Mastermind Street Jam

Mastermind Street Jam was a radio show on Energy 108 (107.9fm) that served the Hamilton, Burlington, and Toronto areas in the mid to late 1990s.

I taped the shows on cassette religiously for years and wanted to share my collection with you. I have over 100 tapes from 1994 through 1997. I plan to release a new episode weekly here for as long as I can.

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The Metaphor Awards ’96 (Mastermind Street Jam)

This was billed as the first ever Metaphor Awards. Mastemind spun an hour of tunes and asked listeners to call in and vote for their favourite metaphor song in hip-hop. What’s your pick from this list? Cella Dwellas – Advance…

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Mastermind Steert Jam – July 8, 1996

I once again have a numbering issue with this edition of Mastermind Street Jam. I labelled this one as Tape 76 but it looks like it should have been Tape 75. I don’t seem to be missing a tape in…

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Mastermind Street Jam – 25 Years Ago This Week

Here’s a cool radio show that I taped 25 years ago this week. It’s the 74th tape of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes. I’m having fun digitizing these and sharing them with you. This was an iconic hip-hop…

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Mastermind Street Jam – Extra Day

I’m pretty sure the date on this tape is wrong. June 26, 1996 was a Wednesday and the Mastermind Street Jam aired on Mondays and Tuesdays. I knew the date was wrong when I labelled the tape too. I titled…

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Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 72 (June 1996)

Here is Tape 72 from my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes. If you are not familiar with the show, get familiar. This is classic Canadian radio right in the midst of the second golden era of hip-hop. DJ Mastermind…

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Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 71

I’m not sure what happened to Tape 70 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes. It’s been lost in the ether. I wish I had every episode of this classic hip-hop mixshow. It was just so iconic. Let’s celebrate…

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Darkman on Mastermind Street Jam (June ’96)

Darkman is the special guest for this edition of Mastermind Street Jam that aired back on Monday June 10, 1996. He was featured on the classic Blahzay Blahzay tracks and was also featured on 2Rude’s debut album too. This show…

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Mastermind Street Jam – Homegrown Show Part 2 (1996)

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Mastermind continued the Homegrown edition of his radio show with some great Canadian tunes but had to squeeze in some of the new hot tracks that were popping at the time too. This episode aired in June of 1996 and…

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Mastermind Street Jam – Homegrown Edition (June 1996)

Mastermind did a Homegrown edition of his radio show back in June of 1996. This was a very novel concept back in the day and I’m glad he looked out for the local scene. He always played dope Canadian content…

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Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 66

It’s the Tuesday night edition of Mastermind Street Jam from June 4, 1996. Featuring new music (at the time) by . . . 25 Ta Life, A Tribe Called Quest, Big Noyd, Busta Rhymes, Capone-N-Noreaga, Choclair, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, Large…

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