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Submit Your Tracks for The MIX(ed)TAPE 2

DJ Hullewud and I teamed up to create THE MIX(ed)TAPE a year and a half ago.

Our goal was to create a mixtape like the ones we used to listen to in the 1980s and 90s. It featured new, unreleased and/or exclusive songs that were professional mixed and blended.

We are now accepting submissions for the sequel. If you would like to be featured on this project, please email either of us with your exclusive or unreleased track. The deadline to do so is April 1, 2018.

The MIX(ed)TAPE 2 will be released on limited edition cassette and digital download in late May or early June.

In the meantime. you can listen to Volume 1 of THE MIX(ed)TAPE or check our weekly radio shows.

Break North Radio – Saturdays 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 on Radio Western

Word is Bond Rap Radio – Monday nights / Tuesday mornings 12:00 – 2:00 a.m.

The Beautiful Women of Hip-Hop – mixed by DJ Wicked (WIHH 8)

We celebrate International Women’s Day every year by shining a spotlight on hip-hop’s better half.

This year was our 8th annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular.

We already presented you with the first two hours of the show and now we present you with a special all-vinyl mixset from DJ Wicked. 

Press play, enjoy these female voices, and celebrate the women of hip-hop with us!

Queen Latifah – Wrath of My Madness
The Lady of Rage – Some Sh*t
Lauryn Hill – Lost One
Paula Perry – Extra Extra
5 Footaz– Better Days
MC Lyte – Stop, Look, Listen
Eve – Let Me Blow Your Mind
Lil Kim – Crush on You
Da Brat – Funkdafied
Apani B Fly – Estragen
Digable Planets – Nickel Bag of Funk
Yo-Yo – You Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo
The Lady of Rage – Afro Puffs
Salt N Pepa – Shoop (Remix)
T-Love – I’m Coming
Paula Perry – Paula’s Jam
MC Lyte – Shut the Eff Up!
Da Brat – Fa All Y’all
Medusa – Way Down
MC Lyte – Cold Rock a Party
Bahamadia – Paper Thin
Nikki D – Hang On Kid
Roxanne Shante – Have a Nice Day
Monie Love – Monie in the Middle
JJ Fad – Supersonic
L-Trimm – Cars With The Boom

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Women in Hip-Hop 8 Spectacular

DOPEfm and Word is Bond Rap Radio present . . .

Women in Hip-Hop 8

Our 8th annual women in hip-hop spectacular where we dedicate the entire overnight’s worth of programming to hip-hop’s better half.

This is the first of three podcast episodes in celebration of International Women’s Day.

We start off with a mixset of underground female-fronted rap, follow that up with a roundtable discussion with Queen Herawin (Juggaknots) and Chezale, and then have an in-depth and exclusive interview with Tee Krispil.

Press play, enjoy the show, and celebrate the women in your life for International Women’s Day this week.

DJ Mel Boogie ft Rah Digga, Keysha Freshh, Lola Bunz, & Lady J – Blazin
Medusa ft MC Lyte – Lay Down
Wynne – Team Back Cypher
Aliyah – Don’t Bother Me
Sum-01 – Come Back
Lola – Streetz Made Me
Marquee – Lean So Hard
Lyric Jones – Lush Lux Life

Roundtable Panel with Queen Herawin and Chezale

Chezale – Hip-Hop Nation
Queen Herawin – Return of the G
Chezale -Our World
Queen Herawin – Get Away

Tee Krispil Interview

Tee Krispil – Let it Slide
Tee Kripsil – Paris in July

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Queen Herawin – Twitter, Facebook
Tee Kripsil – Twitter

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All Black Everything with Solyd Roy and Del

Word is Bond Rap Radio kicked off 24 hours of programming on Radio Western to celebrate Black History Month.

Local emcee Solyd Roy and Western University’s own Del co-hosted the program while DJ Chase March spun the tunes.

Solyd Roy was also on last week’s 300th Episode Celebration, so if you like what you hear today and want to hear him rhyme, make sure you click through and check it out.

D.O. – Black Canadian
Napolean Da Legend – Propaganda
Sa-Roc – Forever
Run-DMC – Proud to be Black
A.G. and John Robinson – Build Forever
Ras-I – Nubian
K, Le Maestro ft Josephin Bovién – Caught Up
Nas and Damien Marley ft K-Naan – Tribes at War
Chronixx – Black is Beautiful
Blackalicious – Blacka
Dan-e-o ft Big Kish, Maestro, and DJ Mel B – Vapors
LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
Public Enemy – Rebirth of a Nation
Masta Ace – Young Black Intelligent
Substantial – Black of All Trades
Amerigo Gazaway ft Common and Stevie Wonder – Like They Used to Say
Ngajuana – Get Yours (Keep Grinding)
Lord of the Underground – So Beautiful (You Are)
Amerigo Gazaway ft Mos Def – Peculiar Mathematics
Del – Andele
Royal Blu & Runkus – Skin Toned
Jay-Z – Can I Live
Evidence ft Defari – Runners
O.C. – Sunday Morning

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Word is Bond Rap Radio’s 300th Episode Celebration

We had a lot of fun on the radio Monday night celebrating the 300th Episode of Word is Bond Rap Radio.

DJ Hullewud, of Break North Radio, kicked off the celebrations with a special intro and a mixset perfectly tailored to the celebration. Brewza and Solyd Roy performed songs and freestyles, and I even jumped in on the cypher.

We played some trivia live in the studio and had a bunch of callers on the line playing along, including TJ Edwards and Sankdafied. It was such a success that Hullewud and I are planning a second games night for the show. Stay tuned for that.

Daddy J made the trip all the way from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to kick it with us. I got my start in radio on his program, DOPEfm, about eleven years ago. It was great having him there for the 300th episode of my own show.

Download this episode or press play to check out the program and celebrate #WIB300 with us!

DJ Hullewud Intro and Mixset

House of Pain – Word is Bond
Gangstarr – You Know My Steez
Poor Righteous Teachers – Shakiyla
Redman – Rated R
Black Moon – Sh%@ is Real
Brand Nubian – Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down
Ice T – My Word is Bond

DJ Chase March

Nas – One Love
Run-DMC – Rock Box
Beatnuts – Off Tha Books
Cypress Hill – Insane in the Brain
Doberman – Morals and Mantras

Live Performances

Solyd Roy, Brewza, and Chase March – Freestyle
Brewza – King

DJ Chase March

Apathy – The Order
Craig G – #IdoMe
Animal Nation & Sly Business – Headphones, Drum Machines, Beats
Akil the MC ft Wordsworth – Words

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Word is Bond Rap Radio Celebrates 300 Episodes

It has been a great journey and there is no end in sight. I’ve come a long way since the very first episode of Word is Bond Rap Radio back in March of 2012. It’s hard to believe that this week’s episode will be the 300th one for the show.

We are celebrating it in a big way at Radio Western tomorrow night. There will be live performances, trivia, mixsets, and of course, real hip-hop music and talk.

I am thankful for this platform and have taken full advantage of all of its opportunities. I have grown as a DJ and it is easy to see over the past six years of programs how far I have come. I have always felt comfortable as a host and doing interviews and documentary segments. And look forward to another 300 episodes.

Come celebrate with us tomorrow at the station or wherever you are!

WHAT: Word is Bond Rap Radio’s 300th Episode Celebration
WHEN: Monday February 19, 2018
TIME: 11:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
WHERE: Radio Western. Room 250 UCC. Western University. London, ON. Canada
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462224777239799/

Almost Forgot Valentine’s Day (WIB Rap Radio)

I almost forgot about Valentine’s Day this year. I had a crate of records cued up to celebrate Black History Month and then five minutes before Word is Bond Rap Radio took to the air, I realized that I should switch gears. I could push that show off for two weeks and play romantic hip-hop instead.

So, the next two weeks are set. Our next show is Episode 300 and I hope you will celebrate with me. I am inviting you all to either tune in or come by the station to celebrate this milestone.

Press play and enjoy Episode 299, The Valentine’s Edition of WIB Rap Radio.

Evidence – Love is a Funny Thing
The Roots – You Got Me
Eric B & Rakim – Mahogany
Biz Markie – Just a Friend
Journalist 103 ft VStylez and Eternia – Where is the Love
Skyzoo – Love is Love
Atmosphere – I Love You like a Brother
Boog Brown & Focus – The Possibility of Her
A-Fos – Tryna Love
Brother Ali – Baby Don’t Go
Classified – Got Luv
DL Incognito ft D-Shade – Universal Love
Masta Ace – Bklyn Masala
51nine02 – Just Like Us
D-sisive – I Love a Girl
Tempomental ft Nick Easton – Ill Intentions
Dessa – 5 out of 6
Napoleon Da Legend – Slash
Solomon Childs (cuts by Tone Spliff)– Stacks
Nine – The Revenant
Buckshot and 9th Wonder – Ready (Brand New Day)
Onyz ft Skyzoo – Ima Fckin Rockstar
Q-Unique ft Wordsworth – Rhyme & Reason
Cayoz Da Emcee ft Pheonix Paglaicci – Fire & Ice
Derty Mac – Homeboy
MLNY ft OB1 and Aces – Classik
Nature – Take a Trip
Nas and the National Symphony Orchestra – Memory Lane

Celebrate #WIB300 with us next week

WHAT: Word is Bond Rap Radio’s 300th Episode Celebration
WHEN: Monday February 19, 2018
TIME: 11:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
WHERE: Radio Western. Room 250 UCC. Western University. London, ON. Canada
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462224777239799/

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It’s Your Birthday Mixtape

I made this mixtape as a birthday present for a thirteen-year-old who is really into modern hip-hop. He made a few requests of songs that I am not particularly fond of. Fortunately, he left me some room to add songs of my choice. I threw in some new stuff and dipped into the past, as is my usual style.

The birthday boy told me that he absolutely loves this mix. I thought I would share it with you here since it falls outside of my usual boom-bap style. Hopefully, you will love it just as much!

Enjoy!

Jux Cain kicking it on Word is Bond

Jux Cain paid a visit to Radio Western Monday night to kick it with me on Word is Bond Rap Radio. He brought some music to share, kicked a freestyle, and talked about his birthday concert going down Friday night.

The concert features some amazing talent, including the headliner Adam Bomb, one of Canada’s finest emcees. So, head on out to this show on London, Ontario, Canada and wish Jux a Happy Birthday while catching a dope show.

Original Sound Invented – Radio
Napoleon Da Legend – Constantly Armed
Cloud City Projects – Menace
Summer Sons – The Feeling
Fraction & Finsta – That Ain’t Me
Eh Vee – Get Ya Bars Up
Gary Rue – Phantomz
Jamo Gang – All Eyes On Us
Junia-T – LegoLegoLego
Paperchasers – Cake It
Big Sproxx and Adam Bomb – The Blindfold
Dre Specz – No Refunds
Big Sproxx and Adam Bomb – Lemme Tell ‘Em
Skyzoo – Heirlooms & Accessories
Jux Cain – Mastermind
E.Dot Famous – Rampage
JR Fillion and Jux Cain – That’s Life
Joe Stu – Day Job
Planet Asia ft Turbin – Shots at Your Highness
Apathy, Pharoahe Monch, Pete Rock – I Keep On
Crash Silverback and Max Muthaphukin’ Stax – 10 For Sale
Royce Da 5’9″, Joyner Lucas, Black Thought – Wrote My Way Out (Remix)
Jux Cain – Freestyle
JR Fillion – Reunite
J Downz, Jux Cain, Young Stitch – Violins

Go to the show

WHAT: Urban Legends Jux Cain Birthday Bash featuring The Legend Adam Bomb
WHEN: Friday February 9, 2018
WHERE: Old East Bar and Grill – 765 Dundas Street, London, ON.
EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/428843364199630/
TICKETS: $15
SHOW: 9:00 p.m.

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Jovan Landry on WIB Rap Radio

Jovan is the special guest for this week’s edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio, she talks about her latest album, “Growth”, the city of Chicago, rocking with a live band, and what she has planned for her next project. Plus I spins some great hip-hop music in this two hour show.

Word is Bond Rap Radio is on the road to its 300th episode. Mixcloud makes it possible to hear every single one. So, press play, enjoy the show, and if you like what you hear, click through to the profile page to check out past episodes.

Narotechs ft Raekwon – Medelin (Remix)
Masta Ace ft MF Doom – Think I Am (Dead Rabbits Remix)
K-Cap Dadon – Dream of a Million
DJ Format and Abdominal – Forged From Hardship
Erick Sermon, Method Man Mr. Cheeck, and Craig Mack – Come Thru
Jeru The Damaja ft O.C. – Spontaneous
Sim E & Adum 7 ft Rockness Monsta – Cry
Mad Hattr – Don’t Fence Me In
Jovan ft Mykele & Jaleel Amir – Fallin’ In Love
Jovan ft Ell Virtuoso – We Will Be Free
Jovan – Premium Rush
TapesOne2 – The World Today
Nas – No Idea’s Original
Evidence ft Slug & Catero – Powder Cocaine
Grand Analog ft Posdnoous – Mutations
Socrates – Father Time
Doberman – Couple of Beers
Dweller & Jonny Capicola – Dusty Vinyl
Sum-01 – Life and Times
Loop Holes – Rimlaig LAX
DOGG4OUSE – Be Yourself
SmooVth – Catastrophe
Just Poets – Out of Sight
Rel McCoy – Breathe Easy
Nas – One Love
Outkast – The Whole World

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