Classic Hip-Hop Radio from 1996

December 28, 2020

I just finished digitizing tape 44 of my collection of The Mastermind Street Jam radio show. This one is from March 11, 1996 and features music by . . . CL Smooth, Cypress Hill, Das Efx, Dogg Pound, Geto Boys, Grand Puba, Group Home, GZA, Jamal, [Keep Reading]

A Word is Bond Christmas (2020)

December 22, 2020

Word is Bond Rap Radio is on Thursday nights at 11:00 pm on 94.9 fm Radio Western and runs for two hours. That means that this year’s holiday special starts on Christmas Eve and brings us right into Christmas morning. I wanted to share this [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam – Tape #43 (1996)

December 21, 2020

It’s time for another throwback edition of the Mastermind Street Jam. Every week, I digitize and share a cassette tape from my collection of this iconic hip-hop mixshow. We are now on Tape 43. This one features music by . . . Bahamadia, [Keep Reading]

Lyric Jones Closer Than She Appears

December 8, 2020

Lyric Jones is a singer, songwriter, emcee, drummer, and producer who has been making and releasing great music since 2012. Her brand new album, Closer Than They Appear, is available wherever you get your music. She called in to the radio show this [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam: NY,NY LA,LA

December 7, 2020

I used to love recording the Mastermind Street Jam back in the 90s. It was like getting a free mixtape every week. I would tune in to the now-defunct Energy 108 and record the show on cassette. This way I could enjoy it whenever I wanted. I still [Keep Reading]

All Women’s Voices Day 2020

December 5, 2020

Word is Bond Rap Radio has a special episode of the show tomorrow for All Women’s Voices Day on 94.9 fm Radio Western. Hosted by my wife, it features interview clips and great music from some amazing female emcees and DJs. Tune in at 1:30 pm [Keep Reading]

Digital Culture Traveller

December 4, 2020

Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture by Jace Clayton aka DJ Rupture I took quite a few notes while reading this book. Here are a few of my favourite passages with a little commentary to boot. DJs are Essential “As a [Keep Reading]

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]
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