June 2020

  • What Happened to the Beach?

    What happened to the beach? This used to be a great place to sit in the shade. This grouping of trees was meters away from the water and up a small hill. Here’s an old picture of it from my blog archive. It was the only one I could find. You can see that it […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Live Via Satellite

    This is Tape 18 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam cassettes taped directly from the radio back in the mid 1990s. This was required listening every week and I rocked with the tapes for weeks afterward. Free mixtapes! Yes, sir! I even completed the j-card for the first time with this tape. Original air […]

  • Word is Bond Rap Radio – Now You See Me

    This week’s edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio has been recorded on video and is available on YouTube. I didn’t want to do a Facebook or Instagram live show because I wanted to be able to have different camera angles and shots. It was my first time trying something like this, and I had […]

  • Taking it Back with The Mastermind Street Jam

    The Mastermind Street Jam was a great radio show that was broadcast on Energy 108 back in the mid 1990s. I taped the show religiously and have managed to hold on to most of the cassettes from back then. This is Tape 17 of my collection and the first one that I attempted to do […]

  • Chopping it Up with Justo the MC & maticulous

    We can cure racism. So says, Napoleon Wells in a great Ted Talk. You can see the whole thing on YouTube or listen to the first half hour of this show to hear some of his main points mixed with some great hip-hop. I’m a DJ and like to speak with songs and audio clips. […]

  • Let’s Make a Change (for the better)

    Today, the Canadian government announced that they will be extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit for an additional 8 weeks. Over 8.4 million Canadians signed up for the program so far. I wanted to share an excerpt from Calvin’s Canadian Cave of Cool today because I think Calvin made a great case for continuing this […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam #16

    This episode of the Mastermind Street Jam is from August 26, 1995 and features an interview with independent hip-hop group Cipher. It was originally broadcast on Energy 108 and was digitized from a cassette tape in my collection. I love hip-hop mixshows and this is one of my all-time favourite programs. It’s really cool to […]

  • WIB Rap Radio – Erase Racism

    Sesame Street held a townhall for families to help teach kids about what is going on in the world right now. It was pretty powerful stuff for a kids television show. I had to start off this week’s edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio with a clip from that special to hammer home the […]

  • Advanced Flow & Delivery for MCs

    How to Rap 2: Advanced Flow and Delivery Techniques by Paul Edwards This isn’t a manual on how to rap. I don’t think a book can really teach you how to craft great hip-hop songs. But studying the work of talented emcees is definitely a good place to start. There are plenty of ways to […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Jan 28, ’95

    I’m not sure how I numbered these tapes wrong. Last week, I shared Tape 14 of my Mastermind Street Jam collection. That one was from April, but Tape 15 is from January? I’m confused. Sorry for not getting these all in chronological order. I thought they were. Oh well, we still get to enjoy some […]