Monday night’s at midnight, the records spin as I mix and blend underground hip-hop live on the radio.
Word is Bond Rap Radio is on the road to its 300th episode. You won’t want to miss a weekly episode.
Fortunately, the podcasts make it possible never to miss a show. So, press play and enjoy!
Evidence – 10,000 Hours Jeru The Damaja – Truth Be Told Black Milk – Laugh Now Cry Later Tribeca Grand – NY-PHI Imperial ft Sareem Poems and Sojourn – Know the Call Billy Woods ft Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman – Wonderful Effiscienz ft Roc Marciano & Tha God Fahim – We The Best At It Rock Abruham ft Crooked I, Blu, & Jason Rose – Rugged Music 6Bronx Zoo – The Cycle Joey Bada$$ – King to a God Sum-01 – Calling Me Names Da Grassroots – Drama PMD ft RJ Da Realest – How Many Times The Roots – What They Do Mos Def – Mathematics Apathy – Alien Weaponry MLNY – Conflict (Part One) DJ Caesar ft Porta Rich, Hus Kingpin, & Eto – That Old Block Flashius – Knucklehead Big Bob ft Sadat X – The Truth King Kold ft Freeway & Ghostface – Amanda Meyhem Lauren – Forever Dignified Luxe ft A-fos, JR Fillion, & Kehmak – Heavy Def3 – So Far Black Moon – Reality The Notorious B.I.G. – Warning Maestro Fresh Wes ft Ivana Santilli – Tomorrow Never Promised Verbal Kent and Superior – Body Slamming Bruno Mars D-sisive ft King Reign – Ray Charles (Looking for a Star)
And now we say goodbye in style with two hours of some of our favourite tracks from last year.
Skillz – 2017 Wrap Up Maestro ft Skyzoo – Designated Driver Jazz Spastiks – Midnight Mode MC Eiht and DJ Premier – Got That Alpha Faktion – System Shutdown Superior ft Blu and Edo.G – Make the World Go Round M-Dot ft Krumb Snatcha – Nomads Word Burglar – If It Rhymes It’s Real Gift of Gab, RA The Rugged Man, and A.F.R.O. – Freedom From Flowing Defari – I’m Here Evidence – Throw It All Away Tone Chop and Frost Gamble ft Kool G Rap – Walk the Walk King Magnetic ft Masta Ace, and Slug – Alone Kool Krys ft Nilla – Knockout Local-Mu12 ft Sadat X, Torae, and Foki – Never Had Notion ft Cee – Something Inside DJ Premier ft ASAP Ferg – Our Streets Dres – Patience Venom ft Rah Digga – Ruff and Tuff Sareem Poems & Terem – Walk and Talk Koss ft Torae – And You Don’t Stop Chan Hays ft Homeboy Sandman, John Robinson, and Ghettosocks – The Shoes Dan-e-o ft Thrust, Maestro, Moka Only, Big Kish, Eternia – League of Legends (Rock Out Remix) Jovan – Premium Rush Def3 – Fill Your Soul Beneficience – Hostile Lifestyle Da Dysfunkshunal Familee ft Greg Nice – She’s My WarPorn Industries – Keep Your Distance Wu-Tang Clan – People Say Traffimatics ft Mad Hattr with DJ Chase March – Y’allreadyknow Tempomental – Blow Up Skillz – Murda Gram
2017 was a pretty good year for Word is Bond Rap Radio.
I had the chance to interview some of my favourite hip-hop musicians. Legends that I have been listening to since the 1980s and 90s.
I also had some great conversations with underground heads, local talent, and up-and-comers.
So without further ado, here is the 2017 Highlights show with real hip-hop music and talk.
PMD ft Erick Sermon – Real is Gone PMD ft Ace Brav & RJ da Realst– Gimme the Mic Intelligenz – Round of Applause Napoleon Da Legend – Black Privilege 2 O.C. – Good Man Tanya Morgan – Ahead of You Lessondary – Art of Saying No Zo the Jerk and Frost Gamble ft Guilty Simpson – My Negus Gensu Dean and Wise Intelligent – Ever So Lightly Gensu Dean and Wise Intelligent – Amen Nolan the Ninja ft Royce Da 5’9″ – Calisthenics Substantial – The Sub Way Tone Chop and Frost Gamble – Bing Stories E-Turn and SPS ft Qwel – One Day At a Time Hattr, Cee, Notion, & Exit Only – Eya
We countdown the Top 17 Albums of 2017 in this edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio. We highlight two tracks for each album and look back at the year that was.
What were your favourite albums? Do you agree with this list? Let us know if we slept on anything.
Brother Ali – Own Light Brother Ali – Can’t Take That Away Chan Hays ft Supastition, Ambition, and One Be Lo – Never Knew Chan Hays ft Ghettosocks, Guilty Simpson, Ras Kass, and Tachichi – Gotta Love It Primal Winds – On the Grind Primal Winds – Concrete Jungle The Shield Enforcers ft Casual – Hold Me The Shield Enforcers – Prove It Career Crooks – Diamond Cutter Sutra Career Crooks ft DJ Manipulator – Corrupt Novelist Hex One – Leave It All Behind Hex One ft Skyzoo – Peep the Steez Es ft Gov’nah – I Can’t Relate Es – Growth Apathy and O.C. – The Broadcast Apathy and O.C. – Globetrotters Gensu Dean and Wise Intelligent – G.O.D. Gensu Dean and Wise Intelligent – Black Fear Dan-e-o ft Mathematik and Deuce Deuce – Rap Essentials Dan-e-o ft Fraction and Cable – 20 Years Later Verbal Kent and Superior – As Far As A Fair Fight Verbal Kent and Superior – For the Love PMD ft Erick Sermon – The Real is Gone PMD ft RJ Da Realist, Nocturnal, and Agallah – You Know Who Da Best LS Camp ft Aria, Lyric, and Rockwiella – Out of Control LS Camp ft Masta Ace – Too Black DJ Format and Abdominal – Behind the Scenes DJ Format and Abdominal – Still Hungry Amerigo Gazaway – Sugar By The Pound Amerigo Gazaway – I Was Made to Love Her Blu and Exile ft Aloe Blacc – Things We Say Blu and Exile ft Lyric Jones – Constellations Koss ft Ruste Juxx – How I Get Down Koss ft Keith Murray – This is Now
It’s time to celebrate Christmas with two hours of great hip-hop music mixed live on the radio.
We start off with the classic “Christmas Rappin'” by Kurtis Blow and ask the question, “Why isn’t this song in popular culture?” Why isn’t it heard right alongside Mariah Carey or Wham? Why are there people who don’t know this song? Or “Christmas in Hollis” by Run-DMC?
Both of these songs are Christmas classics with a lot of appeal. I wonder why they haven’t crossed over.
What say you? Why don’t we hear Christmas rap songs on regular radio, in the shopping malls, and everywhere we go this time of year. We really should!
Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’ George Strombo and Legends – Christmas Rappin Run-DMC – Christmas in Hollis Shade Cobian – Roastin’ SYG and Kayne Martin – Christmas Cheer Ugly Duckling – Last Minute Shopping Encyclopedia Brown – Christmastime is Here Mega Ran ft Writers Guild – Humbug Christmas Day Collective – Christmas Ruckus MC Paul Barman (prod Mark Ronson) – Happy Holidays Gracious Bears – Bear Humbug Scribbling Idiots – Jingle Bell Knock LA Symphony – Chirstmas Song Grumpy Olde Men – You’re a Mean One Imperial and K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – Christmas Wrapping Word Salad ft Mad Hattr – Your Present’s Here Atmosphere – If I Was Santa Claus Monty – All I Want for Christmas Blu & Exile – Christmas Missed Us Planet Asia – Gift Rap Medallions Torae – A Christmas Story Nickii Chatts – Gift Wrap favormusik – Ever Since You Bop Alloy – Hottest Christmas on Record Little Thoughts ft Jurassic 5 – Holla Kev Brown – Snowfall Pace Won – Christmas Eve DJ Frane – Christmas at the Iceberg Bop Alloy – Spent Outkast – Player’s Ball Josh Augustin – Every Christmas Card I Write Page One x Theory Hazit – We Three Kings Sweet T – Let the Jingle Bells Rock
Every December, Radio Western broadcasts 24 hours of programming focusing on “All Women’s Voices.”
I love female-fronted hip-hop and always contribute a show for this special day. This year, we have Intelligenz telling you about her life and artistry in her own words. After all, it is all women’s voices day, that is why I am conspicuously absent from the microphone. But she tells a great story and we feature some of her amazing music. You are going to want to press play and hear how this young lady lives us to her name.
Intelligenz – Welcome to the Grind MC Lyte – Paper Thin (clip) Monie Love – It’s a Shame (clip) MC Lyte ft Lil Mama – Ball (clip) MC Smooth – Smooth & Legit (clip) Yo-Yo – You Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo (clip) Lady of Rage – Afro Puffs (clip) Intelligenz – Running Slick Rick – Children’s Story (clip) Intelligenz – Round of Applause Slick Rick – Mona Lisa (clip) Eric B & Rakim – Don’t Sweat the Technique (clip) Twista – Overnight Celebrity (clip) Redman and Method Man – Da Rockwilder (clip) De La Soul – Me, Myself, and I (clip) O.C. – Times Up (clip) Intelligenz – I’m a Movement Intelligenz – Making It Intelligenz – If You Ever Doubted Jewelzz Patrick ft Intelligenz – Levitating
Word is Bond Rap Radio presents the Boom Session, two hours of great hip-hop music mixed live on 94.9 fm Radio Western.
We start out with a song that is sparking a bit of controversy. I would love to know what you think of it. Please leave a comment below with your thoughts.
Enjoy the show!
Joyner Lucas – I’m Not Racist Krumbsnatcha & LS Def – Million Dollar Nature Young RJ ft Pete Rock and Boldy James – Wait Up Solo for Dolo dt El Da Sensei – Boom Session Drag Yard ft Dro Pesci, M3 The Menace, Shatike & Shabaam Sahdeeq – NY Giants II Chan Hays ft Supastition and One Be Lo – Never Knew Ice Grill ft Eto – Bad Vibes Philly Moves – Old as F*ck (Mad Hattr remix) Sharky – Enduring Freedom Derty Mac – Nonsense Ezri – On & On Touch – The Monkey King Blazin – Stages Hex One – Where I’ll Go Verbal Kent and Superior – For the Love The Last American B-Boy ft Rock – BBoy Rock Factor Chandelier & Open Mike Eagle – Dozer II LS Camp – That’s All KXNG Crooked – Homewrecker PMD – Good to Go DJ Format and Abdominal – Forged From Hardship (Dutty Moonshine Big Band Remix) Eric B & Rakim – Don’t Sweat the Technique Hip Club Groove – Rugged Operator Nice & Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow Jon Glass ft Pat Liban, Reks, and Terminology – Everything’s Been Changed Venom ft Rah Digga – Ruff and Tuff Scales Empire – Bright Lights Big City Configa ft Craig G – From the Soul Tabesh & Syras ft Ruste Juxx – Deadlock Lucid Music – Another Day
Bonus Episode Tomorrow
All Women’s Voices Special – Wednesday December 6th at 4:00 a.m.
I was feeling a little under the weather Monday night, but that wasn’t going to stop me from bringing you another live edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio.
I was supposed to have a guest calling in, but maybe it’s good that he didn’t. You can tell that I didn’t have much of a voice to do an in-depth interview this week. So, I hit you with two hours of great music mixed live on the radio featuring these great tracks . . .
Moon Crickets – Rapocalypse Evidence – Jim Dean Jon Glass ft Rapper Big Pooh – Walk With Me Agallah ft Edo.G – Synthetic Thugs Blakface ft Planet Asia – Less Talking Maestro Fresh Wes ft Ivani Santilli – Tomorrow Never Promised Chan Hays ft Skyzoo – Running Blu & Exile – PArty of Two David Begun ft Fugees and Bob Marley – Lost One Love Hex One – Leave It All Behind K-os – Rise Like the Sun (Headrush Mix) Lucid Music – Warning Amerigo Gazaway ft Common and Stevie Wonder – Sugar By The Pound Run-DMC – My Adidas Big Daddy Kane – Young Black and Gifted Gangstarr – Rite Where You Stand Rakim – When I Be on Tha Mic Lyrical Mind ft Chase March – I Wanna Know PMD – One Dres – Patience M-Dot prod by Jon Glass – Price of Love Shad – Koko B Ware Med, Blu, and Madlib – Even Though The Outsiders – Goner INF & Edd Bundy – The One Polymathematics – The State Es Nine Ft Supastition – Outside Lookin In Cipher – Dues Mic Boyd – I Get Around Career Crooks – Newlywed
We provide you with real hip-hop music and talk every single week on your radio dial, internet stream, and podcast.
In this episode, we play brand new music from Grand Analog featuring Posdnous of De La Soul, the new not-quite title track from Lucid Music’s new project, and an exclusive track from the man himself, Fortunato.
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Verbal Kent and Superior – Classic Sh*t Grand Analog ft Posdnous – Mutations J Shiltz and Royce Birth – The Outsiders Primal Winds ft Fortunato – The Stakes Alpha Faktion – The Lineage LS Camp ft El Da Sensei – Body Guard ZagnifNori – Boilemakers Hex One – Flava For Ya Mind Edo.G – Left Behind Fortunato – Plain to See PMD ft Erick Sermon – The Real is Gone Lucid Music – Except Us OC from NC ft Boog Brown – Turning Point The Nicest – Triffling A Tribe Called Quest – Dis Generation A.N.D. – True & Living E-Turn – The Get Back Fortunato – What I Got to Say Fortunato ft Ghettosocks and Tachichi – Closer Look Fortunato – Prove Them Wrong Branded Moore ft Exit Only – DumDums Pharcyde – Otha Fish Common – The Corner Nas – One Time 4 Ya Mind 2pac – Life Goes On MC Eiht – Streiht Up Menace
EPMD – So Wat Cha Saying Lone Catalyst ft Greg Nice – Rhymes Noveliss ft Clear Soul Forces – Swordplay LS Camp – Out of Control Amerigo Gazaway – For Once In My Lifetime Luke Christopher – The Lights DJ Format and Abdominal – Still Hungry (Henkel Rremix) EPMD – You Gots To Chill David Strickland ft EPMD and Saukrates – Armed and Dangerous PMD ft Erick Sermon – The Real is Gone EPMD – The Joint PMD – Trans EPMD – Headbanger Dan-e-o – Spit Pawz One – B.O.M.B.S. Lil Neekz – Stricktly Bizness Touch – An Abbott on the Keys Blu & Exile – Stress off the Chest One Be Lo – Propaganda Ngajuana – For the Moment Group Home – Supa Star Brown Bag All Stars ft Tash – 11 Steps