Bill Withers Tribute (Word is Bond Style)

Legendary soul musician, Bill Withers, passed away last week at the age of 81. He music is timeless and has always moved me. I had to pay tribute to him this week on the show. I did so by playing a few interview clips and songs that have been inspired by, and sampled, his amazing work.

I also talk to educator and publisher, Demetra Turnbull. She is providing resources for parents, students, and teachers to use in the home schooling environment. Make sure you are supporting your child’s education in these trying times. Teachers need your help to make the online learning classrooms work.

And of course, we have great music.

Word is Bond!

Part 1 – Self Isolate

Rick Mercer – Plug the Holes (Social Distancing) Rant
De La Soul – Plug Tuning

Part 2 – Bill Withers Tribute

Bill Withers – Interview Clip
DMX – No Sunshine
Wordsworth – What We Gon’ Do (Oddisee Remix)
Mathematik – Rhyme Trainin’ (Remix)
Smoke DZA ft Big KRIT – Gotta Get Paid
Brother Ali – Waheedah’s Hands
Geto Boys – It Ain’t
Bill Withers – Documentary Clip
Big Daddy Kane – Rap Summary (Lean on Me)
Jungle Brothers – Straight Out the Jungle
Black Eyed Peas – Bridging the Gaps
Redman – Rated R
Yo-Yo – I Got Played
Eric B & Rakim – In the Ghetto
Consequence ft Conway – Complex Con
Bill Withers – Lovely Day

Part 3 – Home Schooling

Demetra Turnbull – Chalkboard Publishing (Interview)

Part 4 – Music Mix

Hip Hop Headucatorz – Each One Teach One
Ambiguous – The Purpose
Euphrates – Aim at Rebuilding
Poor Righteous Teachers – Each One Teach One
Awful P & Conflikt ft Tone Chop – It Is What It Is
Daniel Son & Finn – Burnt Thumbs
Dragon Fli Empire – Vortex
The Nemesis Two & Lee Ricks – Swarm
Emotionz – Request Line
Jordi Laforty ft Emcee G-Roc Gayle – Gather ‘Round
Nestor Wynrush – Give In
Teck Zilla ft Rageouz – Horus Remix
Prodigy – Keep it Thoro (9th Wonder Remix)

Original air date – Thursday April 9, 2020

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