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 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 it! There are 70 episodes posted here that you can stream or download. And I […]

  • 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 features music by 2Pac, A Tribe Called Quest, Heltah Skeltah, KRS-One, Kool Fashion, Masta Ace, […]

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    Mastermind Street Jam – Homegrown Show Part 2 (1996)

    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 is the 68th tape in my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes. Download this episode (for […]

  • 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 and this episode was no different. I was hoping to see some more independent artists […]

  • 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 Professor, Method Man, Money Barz Playas, Mobb Deep, Nas, and Ranjahz (I spelled it wrong […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 65 (June 3, 1996)

    Tape 65 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes features music by . . . A Tribe Called Quest, Blahzay Blahzay, Choclair, Common Sense, Erick Sermon, Heather B, Heltah Skeltah, Keith Murray, Kool Fashion, Nas, Redman, Saukrates, Smooth Da Hustler, and more! This show aired on Energy 108 (107.9 fm) on June 3, 1996. […]

  • 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.

  • Hip Hop Bandits (Mastermind Street Jam # 64)

    The Mastermind Street Jam was an incredible radio show that aired in the 1990s on Energy 108. It was pretty much required listening as he hipped us to a lot of great records. This episode features music by De La Soul, Fugees, Heather B, House of Pain, MC Eiht, Mic Geronimo, Mobb Deep, O.C., Royal […]

  • Hit ‘Em Up, Mastermind!

    This was the first time most of us ever heard 2Pac’s “Hit ‘Em Up” and many of us didn’t have our tape decks rolling at the time. Fortunately, I did. The radio station received complaints after this episode aired, but that didn’t stop Mastermind from playing it again. Wait till you hear the next tape […]

  • Mastermind Street Jam – Tape 62

    Here’s Tape 62 of my collection of Mastermind Street Jam episodes. This one was broadcast on Energy 108 back on May 21, 1996. Even though the show started at midnight on a school night, you had to stay up late enough to hit record so you could have some great hip-hop to spin the next […]