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 – Tape 103 (Date Unknown)

    As I get near the end of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes, I started to get a little less organized. I don’t have a tracklist for this one or the original J-card so I’m not sure when it aired. But I just played it myself so I could tell you what artists are […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 102 (Oct 14, 1996)

    Tape 102 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes. This one is from October 14, 1996. Freshly digitized for you! Featuring music by . . . B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Chubb Rock, Coolio, De La Soul, Ghostface, Jay-Z, Jeru the Damaja, K-os, LL Cool J, Mother Nature, Method Man, Mobb Deep, Real LIve, Queen Latifah, […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 101 (Oct 8, 1996)

    Mastermind was playing it by ear on October 8th, 1996. Some of the best Hip Hop mixshow work this way. Live radio, playing the jams that they want to hear, and freestyling on the decks. It’s always a treat when the Mastermind Street Jam is on. Featuring music by Beatnuts, Busta Rhymes, Bush Babees, Ghostface, […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 54 (April 22, 1996)

    We’re back from the holiday break. You were probably expecting Tape 101 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes, but I found a missing tape over the holidays and digitized it for you. So here it the tape we skipped ten months ago. We will be back to posting new episodes every Monday until […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 100

    Here it is Tape 100 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes. This was taped live off the radio on October 7, 1997 from Energy 108. I post a new tape every week but this will be the last one for this year. See you in January with Tape 101!

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 99 (Oct 1, 1996)

    Tape 99 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes has been freshly digitized for you to enjoy! This one was recorded live from the radio on October 1st, 1996 and features music by 2Pac, Akinyele, Artifacts, A Tribe Called Quest, Bahamadia, Beatnuts, Busta Rhymes, Choclair, De La Soul, Group Therapy, Junior Mafia, Krs-One, Large […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam on Energy 108

    The Mastermind Street Jam aired on a commercial radio station back in the late 1990s. It was on the Dance Music Station, Energy 108. I started recording this episode a few minutes before the show hit the air. You get to hear the DJ throwing to the show and playing a song that naturally lead […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – The Nas Interview

    Nas called in to chop it up with Mastermind back on September 24, 1996. This is tape 97 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes. I hope you enjoy the trip down Memory Lane (see what I did there?) Featuring music by . . . Common, Foxy Brown, GZA, INI, Jay-Z, Maestro Fresh Wes, […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 95 (Sept 17, 1996)

    The Mastermind Street Jam was required listening back in the 1990s. This was before YouTube and before most of us had the Internet at home. It was how we discovered new Hip Hop tunes. Mastermind broke records and kept us laced with the goodness. We hear some more 2Pac news in this episode too. Hip […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Rest in Peace 2Pac (Sept 16, 1996)

    This was the news I was dreading to hear. I thought that 2Pac was going to recover and come back with some super-hard music. I never expected that he would pass away. It was a sad day, indeed, when the news broke. Mastermind had been keeping us up to date over the course of the […]