November 2020

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Feb ’96 (Tape 40)

    The Mastermind Street Jam was one of the best sources for new hip-hop music back in the day and one of the best mixshows ever. This is a tape I made back in 1996. I wish I hadn’t cut portions of the show from the recording, but back then I just wanted a dope tape […]

  • A Great Series for Young Readers (and Runners)

    I just finished reading all four books of Jason Reynolds’ track series. The first revolves around a character who has nicknamed himself Ghost. He’s been running his entire life, but mostly away from things. One day, he runs towards a track team and his life takes a most unexpected turn. He finds purpose and a family […]

  • Word is Bond Pays Tribute to Alex Trebek

    In this edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio we pay tribute to Alex Trebek and DJ Spinbad.  As you usual, we start off the show with music and feature a great set that DJ Spinbad did where he weaved 50 classic hip-hop tracks together. Kicking off the second half hour of the show, we […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Back for More

    Tape 39 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam radio shows features three different episodes mashed onto one cassette. Once again, I apologize for the abridged nature of this one. If I knew I was preserving Canadian hip-hop mixshow history, I would have recorded the programs in full. I just wanted a dope tape to […]

  • New Posting Schedule

    I’ve been blogging since 2007. Back then, Bloggers regularly read and commented on each other’s sites. There was a strong community of like-minded individuals who just wanted to share and connect. The golden age of blogging has come to an end. Only one of my blogging buddies from that era is still active. I still […]

  • Classified – I Love It (Chase March Flip)

    Canadian hip-hop icon, Classified, is running a contest right now. The challenge is to take any beat from his new EP “Time” and create a verse over it, but it can only be thirty seconds long. I flipped “I Love It” that had Just Chase on it. Now it’s got Chase March. Lyrics I move […]

  • Hip Hop on Jeopardy (RIP Alex Trebek)

    Know Your History is a radio documentary series that dives deep into hip-hop music and culture. In this episode of the show, we pay tribute to Alex Trebek, the longtime host of Jeopardy. You will be able to play along with clues, learn about the history the show has with hip-hop, and hear a song […]

  • Tiye Phoenix, In-Depth & Exclusive

    Tiye Phoenix is an emcee and producer who has been featured on tracks by some the most notable hip-hop. She is part of the group Polyrhythm Addicts alongside DJ Spinna, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Mr. Complex. You have heard her on tracks with The Artifacts, Talib Kweli, Eternia, and Jean Grae to name a few. This year […]

  • Double Dose of Mastermind Street Jam

    I tried to squeeze both the Monday night and Tuesday night edition of the Mastermind Street Jam on one 90 minute cassette. As you can tell from the J-card, I hoped for no repeats. I couldn’t quite fit both shows on, but this gave me more music to listen to in my Walkman back in […]

  • DJ Chase March Events

    People Helping People Recap

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of providing the music for this great event. It was held outdoors in the Old East Commons just across the street from the Western Fair Grounds. Since it was outside, we could all socially distance and make sure that while we helped a lot of people in our community, we […]