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WIB Rap Radio – Napoleon Da Legend

We have a special guest on our phone lines this week, Napoleon Da Legend. You have heard his music on this show several times, and now you get to hear him talk about his music and hard hitting issues.

We talk about white privilege and the other types of  advantages that people have and might not even be aware of. We also talk about innovation and experimentation in music. It’s not always the best idea to stick to tried and true rules of hip-hop. As he says, “I know what automatically works right now” but he doesn’t just do that. He says, “I want to still be an artist that advances the music and tries.” The message here is that life is too short to conform.

Napoleon the Legend breaks it down even further, “Every great major artist that people put in their Top 10, has something totally brand new about what they did in one shape, form, or the other.

We had a great conversation that will inspire you and if you weren’t a fan before, I am sure you will be won over now. And of course, I spin tons of great new music, and sprinkle in a few underground jams from years past.

Press play and enjoy the show!

Blu & Exile – On The Radio
Son of Same ft Masta Ace & Large Pro – Come a Long Way
Prolific ft Es & Chase March – The Beginning
Awful P & Conflikt – No Time
PMD ft Ace Brav and Leek – Belly of the Beast
Hex One ft Skyzoo – Peep the Steeze
Moka Only – Right There
Koss ft Keith Murray – This is Now
RSXGLD – I Believe
Napoleon Da Legend – Black Privilege 2
Nieve and SoulChef ft Napoleon Da Legend – Which Side
DJ Dister ft Napoleon Da Legend – The Future
Dan-e-o – 20 Years Later
E.O.C. – Poetical Playground
Wu-Tang Clan – Frozen
Grezzer – Lonely Path
Tempomental ft Oh Kg – Dying Days
Bru Lei – True Love
Notion ft Ghettosocks, Maestro, and DJ Grouch – Welcome to Toronto
Prem Rock & Fresh Kils – Ether (Raistlin’s Rendezvous)
Starvin B – Iron workers
Camp Lo ft De La Soul – B-side to Hollywood
Slaine vs Termanology – Blink of an Eye
Cipha – Rock Rock On
Murs – Yesterday & Today
2Pac – Ain’t Hard 2 Find

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My Top 5 Hip-Hop Podcasts

In honour of National Podcast Day, I thought I would share with you my favourite hip-hop podcasts.

1. Break North Radio

DJ Hullewud starts off every show with a classic record that has been sampled by several notable hip-hop acts. He spins great underground hip-hop for the first hour of the show, and then gets into about thirty minutes of tracks that sampled the first song. It’s my favourite show and required listening.

You can catch him live on the radio Saturday nights on 94.9 CHRW or catch the podcast the next day on his Mixcloud page.

2. The Real Hip Hop Show

DJ Modesty brings you  the best in underground and independent hip-hop. He plays classic boom bap flavoured joints, tracks from the golden years, and even has artist interviews. This show never disappoints.

3. No Ideas Original Radio Show

DJ Enyoutee delivers great music, has artists interviews, and represents that real hip-hop.

4. Gee-O Podcast

Gee-O spins great hip-hop tunes and updates his Mixcloud often.

Live from Echo Base Podcast

I don’t have a lot of info to share about this one. But I know that I enjoy listening to it and I think you will too.

What are your favourite podcasts?

Please leave a comment below with great hip-hop mixshow podcasts. I’d love to discover new ones.

We Celebrated Live-N-Direct 20 with Style

I had a lot of fun supplying the music for the 20th Anniversary of Live-N-Direct.

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I have fond memories of listening to this radio show on 93.3 CFMU every week. DJ Realistic and host, Eklipz, always put on a great program that highlighted the best in underground hip-hop. The mantle has been passed a few times over the past twenty years, but the time-slot and show have continued to rock the air waves every single week.

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Hip-hop group 1424 was one of the acts to hit the stage to help celebrate this milestone anniversary.

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The crowd was enthusiastic and I was very excited to be part of this seminal event.

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I love live hip-hop shows whether they are in a venue with rappers and deejays, or they are on the campus radio airwaves.

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I don’t get to Hamilton much anymore these days, but it is my hometown and I will always rep for it. Of course, whenever I am back in town, it’s a must that I visit Dr. Disc.

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It’s nice to have my music in the store now too. If you’d like to pick up a CD copy of The MIX(ed)TAPE, please go find it at Dr. Disc Hamilton on 20 Wilson Street.

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LND20 was a huge success.

Here’s to the next twenty years, Live-N-Direct.

Word is Bond Rap Radio Celebrates 5 Years

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I started Word is Bond Rap Radio five years ago. The tagline of the show has always been “real hip-hop music and talk” and I have been happy to share some of my favourite music with you week in and week out for the past 250 episodes.

I have had in-depth and exclusive interviews with some hip-hop legends including Atmosphere, AZ, Brother Ali, Classified, Del the Funky Homosapien, Masta Ace, Michie Mee, Ras Kass, Sadat X, and Shad.

I’ve have also had these amazing artists on the program; Apollo Brown, Bishop Nehru, Cesar Comanche, Constant Deviants, Dessa, Dilated Peoples, DJ BNutz, DJ Format, D-sisive, Eternia, Fresh Kils, Ghettosocks, Homeboy Sandman, J Rawls, John Robinson, Lightning Rod (Last Poets), Moka Only, More or Les, M-Rock, Nilla, Rapper Big Pooh, Relic aka Rel McCoy, Skyzoo, Substantial, Termanology, and The Left.

And of course, I have had countless local artists, upcoming talent, and independent artists on the show. I’ve produced dozens of documentaries on hip-hop music and culture, celebrated the Women in Hip-Hop every year for International Women’s Day, and had guest deejays providing mixsets.

It’s been an absolute blast bringing you this show every week. I’m looking forward to the show tomorrow night. We have big things planned to mark this anniversary. We will have live guests, a cypher, some trivia, and of course, great music mixed live by yours truly.

Tune in tomorrow night to 94.9 CHRW to catch it all live. It starts at midnight and goes straight through to 2:00 a.m.

Word is Bond Rap Radio 5th Anniversary Special

What: 5th Anniversary of Word is Bond Rap Radio
When: Monday March 27, 2017 – Tuesday March 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 midnight to 2:00 a.m.
Radio Frequency: 94.9 FM (CHRW)
Online Streaming: CHRW stream

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Live-N-Direct Celebrates 20 Years on the Air

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Live-N-Direct is celebrating 20 years on the airwaves with a big show this Friday at The Spice Factory in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I am proud to be part of the celebrations and holding down the night on the 1s and 2s.

I have been a fan of this radio program from the very beginning. It was always a pleasure to turn on 93.3 CFMU and hear DJ Realistic cutting it up with great music, transitions, and mixes. Eklipz held in down on the microphone as the host and together their program delivered real hip-hop music and talk.

The baton has been passed a few times, but the show has continued to bless the airwaves every Saturday night from 9:00 – 10:30 p.m. since its debut in 1996. The show is now hosted by RashDon and The Oddfella and they are planning a huge celebration this Friday.

The award show / concert is proudly sponsered by PDN, Trenz Clothing, HamiltonHype.com, ReMax, Delta Nine, Mama Dee’s & View Magazine.

I hope to see you there.

WHAT: LND20 – Live-N-Direct’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
WHERE: The Spice Factory – 121 Hughson Street North, Hamilton, Ontario.
DOORS: 10:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $10 before Midnight

Check the Facebook event page for more information.

Introducing . . . Sons of Boombap (World-Wide Hip-Hop Collective)

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What is the Sons Of Boombap (S.O.B.)???

S.O.B. is a newly formed collective of close to 50 artists, mc’s, producers, DJ’s, scene builder and heads across the globe, with the shared goal of preserving old-school, boom-bap, hip-hop music.

It was founded by Sharky with a tonne of help from Cable and in just a few weeks time we now have reached 4 continents and continue to grow at an exhilarating pace. The best part is that everyone is incredibly dope!!!

Don’t believe me…check the roster! (In no particular order)

Sharky
Cable
Fraction
Illtone
Prologic
Know-it
Branded Moore
Exit Only
Substance
Es
Lakes
Oskeptical
Age
Notion
Cee
Dynamic
Jux Cain
Mighty Rhino
Ultra Magnus
Madhattr
L.E.O.
Sennes Gregory
Jukebox Verbal
Donny Yonder
MLNY
Definition
Weapon ESP
Applied Science
Dopey Zeigler
Sevven
Otis Mensah
WEARELABRATS
Kingz Of Vocals
King Kimbit
Ahlee Ahlee

Producers/DJ’s/Scene Builders

Klubba Lang
Phadetoven
Spencer Jones Armstrong
Digital Junkie
Tyler Hetherington
Chase March
Cali Spit Club Robert Harris

…less than 2 weeks.

This is just the beginning of the S.O.B. movement.

#‎THEPASTISNOWTHEFUTURE‬ August 2016

‪#‎SOB

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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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Hashtag #WIBRapRadio , #WIHH6 , and IWD2016

Thanks for listening and interacting with us!

 

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!