I wanted to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with a special edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio. My goal was to play 150 Canadian hip-hop tracks to help celebrate Canada 150!
Last week, we started the quest and managed to play 30 tracks. Needless to say, this might take a a few more episodes to complete. But we will do it. There are so many great Canadian rap tracks. I look forward to highlighting some of the great ones in my collection.
We started this show off with a Mobb Deep song to pay tribute to Prodigy. We lost him way too soon. I did a tribute mixset for him on the weekend when I was the guest DJ for Break North Radio.
It only felt right to have a guest DJ kick off this special. DJ Mark the Mechanic blessed the show with some Canadian hip-hop classics and even spun a few that I had completely forgotten about.
Then, up-and-coming Vaughan emcee, Trist4n, strolled through to talk about his new single and forthcoming album.
Finally, I closed off the night by jumping on the 1s and 2s to bring some more Canadian hip-hop jams.
This show features these tunes . . .
Maestro Fresh Wes – Let Your Backbone Slide
Ground Control – Another Dope Jam
Main Source – Faking the Funk
MCJ and Cool G – No Sex With My Sister
Buck 65 – Wicked & Weird
K-os – Man I Used to Be
Rascalz, Checkmate, Kardinal, Choclair, and Thrust – Northern Touch
Choclair – Let’s Ride
Michie Mee and LA Luv – Elements of Style
Ghetto Concept – EZ on the Motion
Shad – Rose Garden
Swollen Members – Night Vision
Trist4n – Middle Class Kid
Labeled Minorities – Kingdom Come
Dream Warriors – My Definition
Dan-e-o – Dear Hip-Hop
Rascalz – Dreaded Fist
Saukrates – Money or Love
Maestro Fresh Wes – Drop the Needle
Kish – I Rhyme the World in 80 Days
Organized Rhyme – Check the O.R.
Kardinal Offishall – Bacardi Slang
Baba Brinkman – Keep it Positive
Fraction – Find Our Way
Word Burglar – So It Flows
Moore & Exit Only – Slackers
Classified ft Royce the 5’9″– Unexplained Hunger
Fresh Kils – Harder Than a Brick
Kool Krys – Let Me Play
Hip Club Groove – Trip to Reality
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Stay Tuned for the next installment on Monday. 30 down. 120 more to go. We’re working our way up to 150 Canadian hip-hop tracks with no repeats.
And if you are looking for something to do tonight, go see Mark the Mechanic holding it down on the 1s and 2s for a special Canada Day Hip-Hop Show.