Mastermind Street Jam #4 Oct 1994

March 16, 2020

The Mastermind Street Jam was required listening back in the day. It was an underground hip-hop mixshow on commercial radio, which made it quite unique. The station catered to dance music the rest of the week, but for two hours, we had that raw, [Keep Reading]

Rapper & DJ Dialogues in Song

March 12, 2020

Hip Hop Matters: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement by S. Craig Watkins Sometimes, I read a hip-hop book and don’t learn anything new. That was not the case with this book. S. Craig Watkins drops a lot of [Keep Reading]

Women in Hip-Hop 1988 (WIHH 10 Show #3)

March 11, 2020

This is the third part of Women in Hip-Hop 10, our annual special celebrating International Women’s Day. In this show, we look closely at the tenth year rap music was recorded, 1988, and all the female emcees you could hear that year. DJ [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam #3 – October 22, 1994

March 9, 2020

Mastermind Street Jam was a great Golden Era hip-hop mixshow on Energy 108 (107.9 fm CINJ) that people from Hamilton to Toronto enjoyed back in the day. I taped it religiously and have started digitizing those cassettes to share with all of you. [Keep Reading]

Sa-Roc & Kathy Iandoli on WIHH 10

March 8, 2020

This is the second part of Women in Hip-Hop 10, our annual special celebrating International Women’s Day. In this show, we have an in-depth and exclusive interview with Sa-Roc and play some of her amazing music. We also talk with Junii, who [Keep Reading]

MIDI Changed Everything

March 4, 2020

“In 1981, Roland developed a standard for electronic musical instruments called Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI. This was a standard for unifying the signal that connected the keyboard and sound generator. By unifying all the [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam (Oct 1994) Tape 2

March 2, 2020

Welcome back to Mastermind Mondays, the day you can visit here to take a trip back in time to hip-hop’s Golden Age. A time when you could turn on commercial radio and hear a great mixshow by DJ Mastermind. The Mastermind Street Jam could be [Keep Reading]

Chasing Content – The Best of Last March

March 1, 2020

It’s time for another edition of Chasing Content, that monthly feature that has us looking back at the best content featured on this blog from this month one year ago. Read all of the posts from last March . . . or just these highlights Billy [Keep Reading]
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