We start out the show with 30 minutes of great Lee Reed music, and then talk to the man himself in this special edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio.
Lee Reed is an amazing artist and veteran of the Hamilton music scene. Right now, he is fighting a battle against an unfair system that threatens to displace people from the homes. You can support the rent strike efforts by copping his new EP from Bandcamp.
Lee Reed (cuts by Kryme Won) – Fuck Ya Lee Reed (prod by Fyhlox) – Too Ambitious Lee Reed & Mother Tareka – Stop Line 9 Lee Reed – Doom & Gloom Lee Reed ft Eklipz – The Pump The Demon ft Lee Reed – They Watch Lee Reed – Sky is Falling Lee Reed ft Mother Tareka – The Dollar Lee Reed – Ghost Town Lee Reed (prod by Fyhlox) – The New Steal Lee Reed (prod by John P) – The Rents Abstract Rude, Prevail, Moka Only – Stop Biting J Shiltz – A Good Look Chef Borges ft Lil Rice – Cooking It Up Kish – Strict Economics Branded Moore & DJ Over – Me and My Crew Sadat X, Nature, E Smitty, Rebel – Wolfpack Apollo Brown and Locksmith ft DJ Los – In My Element DJ Skizz ft Freeway, Westside Gunn, & Conway – Dead Wrong Capadonna – Soul Train Black Sheep – My Right Brain TNV (That New Vessel) – The Breaks Amerigo Gazaway ft Common & Stevie Wonder – Resurrection to a Higher Ground Finale & Nottz – Mean Green
We pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who passed away last week in this edition of Word is Bond Rap Radio.
We start out with a story about her iconic version of “Respect” and the history behind the tune. Then work our way through 30 minutes of tunes that sampled her music, and close out the show with some new and classic hip-hop.
Under the Influence – Guys And Dolls (Gender Marketing Part 2 clip) Mos Def – Ms Fat Booty Outkast – Jazzy Belle Mobb Deep – Drop a Gem On Em The Bizzie Boys – Droppin’ It Pete Rock – Aretha Muneshine & Vinyl Frontiers ft Sean Price and Termanology – What Now Ugly Heroes – Naysayers and Playmakers EPMD – Strictly Business Xzibit – What You See is What You Get Cee Aye Cee – Give Me Light RJD2 – See You Leave Clypto ft SmooVth – Shadow Box Branded Moore & DJ Over – IDGAF Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh ft Ransom – Land Mine Sicwitdapen – Recognize Buck-N-Nice ft Reks – Time Jedi Mind Tricks – You Have One Devil but Five Angels Apollo Brown and Locksmith – Slow Down Soul Chef – Next to Nothing Dizz1 ft Blu – We Make It Look Easy Black Thought & 9th Wonder – Thank You Dustin Moore – John Lennon Eminem – The Way I Am EPMD – Crossover Fu-Schnickens – La Schmoove Nice & Smooth – No Delaying Boogiemonsters – Bronx Bombas Mic Guts – Everyday NYOIL – Joy and Laughter Grim Fury – Hallejuah Historians – Money Isn’t Everything
Branded Moore was the special guest on Word is Bond Rap Radio last week. He took over the program to promote the release of “Low Fidelity Broadcast,” a project he did with DJ Over.
We played some tunes from the new project, premiered a few tracks from the vaults that have never been heard before, talked to a live caller, and had an in-depth discussion about all things hip-hop.
Branded Moore has an incredible stage presence and energy and puts on one of the best live shows you will ever see. Do yourself a favour and catch him in concert if you get the chance.
“Low Fidelity Broadcast” is out now wherever you get your music.
Neek the Exotic ft Bumpy Knuckles – O.G. Season Cayoz – No Love Lost Pearl Harba – Overtime Double XX Posse – Not Gonna Be Able to Do It Brand Nubian – Drop the Bomb Branded Moore & DJ Over – IDGAF Kyle Kanevil ft Branded Moore, Exit Only, A-Fos, Shanktooth – Mind of a Menace Branded Moore & DJ Over ft Jordel Downz – Go Gettas Branded Moore & DJ Over – It’s a Demo Branded Moore – Moore’s House Branded Moore – The MC The People – Not Listening Sankdafied ft Branded Moore – Easy Mullet N Steps – Open Letter Ngajuana ft Branded Moore – Primative Tragedy & BP ft Apathy, and DJ Stitches – Mastermind PR DepARTment ft Scottie Royal – RX Moses Rockwell – Pants! Blaq Poet – Declare War Del the Funky Homosapien – Mr. Dobalina Gangstarr – Skills
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.
You can stream or download the clean or explicit version of the show below for free.
One of the lyrics in a song we played this week says, “Every show needs a DJ” and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why you get two hours of music mixed live by our very own Chase March on the radio every week here on Word is Bond Rap Radio. So please hire a DJ if you are putting on a rap concert. You need one!
Show some love to the DJ. When you are at a show and snapping pictures, make sure to get one of the DJ. If you are an MC, thank the DJ, by name, during your set. Hip-hop started with a DJ. Let’s remember and honour that.
Enjoy the show!
Lee Reed – The New Steal Rifree ft Jabba the Kut – Beauty in Every Sky Solar C ft Bes Kept – Open Trails Dizz1 ft MED & Jimetta Rose – Hard to Breathe Just Taylor – D3 Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh – The Meeting Chris ORrick ft Fashawn – Bottom Feeders Awaxx of The Rhythm Writers – Terminally Local 2Pac ft Scarface – Smile A.G. – Magical World J Scienide & Bozack Morris – Capeesh Realio Sparkzwell ft C Rayz Walz – Bite on this Olive TSP – Verbal Combat Solomon Childs – Statik Bars Beat Rabbi ft Deepspace5 – Return of the Real Hard Beats Napoleon Da Legend – Gigantic Egos MikeAll ft NoMC and Trcay Soman – Mic Issues Ambition – Get Down (We Can) Tongue Helmet – the unknown Buck-N-Nice – Leader Beastie Boys – Here’s a Little Something For Ya Ill Seer – Lampin in Lambton LEX – Phase Out (The Bullsh*t) Malcolm Jay – Colours ullnevano & MANHE – Time Wasted Del & Amp Live – Gravy Train Exit Only – Comic Lee Reed – The Cost of Tacos M.Sea – Lucid Dreams TNV (That New Vessel) – Baggage Claim INI – Think Twice Cquel – Respect the Elements The Roots – Break You Off
I know someone who called our college radio station, “Radio Roulette – you never know what you are going to get.” It’s an apt description of what we do at Radio Western.
Last week, I had a listener text in to the station who had been listening to the station for 24 hours straight. She told me that she enjoyed the first part of the show but had to turn the station off when the music got too explicit for her (both in message and language content)
I still feel bad about chasing away a listener. I like to play positive hip-hop but every now and then I play some offensive stuff. It’s the nature of the genre.
Did I go too far this week? Was it too much? What do you think?
Ozay Moore – P.T.P.I. Dan-e-o ft Illa J – Spit Black Milk – Could It Be The Hoodies – Take It Gangstarr – DWYCK (Amerigo Gazaway Remix) D-sisive ft Adam Bomb – Tell Me Different MC Paul Barman – (((99.99999))) Eternia & Moss ft Rah Digga and Lady of Rage – The BBQ Remix 2Mex ft Murs and Ariano – Rollercoaster Tempomental – Down to Earth Acetik & Philthy Pro – Figure Euphrates – Spiderhole Mister Cleen – Copyright Criminal DL Incognito ft Caliph – Grey Hairs Audio Two – When the 2 Be on the Mic Rustee Juxx & Jake Palumbo ft Ras Kass – Wake Up Redman – YA The Red Giants – Trying Apollo Brown & Locksmith – Between the Raindrops Buckshot and 9th Wonder – Ready (Brand New Day) Jay-Z – Song Cry Mobb Deep ft Melissa J – That’s the Thing MC Eiht – Def Wish III Sudden Movement – Art of War Classified – Damn Right Primal Winds – Smokin’ Aces Addict Flow – Alright The Mighty Rhino – Sons of the Boulevard Evidence – 10,000 Hours TapesOne2 – What I Want Skyzoo – The Purpose Ngajuana ft Bobbi Reid – No Lies (Remix)
The start of the podcast today isn’t the start of the show. It starts at 3:55. I normally edit this out of the podcast version. Oops, sorry!
Daddy J of DOPEfm came through the Word is Bond Studios in London, Ontario to co-host the show last week. He has been putting it down in underground hip-hop radio for 20 years now. In fact, I got my start in radio on his program, which is still going strong Saturday nights on 93.3. CFMU.
This was a fun show. Press play an enjoy the podcast!
Von Pea and the Other Guys – Talent Afu-Ra _ Whirlwind Thru Cities Large Professor – The Rap Game Jon Corbin – On Tonight Tre-L – Travel Alone Blueprint – Don’t Look Back Apathy ft Oh No and Kappa Gamma – Charlie Brown Coops – That Jazz Chef Borges – Just Chillin’ Gangstarr – Full Clip Blackastan & Stu Bangas – Zone Out The Red Giants – The Move Cappadonna – Forever Hip-Hop The Mighty Rhino – How Ya Like That Sareem Poems & Ess Be ft Finale – Shallow Conscious ft Krs-One – No Weakness Quadrival – Got it Good Baba Brinkman – Zombie Danielson & Asun Eastwood – Underbelly Die-rek – Remember the Good Farm Fresh – 8 Bells Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz – Motivation Buck 65 – That’s the Way Love Dies Moses Rockwell– Wait Traffimatics – Freestyle Chan Hays – Go Ahead Blackalicious – The Sun Black Thought & 9th Wonder ft Styles P – Making a Murderer
Don’t forget that you can listen to the show live every week on your radio dial or stream it online.
Press play and enjoy!
Apollo Brown & Locksmith – No Question PRhyme – Courtesy Asheru – Make Magic Cquel – Memory Lane MarQ Spekt & Blockhead – The Truest Sankdafied – Common MC Paul Barman – Youngman Speaks on (((race))) Bumpy Knuckles & Nottz – New Enemy Blueprint ft Slug & Wordsworth – Night Writers Marlowe – Lost Arts Traffimatics – Freestyle (live) Akala – Find No Enemy 38 Spesh, NOREm Vado, Benny the Butcher – Binoculars Purpose and BBZ Darney – House on the Hill Pro Status – Reflections Primal Winds – Buckle Bunnies Brother Ali – Forest Whittaker Common – 1-9-9-9 Kadyelle – Road to Nowhere Gravediggaz – Nowhere to run, Nowhere to hide Murs – Powerful Traffimatics ft Mad Hattr & Chase March – Y’allreadyknow Mobb Deep – Temperature’s Rising A Tribe Called Quest – Peace, Prosperity, & Paper John Creazy ft Benny – Best Friends Artson ft Malcolm Ali – The Drum Backburner – Eclipse Statik Selectah ft 2 Chains and Wiz Kalifa – Man of the Hour Wu-Tang Clan – Lesson Learned Senica Da Misfit – Low Self Esteem Career Crooks – Least Important Most Important
Word is Bond Rap Radio had a special extended edition of the show last week. We took advantage of the fact that the two shows before us didn’t make it to the station. So, we were live for 5 hours.
This is the first half of the live show and features some old school classics that you may not know but will surely recognize. Can you identify some songs that have sampled those tunes?
We also have in-depth discussion with Jesse Dangerously. He tells some great stories and schools us on Canadian hip-hop history.
If you enjoy this episode, let your friends know with a social media post. It is a quick way to support the show.
Thanks for listening!
Brownout – Louder Than a Bomb Minnie Riperton – Inside My Love Stevie Wonder – That Girl Lyn Collins – Think About it New Birth – Keep On Doin’ It Bob James – Nautilus DJ Format and Abdominal – Reflective Meditation Rhymes Red Pill – FYA ft POS Swamp Thing – Muddy Step Sum-01 – Calling Me Names The Green Seed – Make Room Tru Trilla ft Prince AK and Flykwa – Stop Gaming Your Old Droog – You Can Do It Jesse Dangerously – Count to Rap Hundred 5.1.nine.0.2. ft D-sisive – All I Know The Library Steps – Home Team Jesse Dangerously ft Tara Holloway – Never Home Jesse Dangerously – Rap Hundred and Three Jesse Dangerously ft Adae B, Myka 9, & Shael Riley – Life Jacket The Library Steps – G.I.R.L. Guide Cookies Atmosphere – Ringo Blu & Exile – Party of Two
I was unaware of the Australian hip-hop duo until I played the song live on the air. What I heard impressed me. I thanked Lee for his request and his good taste in music.
After I podcasted the episode, Grey Yard hit me up to thank me for featuring their music on the show. So they went from request to guest in one week.
It was great talking to them and playing more of their music. Plus, I spun two hours of great live radio too.
Apollo Brown and Locksmith – Advice to My Younger Self JorDel Downz ft Jux Cain & Young Stitch – Violins Hezekiah, Soulpete, and Bodziers – You Know What Teenburger – Bee Smiling King Kold ft Freeway – Everything Depends on You Swann – G.F.Y. Reks & Short Fuyz – NE 617 Grey Yard – I Never Knew Grey Yard ft Shirt – Whole World Grey Yard – Fade to Grey Sankdafied – Detained Full Circle – Recognize Broken Complex ft Intuition – Show Stealing J. Cole – 1985 (DJ Premier Remix) Kyo Itachi ft Chino XL – Ear Drums The Get By ft Shad – Stereotype BLeafs ft Masta Ace & Terminology – Been Waiting Tone Chop & Frost Gamble – Better with Time Words ft Vokab – Wrong Place Young RJ ft De La Soul – Turning Me Off Craig Mack – Don’t Worry Mack Tonite MC Fubb ft J Shiltz – Take Notice Sintax the Terrific and DJ Kurfu – The Shining Wire Fashawn – Life as a Shorty Spose – Poof Homegrown Monsters – Out of Breath Royce Da 5’9″ – God Speed