Category Archives: DOPEfm

DOPEfm Meet Word is Bond (Hip-Hop Podcast)

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

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Women in Hip-Hop 6 TONIGHT!

WIHH 6We are celebrating International Women’s Day in a big way tonight.

It’s our 6th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular. 

An entire overnight of radio programming dedicated to hip-hop’s better half.

We have all sorts of great content lined up for you tonight.

We have an exclusive interview with the one and only, Michie Mee. She was the first rap artist out of Canada, the first one to get a record deal, and a true pioneer of the form.

We also have interviews with Eternia, Adria Kain, Keep Rocking You, DJ Mel Boogie, and Tre-L.

We have an amazing guest DJ that will be spinning female-fronted hip-hop as well, DJ T-jr. 

We have a spotlight on the second year rap music was recorded and all of the female voices you could hear that year. Throwing it back to 1980 with this special edition of Know Your History. 

And of course, we have a roundtable discussion featuring some very talented women; Jae the Lyoness, Chris Jay, and DJ T-jr. 

You won’t want to miss this!

LISTEN LIVE – Midnight through 7am EST TONIGHT on CFMU 93.3 fm in Hamilton.

  • On your radio dial in the Hamilton, Ontario area 93.3 FM
  • with the Tune In App
  • with the CFMU online stream
  • by phone, just dial 716-274-2506 and listen to the show LIVE or ON DEMAND
  • and you can find CFMU on select digital cable providers as well

and share online using the hashtags #WIHH6 , #IWD , and #IWD2016

Thank you for listening, sharing, and interacting!

Celebrate Christmas with 3 Hours of Mixtapes

Merry Christmas from SC

I get really bored of the same old Christmas Carols. That’s why I crafted some original Christmas-themed music mixes to help you celebrate the season.

A DOPEfm Christmas – great hip-hop mixed by yours truly

 

and if that doesn’t do you for your Christmas music needs, you can check for the sequel.

I’m proud that I didn’t have to repeat too many songs in this second edition either.

A DOPEfm Christmas 2

 

and if hip-hop isn’t your forte, you can stream or download,

All I Want for Christmas is a Mixtape!

 

Enjoy the tunes!

I wish you all the best this holiday season!

Canada Day Hip-Hop Style

Let’s Celebrate Canada Day with a nice hip-hop mix of homegrown talent.

The first half of the program is a mix of old and new Canadian hip-hop jams. Then, we finish off the show by dedicating the last half hour to the ladies of the north. We have some amazing talent in this country and it’s important to shed a light on hip-hop’s better half.

So, press play, enjoy the tunes, and Have a Wonderful Canada Day!

You can stream this mix with the player below, or click on the download link to take it with you wherever your holiday plans may bring you.

Part 1 – The Jams

Just Poets – Push to Strive
Flowtilla (Lee Reed and Mother Tareka) – Stop Line 9
Anonymous Twist – Stepped On
D-Sisive – If
Concrete Mob – Boiling Point
Relic aka Rel McCoy – Wink and a Nod
Theo 3 – I’ll Be Betteer
Wrabeanz – Canadian Dreaming

Part 2 – Canadian Women Rock the Mic!

Eternia – Final Offering
Lady ASG – The Thesis
Nilla / DJ Rummage – Us
Loowop ft Isis – The Love Haters
Kool Krys – Let Me Play
Class of 93 – Soul Runner
Skulastic – The Bridge
Haviah Mighty – Out the Door
Teck Zilla / Sonyae – L.O.V.E.
Eternia and Moss – Any Man

And for more great Canadian hip-hop, make sure to visit these websites

The Rap Guide to Evolution (Know Your History: Episode 52)

Baba BrinkmanWelcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. I’m your host Chase March and we have a great show for you today.

Normally, what I do on this program is build the show around a specific theme that is important to hip-hop culture. I do a lot of research, find songs that fit the topic, and combine all of that into a thirty minute documentary.

Today’s show is going to be a little different. We are going to combine science and hip-hop. Now, I know that doesn’t sound novel. Rappers often claim to drop science on their records, which of course is just slang meaning that they are going to try to educate you with their rhyme. When rappers drop science, they aren’t always discussing scientific principles.

Today, I am going to hand the reigns over to Baba Brinkman and he is going to be dropping actual science for the rest of the program. I will be airing his TED talk entitled, The Rap Guide to Evolution.

If you are not familiar with TED talks, you are in for a treat. TED started out as a conference back in 1984 where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, hence the name TED. Since then, it has grown to become a global phenomenon.

Basically the idea is that speakers are given less than 20 minutes to deliver a presentation on a topic. The goal is simply to educate and entertain.

On their website, they say, “We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.”

That’s very similar to my goal for this monthly documentary series.

Creative Commons licensing allows us to air this talk on the program today as long as it isn’t edited or altered. So, without further ado, here is The Rap Guide to Evolution by Baba Brinkman from TEDxSMU.

Stream the show with the player below or download the podcast for free.

Enjoy!

WIHH4: Rapsody Spotlight

WIHH4 RapsodyWe are continuing our coverage of Women in Hip-Hip 4, DOPEfm’s annual radio special to celebrate International Women’s Day.

This is the last segment of the show and is a spotlight on one of the biggest talents in hip-hop music and culture.

LoDo, who was on Our Roundtable Panel, had the chance to interview Rapsody. I have taken highlights from that interview and interlaced them with some of her amazing songs.

This is WIHH 4 – Rapsody Spotlight and features these songs . . .

80s and 90s Babies
Special Way
Jedi Code ft. Phonte and Jay Electronica
The Women’s Work
Pace Myself
Never Fail

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WIHH4: Hip-Hop and Motherhood

WIHH4 logo KYHWelcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge.

Today’s show is part of our 4th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Special. We celebrated International Women’s Day this year with over 7 hours of content dedicated to hip-hop’s better half.

In this hour of radio, we look closely at motherhood.

We talk to some emcees who are mothers. We discuss the sacrifices mothers sometimes have to make, the difficulties in touring with a young family, and we even talk about abortion. It’s an in-depth exploration of motherhood in hip-hop music and culture.

Featured on the show are Amy Kickz, Dessa, Eternia, Michie Mee, Money Stax, and music from Shad, 2Pac, and Kanye West.

Download the podcast for free or stream it with the player below.

WIHH4: Dessa Spotlight

Dessa WIHH4We continue to celebrate International Women’s Day with our 4th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular.

Dessa was part of our roundtable discussion and it was quite the lively conversation.

We have her back for this hour of radio, to get more in-depth with her and her and amazing tunes . . .

Call Off Your Ghost
Dixon’s Girl
Team the Best Team
Mineshaft II
Warsaw
Fighting Fish
Dots and Dashes
String Theory
Beacon

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WIHH4: All Female Hip-Hop Mixset

WIHH4 logoHere is an hour-long mix focusing completely on hip-hop’s better half as we continue celebrating International Women’s Day with our 4th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular. 

Press play and enjoy the tunes!

Dynasty – Magnificent
E-Turn – Manifest
Tre-L – Broken
Lasy ASG – Hip-Heart-Hop
Shay D – A Year in My Thoughts
Marco Polo / Rah Digga – Earings Off
EVG Rebel – S.H.E. (Strongest Human Ever)
Eternia – Final Offering
Muma Doesa – What the Guys Do
PG and Talent Major – You Can Do It Too
Marco Polo / Invincible – Drunken Sleuth
Miss.She.Ill – Don’t Play
Reverie – 1 is the Loneliness Number
Intelligenz – Running
Sonaya – Damaged Goods
Kadyelle / Ozi Battla – Ten Steps
Wyz Kit – Tres Manifique (instrumental)

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WIHH4: Women in Hip-Hop Roundtable Discussion

WIHH RoundtableWelcome back to the 4th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Radio Spectacular.

Make sure you tune in to Silent Cacophony every day this week to catch all of the different segments from #WIHH4. Right now, we have an incredible discussion with a panel of hip-hop experts.

Our Panel Today

E-Turn is an emcee from Orlando, Florida.

Dessa is a emcee / singer / producer from Minneapolis and is part of Doomtree.

Reverie is an emcee from Los Angeles, California.

Lo-Do is a hip-hop journalist, CEO of Ashy to Jazzy Productions, and a drummer.

Highlights of our discussion

Here are some of the highlights of our discussion

00:00 – Introductions

02:30 – Do you identify yourself as a feminist?

05:30 – Roadblocks of being a female in a male-dominated art-form

11:00 – Gender roles in society

13:55 – Systematic degradation

16:50 – “Hip-Hop is not a positive environment for a young woman”

18:50 – Songwriting

20:00 – The term “Femcee”

30:00 – Music from E-turn “Come Close”

35:00 – Images of women

42:00 – How we got into hip-hop

49:10 – Paying dues

54:42 – Counting Bars

60:00 – Music from Reverie “Locks Without Keys”

63:00 – Top 20 Rappers (Lists are often devoid of female artists)

72:00 – Homophobic lyrics

74:38 – Lyrically Challenged Collective

77:25 – Women in other elements of hip-hop

80:00 – Final thoughts from the panelists

86:26 – Music from Dessa “Fighting Fish”

Download WIHH4 Roundtable Discussion or stream it with the player below.

 

Thanks for tuning in!

See you tomorrow for another installment on #WIHH4