May 2020

  • Mastermind Street Jam – April 15, 1995

    This is Part 14 of my extensive collection of the Mastermind Street Jam, an amazing radio show that was broadcast on 107.9 fm back in the 1990s. The station reached much of Southern Ontario and even parts of the USA. Mastermind mixtapes were legendary too. Enjoy the classic, golden-era hip-hop! And let me know if […]

  • LOTUG Takeover WIBRapRadio

    Lords of the Underground are an iconic hip-hop group that have been putting it down since the early 1990s. It was a pleasure to chop it up with them on the radio last night. We spin tons of their great music and get in-depth with an exclusive interview. That, plus a mixset of new music […]

  • Word . . . The Language of Hip Hop Culture

    Roc the Mic Right: The Language of Hip Hop Culture by H. Samy Alim “The African American oral tradition is rooted in a belief in the power of the Word. The African concept of Nommo, the Word, is believed to be the force of life itself. To speak is to make something come into being. […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – April 1, 1995

    Mastermind Street Jam was appointment radio in the mid 1990s. Here’s the 13th tape from my collection. It featured an interview with Naughty by Nature. I chopped the interview a bit, unfortunately. I wish I had kept it for historical purposes. Instead, I wanted mostly music on the cassette so I could rock with it […]

  • Spinning Back with DJ Realistic

    DJ Realistic is someone that I have looked up to for a really long time. You might remember him from the radio show he launched with Eklipz on 93.3 CFMU out of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Live N Direct was required listening every week. Teh show still continues to this day, although with a new host […]

  • The Vinyl Princess (Some Kids Still Love Records)

    The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz The Vinyl Princess is a sixteen-year-old who works in a record store downtown. She loves vinyl and wants to share that with the world. To that end, she starts a blog and a zine, both of which become quite popular. Along the way, she gets interested in a guy […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 12

    It’s time for another edition of Mastermind Mondays. Here is Tape 12 from my extensive collection of The Mastermind Street Jam that aired on Energy 108 in the 1990s. Press play and get transported back in time to hear some classic tracks mixed live on the radio. Original air date – Saturday March 18, 1995 […]

  • Word is Bond Rap Radio . . . At Home

    Yeah, we’re still stuck at home. But we’re trying to make the best of it. We’re even making sure our children still get an education with the schools being closed. DJs are continuing to entertain us with live mixsets and Word is Bond Rap Radio is no different. Here’s the show that hit the airwaves […]

  • The Story Behind Walk This Way

    Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever by Geoff Edgers Run-DMC’s third album changed the landscape of popular music. Their first two albums were overseen by super-producer Larry Smith. Unfortunately, that is not a name everyone is familiar with these days, but he “oversaw six records—three by Whodini, two […]

  • Teaching at Home by Hip Hop HeadUcatorz

    The Hip Hop HeadUcatorz are a group of Ontario Teachers who believe in the use of Hip Hop culture to inspire and engage students. The HeadUcatorz are made up of DJs, producers, emcees, and graffiti artists who are active educators across Southern Ontario. We’re sending all students, parents, and fellow education workers positive vibes and […]