94.9 CHRW.

It’s our 6th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular and we have an exciting line-up of artist interviews, guest DJs, a round table panel discussion, a spotlight on female rap history, and much more.

We will also be podcasting a different segment of the show every day this week.

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Campus Radio is a Jewel for the Community

CHRW is a JewelAs you know, I have a radio show on 94.9 CHRW. I just celebrated the 200th episode of the show and I couldn’t have done it with the support of Western University and the airwaves on which to broadcast.

My show has given me access to all sorts of musicians and celebrities. I have interviewed some of my favourite artists and even talked to Olympic Champions on the air.

The station gives back to the diverse community by offering programming in a variety of different languages.

There are close to 170 students who freely give their time to host programs, do the news, cover the university sporting events,  and work behind the scenes in the technical realm. There are nearly as many community volunteers or alumni still donating their time and expertise to the station as well.

Some of our volunteers have moved on to prominent positions in the media as well. Kevin Newman now works for CTV. Daniel Shulman moved on to TSN and ESPN directly from CHRW. Stephen Brunt writes for the Globe and Mail. Adrienne Arsenault is a familiar face on CBC. And that it just the tip of the iceberg.

Our hosts regularly give their time to fundraising efforts in the community. We champion for the students of Western University and deliver relevant and timely content to everyone within listening range, and the entire world through online streaming and archived shows.

We play a lot of local artists and support Canadian talent every single week. The music landscape in London, Ontario is rich and diverse, and we celebrate that wholeheartedly.

The radio station relies on donations during its annual pledge week to maintain its costs of operation. However, the main source of funds comes from a student levy that sees every student contributing $13 to CHRW. 94% of our funding comes from this fee.

In my humble opinion, this is a very small price to pay for such a jewel. We need local programming on the radio and on television. Local TV is facing a crisis right now when it comes to original and news programming. We don’t want to see our voice on the radio dial shrink or, even worse, be silenced.

What you can do!

    • Take to Social Media like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and any other sites you use to tell people how important CHRW is to you.
    • Go to the Budget Presentation and USC Motion on Wednesday February 24th at 6:00 p.m. (Room 269C, UCC, Western University Campus)
    • Contact the Student Council and let them know how you feel.
    • Listen to the station and share online that you do!

Thank you for being on this musical journey with me for the past four years. Let’s fight to keep our station viable and broadcasting for the good of the students, the community, and the university at large.

Much appreciated!