Hip-Hop Has a Birthday? (Know Your History) • Word Is Bond

August 11th, 1973 is considered to be the birth of hip-hop culture. In this edition of Know Your History, we get to the bottom of how that can be.

This was part of Radio Western’s Word Up 2018, the first annual day-long celebration of hip-hop music and culture.

This is Episode 78 of Know Your History and features music by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5, an interview with the first hip-hop promoter (it isn’t who you think) and a song by Akala that gets us thinking about how far back this genre of music actually goes.

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E Dot is pulling on "14 Karat Strings" • Word Is Bond

New York based Producer E Dot powers up our Saturday afternoon with this soulful gem titled “14 Karat Strings”. Layering a solid vocal sampleover thick head nodding drums , E Dot crafts an instant feel goof record that will get heads nodding immediately.

t marks the second installment of a weekly release every Thursday through the end of 2018.


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Tentendo team up with Jordan Dennison on "Dance With Me" • Word Is Bond

Multi-instrumentalist Tentendo cranks up the tempo on his new single titled  “Dance With Me”.  The record is a smooth blend of funk, dance with hip-hop sensibilities. On the vocal side of things, Jordan Dennison comes through with a vibrant performance laced with fun-filled vibes.

Tentendo’s production style consists of carefully layered percussion and thick synths saturated in sweet. sticky vocals with thumping bass lines to colour the melodic madness. Lush, RnB neo-soul at its very best.

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Sceyentifik ft. Zavion – “Roll Out” (Video)

In-support of his new album, Sceyentifik unveils the first video of the project for the single, “Roll Out”.

Directed by Lex Dawson, Sceyentifik and Zavion preach a message of social injustice, adversity, and more as they narrate several various life situations surrounded by religion, politics, and the streets. Simple, “Roll Out” is a must-hear that can inspire change on many levels. A convincing first prelude to the album, Sceyentifik is perfect for the current status quo.

“Roll Out” is off of Sceyentifik’s first installment ‘The Sceyence Project Vol.1’. Watch the new video above and listen to the new project, available now courtesy of Spotify.

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Tuff Kong Records Presents "Brick", New Music Video by John Jigg$ Featuring Daniel Son • Word Is Bond

Lyrical genius and notably respected Long Island emcee, John Jigg$, announced the release of his highly anticipated EP titled Teflon John courtesy of Tuff Kong Records.  The project, produced entirely by CUNS, features Hip Hop elites including Benny the Butcher, Daniel Son, Crimeapple, and PF Cuttin.

“Teflon John” is a declaration of skilled warfare against fabricated rappers in way of his success and lyrical reign.  His natural cadence over a blended mixture of dramatic pulsations and Hip Hop beats is uncanny.

Brick, one of the singles off the EP provides listeners with a classic, yet intensified delivery of impeccable mastered bars.  Jigg$ mentions the “bricks” he used to long for then quickly flips up his collar with a message for industry vultures.

Watch “Brick” by John Jigg$ featuring Daniel Son produced by CUNS 

Jigg$, returning to “Strong Island” from his personal European Tour, is full throttle in the studio as well as performing “Teflon John”tracks on Tri-state area’s most prestigious stages and radio shows.  The EP is available for digital streaming and for a limited time on vinyl and cd.

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Tesem delivers an atmospheric trap jam on "Live It Up" • Word Is Bond

Tesem is a young independent producer from Berlin, Germany and his new instrumental “Live It Up” is a solid mix of electronic sounds and trap styled drums. Mellow and soothing to be exact, the beat is something you can put on while working on your chores or working out.

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Famoso & Lafleur are the "Sage of the Diviners" • Word Is Bond

“Sage of the Diviners” is the newest record off Famoso & Lafleur‘s upcoming debut album ‘Styles & Tribulations’.  The track features Philieano & Abhi The Nomad.


‘Sage of the Diviners’ is off of Famoso & Lafleur’s upcoming debut album ‘Styles & Tribulations’, which will be available everywhere August 17th.

Album link (private) – https://soundcloud.com/famosolafleur/sets/styles-tribulations-1/s-DXdnB



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TOP 10 SUBMISSIONS for 3rd week August • Word Is Bond

We are still dedicated to showcasing the best tracks/videos from the underground by searching far and wide in order to bring you our weekly list. It’s a tough job as we sift through a ton of high quality tracks just to settle for just 5. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
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Martin has always been forward thinking with his style of hip-hop. He doesn’t try to pander to styles but rather sticks to what he knows best. On his new song “Neon” he kicks off the wall raps over a surreal, atmospheric backdrop. His lyrics are pretty imaginative and make references to lucid dreaming and a carefree hook to match.

“Neon” is the latest release from Martin, who is creating an alternative hip-hop universe in which he combines music, live action film, and his original 2D animated characters, such as Cloud the mouse. Over an airy, arcade-inspired instrumental produced by SpydaWebs, Martin weaves vibrant descriptions of movement and color into his bars to bring his lucid dreams to life.




“Forced Frequencies” is the first song off Corrupted Mind’s debut tape. The thought-provoking song showcases the young emcee’s vivid lyrics and passionate delivery. The production is quite engaging and has a nice live feel behind it but more importantly, his voice is used as a tool to convey his deepest thoughts. Hit thew play button and get familiar.




Kansas city emcee MizzNekol links up with two of her fellow Kansas city fierce lyricists Rob Ruckus & King Krook on the remix of her song “NBUD pt 2”. Over a bouncy trap backdrop, the emcees breakdown the ruls to getting tot he apex in this game. They maintain that having a solid work ethic will definitely go a long way



Nigerian singer/rapper Santi taps into the dancehall/pop genre on his newest hypnotic single titled “Freaky”. The record was produced by his fellow Monster Boys member Genio and features singer Nonso Amadi and rapper Bridge. Santi delivers a solid dancehall flow over the dense, smoky track while Nonso smoothens things out with his pop-style chorus. Bridge sure does his thing for the little time he had on the song.

“Freaky”. serves as Santi’s newest release for 2018 as his EP approaches in the autumn




Singer/Songwriter/Producer Kyan delivers the visuals for his soulful record titled “Like Summer”.  The song which is the final song he wrote for his album helped him come through a bout of being stuck in a cycle. The heartfelt song really brings the listener closer to the emotions of the artist. He further explains It feels good to be able to tell my truth whilst also being able to show other people and myself that even from that dark place there’s always a way out. ‘




Rum Committee’s Gi3MO and Ceezlin team up with Hatter to return on the latest banger “F.U.T.F”, produced by Pro P. Appearing on the new mixtape “Big Gizzy Is Boss”, it carries on the tradition of end-to-end classics packed full of guest features that serve as the taster session for his new album following shortly “The Unmistakable Gary Guttersnypes”.

This is all bars from start to finish.



Las Vegas emcee Coherent teams up with the super talented soul act Georgia Anne Muldrow & producer Devaloop on this new single titled “Stop Thinking”.Produced by Devaloop who crafted a smooth head-nodding jam, Coherent delivers a solid expressive performance with the bars while Georgia Anne Muldrow spices it up with some much-needed soul.

This song was taken from  the album “Foreign Aid” by Coherent




Hawaii-bred newcomer Ash delivers a smooth number titled “Naked”. The record is a mellow, soulful jam that truly showcases her warm, heartfelt vocals and expressive lyrics. Everything about this song is so organic and compelling that it’s going to be very difficult to not love it.

The 22-year-old born Ashley Lilinoe’s identity is deeply connected to the physical world, with her surname translating to “fine mist” in Hawaiian, and her nom de plume Ash referring to “what remains when all is set to flame,” a form of rebirth.



UK based rapper/singer BRYN is claiming her spot with the release of her new single “Queenpin”. Over a dark, trap bouncy beat, she brings nothing but lyrical ruckus for the naysayers and she also switches it up with a melodic hook to match.

In addition to releasing “Queenpin”this summer will see BRYN undertake a run of appearances including a performance on the BBC’s 1Xtra stage at Reading and Leeds, where she will share the stage with Ski Mask the Slump god, AJ Tracey and Lady Leshurr.




Los Angeles rapper DUCKWRTH releases a new banger titled “Fallback”. Over a gritty, upbeat backdrop the emcee doesn’t pull any punches with his untethered flow and somewhat over-the-top lyrics.

Get it HERE via Republic Records.


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Violentlyill drop the visuals for his instrumental "Divine"[Video] • Word Is Bond

Violentlyill is back with the visuals for his jazz-tinged beat “Divine”, a smooth record he dropped some weeks ago. The visual is a quirky blend of images and retro shots from various periods in time blended with a psychedelic effect to match.

“Divine” is off Volume 1 of Violentlyill’s illstrumental series.


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