Know Your History

Hip Hop on Jeopardy (RIP Alex Trebek)

November 18, 2020

Know Your History is a radio documentary series that dives deep into hip-hop music and culture. In this episode of the show, we pay tribute to Alex Trebek, the longtime host of Jeopardy. You will be able to play along with clues, learn about the [Keep Reading]

Summer to Snow – Enjoy the Show

November 16, 2019

It’s crazy how quickly the seasons change. It went from unseasonable warm to the first snow storm of the season in just a few days. Summer to snow in the blink of an eye. I didn’t make it into the station Tuesday night because of the [Keep Reading]

Hip-Hop Has a Birthday? (Know Your History)

August 18, 2018

August 11th, 1973 is considered to be the birth of hip-hop culture. In this edition of Know Your History, we get to the bottom of how that can be. This was part of Radio Western’s Word Up 2018, the first annual day-long celebration of hip-hop [Keep Reading]

Women in Hip-Hop 6 TONIGHT!

March 5, 2016

We are celebrating International Women’s Day in a big way tonight. It’s our 6th Annual Women in Hip-Hop Spectacular.  An entire overnight of radio programming dedicated to hip-hop’s better half. We have all sorts of great content [Keep Reading]

Know Your History – The Huge Influence of Rakim

February 5, 2016

Rakim is one of hip-hop’s finest talents. He revolutionized the game with his unique wordplay and multi-syllabic style. His influence expands well beyond hip-hop as well. You can hear his voice sampled on dozens and dozens of hip-hop classics. [Keep Reading]

Know Your History Season 4

January 27, 2014

Know Your History is a documentary radio series that I do once a month for DOPEfm Radio and The Word is Bond Rap Radio Hour. I explore a different topic related to hip-hop music and culture every month. The show is normally half an hour long but I [Keep Reading]

Know Your History 42 – Metaphor Concepts

January 17, 2014

Welcome to Know Your History, your monthly dose of hip-hop knowledge. Today, I want to start out our journey in 1995. That was the year that a member of the Wu-Tang Clan dropped a seminal hip-hop classic. The album is brilliant with banger after [Keep Reading]

Know Your History 47 – Rest in Peace, Dad!

November 16, 2013

I wanted to honour and pay tribute to my father in a meaningful way. He was always a positive influence in my life and supported me in all of my musical endeavours. I wouldn’t be actively involved in hip-hop if it weren’t for him. So, [Keep Reading]

The Word is Bond Haunted Rap Radio Hour

October 31, 2013

There are some great Halloween-themed rap songs. The first one I ever heard was “The Haunted House of Rock” by Whodini. I was so captivated by this record for a number of reasons. Number 1, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous. Number 2, [Keep Reading]
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