November 2020

Mastermind Street Jam – Feb ’96 (Tape 40)

November 30, 2020

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 [Keep Reading]

A Great Series for Young Readers (and Runners)

November 26, 2020

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 [Keep Reading]

Word is Bond Pays Tribute to Alex Trebek

November 24, 2020

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 [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam – Back for More

November 23, 2020

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 [Keep Reading]

New Posting Schedule

November 20, 2020

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 [Keep Reading]

Classified – I Love It (Chase March Flip)

November 19, 2020

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 [Keep Reading]

Hip Hop on Jeopardy (RIP Alex Trebek)

November 18, 2020

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 [Keep Reading]

Tiye Phoenix, In-Depth & Exclusive

November 17, 2020

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 [Keep Reading]

Double Dose of Mastermind Street Jam

November 16, 2020

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 [Keep Reading]

People Helping People Recap

November 15, 2020

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 [Keep Reading]
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