• Top 20 Albums of 2020 (WIB Rap Radio Special)

    I started a tradition back in 2009 when I counted down my favourite albums of the year. Instead of making a Top 10 list, I counted down the Top 9 Albums of 2009. Every year since then, I have been adding one album to the list to keep up with the year. So without further […]

  • Life is Good with Lozen on WIB Rap Radio

    Lozen has been releasing music for close to ten years now and has quite the story to tell through her music and this interview. It was a pleasure chopping it up with her on the radio. We had a lengthy discussion off-air too that I wish you could have heard. Here’s a brief bio . […]

  • A Tribute to Axel Rosa (WIBRapRadio)

    The local hip-hop scene has suffered a great loss. Axel Rosa was more than just a music producer. He took a real interest in the young up-and-comers and did his best to nurture and develop the talent that he saw. He was at every hip-hop show in town, whether or not any of his artists […]

  • A Word is Bond Christmas (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 mix with you early, however. You can listen to it […]

  • You are Not Alone (WIB Rap Radio #446)

    Danny Gable called in to the show Thursday to talk about You Are Not Alone Volume 3: A Mental Health Awareness Event. Unfortunately, by the time this show is podcasted you will have missed the event. Don’t worry though, there will be a fourth volume some time next year. This is an important tradition that […]

  • Lyric Jones Closer Than She Appears

    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 week and we chopped it up with this in-depth and exclusive interview. […]

  • Word is Bond Pays Tribute to Alex Trebek

    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 second half hour of the show, we […]

  • Tiye Phoenix, In-Depth & Exclusive

    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 Artifacts, Talib Kweli, Eternia, and Jean Grae to name a few. This year […]

  • WIB Rap Radio – Radio Western’s 39th Birthday!

    Radio Western celebrated its 39th Birthday with special one hour mixsets from some of its DJs that were also recorded on video. The first hour of this show can be seen with the YouTube embed below. The second hour kicks off with an interview with local emcee Kamo. And then Chase March closes off with […]

  • Celebrating Radio Western’s Birthday with a Video Mixset

    Radio Western celebrated its 39th birthday last night with special one hour video mixsets from several of its hosts and radio shows. This is the second time Word is Bond Rap Radio has done a video stream of its show. We spun some great hip-hop music featuring a ton of local artists. Forest City has tons […]