August 2021

  • Live Hip Hop Radio with ScrmmbledEggs

    Live concerts are back. I was so excited to be deejaying in front of a crowd again that I recorded the entire show. Last week, I shared with you Strange Breed’s set. This week, we will hear him again as he also did a few songs during ScrmmbledEggs set. That portion of the concert will […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Freshly Digitized Mixshow

    Classic hip-hop radio freshly digitized for you! If you’re not familiar, the Mastermind Street Jam is where we got our music back in the day. And it was on commercial radio in Canada. This episode features music by A Tribe Called Quest, Big Shug, Busta Rhymes, Concrete Mob, Heltak Skeltah, Jay-Z, Kardinal Offishall, Kool Fashion, […]

  • Stop Wasting Time at School

    Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling 72 Things I Wish I’d Known by Traci Matt The title of this book is a bit tongue and cheek but the author is definitely correct about all the time wasted as we try to educate children. I know this from first-hand experience as a public school teacher for the […]

  • Strange Breed Live + bRavenous Interview (Word is Bond Rap Radio)

    It’s been a long time since we were able to gather inside and put on a dope hip-hop concert. That’s why I wanted to record this return to live concerts. I was the DJ for the show and had a blast rocking the wheels of steel. When it came time for Strange Breed to perform, […]

  • Smoothe Da Hustler, DJ Dummy, & Crew – Mastermind Street Jam

    Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigga Tha Gambler, and the whole Next Level Clique stopped by the Mastermind Street Jam back on August 12, 1996. In addition to the interview, you can hear DJ Dummy cut it up on the wheels of steel, a freestyle session, and some great music! Original Air Date – August 12, 1996 […]

  • Ben Folds Learned Cheap Lessons

    A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons by Ben Folds I love when audio books are actually narrated by the author and when it is a musician, who plays some keys throughout, it’s really cool. I like to take notes when I read. It’s a little harder to do that […]

  • Write a Song with Jeff Tweedy

    Jeff Tweedy, of the band Wilco, shared three things he does everyday to help him write the great songs that he is known for. First, he stockpiles words, language, and lyrics by doing exercises like freewriting , writing poems , refining , and revising. He also stockpiles music, songs, and parts of songs by “making […]

  • Cover Songs in Hip-Hop

    Cover songs are done regularly in every genre of music except hip-hop. Why is that? Why are cover songs so rare in hip-hop? Who has done covers and what’s the history behind them? Let’s explore that today in the 90th episode of Know Your History, a documentary series that dives deep into hip-hop music and […]

  • The Starting From Scratch Street Jam

    DJ Starting from Scratch had a few guest appearances on The Mastermind Street Jam. This one aired on August 5, 1996 and features music by . . . A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Fugees, Heltah Skeltah, Nas, Pete Rock, Ras Kass, Smooth Da Hustla, Trigga Da Gambler, The Roots, and more. The tape […]

  • Emily Eternal

    Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton Emily is an artificial consciousness, which apparently is quite different from an artificial intelligence, as she will readily tell you. She is a computer program but is able to move around and interact in the real world through the use of interfaces that people wear. These allow anyone to see […]