October 2020

There’s Power in Daily Practice

October 21, 2020

The Power of Daily Practice by Eric Maisel I love taking notes when I read. If I own the book, I underline key passages and make notes in the margins. If I am borrowing the book from the library, I take notes on a single sheet of paper that I also [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 34

October 19, 2020

Here’s a super phat edition of the Mastermind Street Jam that was live on Energy 108 (107.9 fm) back on December 19, 1995. It features new tracks (at the time) by Bahamadian, EPMD, Das Efx, Gza, LL cool J, Mad Lion, Method Man, and more. Check [Keep Reading]

Is the Librarian the Borrower or the Borrowed?

October 19, 2020

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai Lucy Hull is a children’s librarian in a small town who finds herself in an impossible situation when one of her favourite patrons runs away from home. Ian Drake in only ten years old but he is wise beyond his [Keep Reading]

The Silent Edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio

October 16, 2020

This is The Silent Edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio. It features tracks about silence, peace, and quiet. Dallas Taylor lets us know What Silence Can Teach You About Sound and we look at rap songs that have noticeable rests in them. You can even [Keep Reading]

Rita – Perfect Television

October 14, 2020

I discovered this foreign language television show on Netflix five years ago entitled Rita and absolutely fell in love with it. At the time, there were only three seasons available to watch on Netflix and I thought that was the complete series. [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 33 (Dec ’95)

October 13, 2020

What’s better than a great hip-hop radio mixshow? Having an entire collection of classic episodes at your fingertips. That’s why I have been digitizing my collection of Mastermind Street Jam shows and sharing a new episode with you every [Keep Reading]


October 12, 2020

It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful long weekend. I also hope that you can take some time to reflect on the things you are thankful for this year. I know that 2020 has tested us in ways we probably never [Keep Reading]

Rest in Peace, DJ Divinyl (WIBRapRadio #437)

October 9, 2020

DJ Divinyl was a great DJ who crafted some amazing beats. He is gone way too soon and will be missed by everyone who knew him. DJ Hullewud dedicated the last episode of Break North Radio to his name and featured some of his music. His family and [Keep Reading]

Getting to the Heart of it (The Poetry of Rap)

October 8, 2020

In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap by Alexs D. Pate I used to think that rap music was just poetry set to music. I’m not sure I feel that way anymore. Rap music can be more powerful than poetry. There is something created in the [Keep Reading]
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