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 – Freshly Digitized Mixshow

    Classic hip-hop radio freshly digitized for you! If you’re not familiar, the Mastermind Street Jam is where we got our music back in the day. And it was on commercial radio in Canada. This episode features music by A Tribe Called Quest, Big Shug, Busta Rhymes, Concrete Mob, Heltak Skeltah, Jay-Z, Kardinal Offishall, Kool Fashion, […]


  • Smoothe Da Hustler, DJ Dummy, & Crew – Mastermind Street Jam

    Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigga Tha Gambler, and the whole Next Level Clique stopped by the Mastermind Street Jam back on August 12, 1996. In addition to the interview, you can hear DJ Dummy cut it up on the wheels of steel, a freestyle session, and some great music! Original Air Date – August 12, 1996 […]


  • The Starting From Scratch Street Jam

    DJ Starting from Scratch had a few guest appearances on The Mastermind Street Jam. This one aired on August 5, 1996 and features music by . . . A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Fugees, Heltah Skeltah, Nas, Pete Rock, Ras Kass, Smooth Da Hustla, Trigga Da Gambler, The Roots, and more. The tape […]


  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 80 (July 31, 1996)

    It’s a Mastermind Monday so it’s time to share a digitized cassette from my collection of one of the best hip-hop mixshows ever, the Mastermind Street Jam. Tape 80 features new music (at the time of airing) by . . . A Tribe Called Quest, Bahamadia, Busta Rhymes, Dream Warriors, Foxy Brown, Jeru the Damaja, […]


  • Mastermind Street Jam – Beats, Rhymes, Life

    Tape 79 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes. This one was broadcast on July 22, 1996 on 107.9 fm Energy 108. Featuring brand-new music (at the time) by . . . A Tribe Called Quest Ill Al Skratch, Jay-Z, Lost Boyz, Nas, Sadat X, Smooth Da Hustla, and more. Download this episode (for a […]


  • 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 to BoardwalkCommon Sense – I Used to Love H.E.R.Tha Alkaholiks – Mary JaneMain Source – […]


  • 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 the date sequence. Oh well! Press play and enjoy this radio show I taped live […]


  • 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 mixshow on the Canadian airwaves and it deserves all the shine it can get. Mastermind […]


  • 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 it “Extra Day.” Not sure what the real deal is here, but it’s great hip-hop […]


  • 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 broke records and gave us all our weekly hip-hop fix. This show was required listening. […]