Digging the Samples – Episode #444

December 2, 2020

This week’s Word is Bond Rap Radio episode is all about the great samples you’ve heard on countless songs. I play the original songs that producers have mined to make the great tracks our favourite emcess have rhymed over. I also look at [Keep Reading]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Show Me Some Love!

November 8, 2020

Word is Bond Rap Radio started in 2012 and has been going strong ever since. With close to 500 episodes now the show features . . . mixsets of underground hip-hop and boom-bap classics in-depth and exclusive interviews with some of the best emcess, [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam Stands the Test of Time

November 2, 2020

January 8th, 1996 at midnight, Mastermind took to the air to cut, blend, and mix some of the best hip-hop out at the time. He broke records, premiered tracks, and held it down for the hip-hop mixshow tradition every single week. These tapes have [Keep Reading]
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