Mastermind Street Jam

The Mastermind Street Jam is an iconic radio program that aired from 1994-2001 on Energy 108. I recorded the program faithfully and digitized the tapes. There are over 100 episodes archived here.

  • Mastermind Street Jam – My Complete Collection

    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. This hip-hop mixshow was required listening. It was unique because it was on commercial radio. Originally on Saturdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, it moved to Monday and Tuesday nights from Midnight to […]

  • The Final Tape – Mastermind Street Jam #112 (Oct 22, 1996)

    Say it ain’t so. This can’t be the final tape of the Mastermind Street Jam, can it? Unfortunately, it is the last tape in my collection. I found it after I had digitized all the others. That is why it is not in chronological order. Mastermind did shows before an after this 112 tape run […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Rap Essentials

    We’ve almost reached the end of my collection. I only have one tape left. This is a good penultimate episode though. Beat Factory Music was in the house to talk about Rap Essentials 2, the second volume of the incredible Canadian Hip Hop compilation. Several artists and groups were in the house too including . […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam with Puff Daddy

    Tape 110 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam features an interview with Puff Daddy and great music by . . . A.G., Alkaholikz, Big L, Big Noyd, Big Pun, EPMD, The Firm, Foxy Brown, Goodie Mob, Jay-Z, Keith Murray, Lauryn Hill, Lox, Ma$e, Mobb Deep, Luniz, Organized Konfusion, Puff Daddy, Rakim, Rampage, Redlife, Too-Short, […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam with Frankenstein

    Frankenstein dropped by the Mastermind Street Jam back in 1997 prior to the release of his E.P. to kick it on the airwaves. They premiere tracks from U.V. and as usual Mastermind spins some great tunes by . . . AZ, Big Pun, Busta Rhymes, Canibus, Common, Frankenstein, Jay-Z, Kardinal Offishall, LL Cool J, Rascalz, […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam with Nefarius (Collizhun & Kwesro)

    This is tape 108 from my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes and it features an interview with Nefarius (Collizhun, Kwesro, and Don D) and a special phone call from Choclair. and music by . . . Big Pun, Diamond D, Ghetto Concept, Fat Joe, Lauryn Hill, King T, Nas, Nefarious, Onyx, Snoop Dogg. Warren […]

  • LL Cool J on Mastermind Street Jam (1997)

    LL Cool J was in the scene for over 12 years when he appeared on this episode of Mastermind Street Jam back in 1997. He has gone on to do some amazing things since then too. Truly, a legend! This episode features an exclusive interview with LL and a few world premieres from his album […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – In NY City (Feb ’97)

    Mastermind broadcast this episode from New York City on February 11, 1997 and played tracks by . . . Busta Rhymes, Dr. Dre, Jeru the Damaja, Heltah Skeltah, Lil Kim, Masta Ace, Mobb Deep, Nodge, O.G.C., Rascalz, and more. The Mastermind Street Jam on Energy 108 (107.9 fm) Download this episode (for a limited time) or […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Bootcamp Spectaular

    This is the Bootcamp Spectacular as heard on the Mastermind Street Jam sometime back in 1997. I don’t have the case for this one any more so I don’t know the exact airdate. I taped it off the radio and freshly digitized it for you. I hope you enjoy this series. This is Tape 105 […]

  • Tape 104 – April 21, 1997 (Mastermind Street Jam)

    I’m getting close to the end of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam tapes. This is Tape 104 and was recorded off the radio back on April 21, 1997. Featuring music by . . . 3rd Bass, Big Mike, Cappadonna, Da Brat, Down To Erf, Foxy Brown, GZA, High & Mighty, Jay-Z, Jungle Brothers, Mad […]