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WIB Rap Radio – Skulastic In Her Own Words

This weekend, 94.9 CHRW dedicated 24 hours of radio programming for a special called “All Women’s Voices.”

I produced a segment featuring Skulastic. She is a producer and MC from British Columbia. She told her story in her own words and I spun some of her great tunes..

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Zilla Rocca – Rendezvous (World Around Single Series)

The latest track in World Around Record’s on-going Single Series is ‘Rendezvous’ by WIB favourite Zilla Rocca.  This track is truthfully the kind I would skip on an LP; its just not the content I look for in rap.  But there’s room for everything in this genre and it is an undoubtedly solid track regardless that bucks the stereotypical crassness of something like LL’s ‘Backseat‘ thanks to Zilla’s comparatively restrained account and Small Professor‘s smoothly intimate production.

Catch up on the Single Series so far…

Rendezvous..

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Marchitect – Everything

Marchitect may sound like a new name on Word Is Bond but he’s been putting it down for a minute with his crew The 49ers and now he goes solo with the visuals for his song ‘Everything’. A man with an extensive touring resume behind him, he takes us on a ride this bouncy tune.

Tune in and get with the program.

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Word Is Bond Meets Jai Nitai Lotus (Interview)

Rapper/producer  Jai Nitai Lotus grips the reins on this edition of WIB meets. You already know we going in neck deep with this one. Sit back, relax and well read on.

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Dr Mad – The Good, The Bad, The Remix (Canada)

Montreal-based producer and deejay Dr Mad teams up with Laruche Records to bring us this wholesome goodness called ‘The Good,The Bad,The Remix’, an 18 track remix project featuring classic joints from Busta Rhymes, Whitney Houston, Freddie Gibbs, Phat Kat and G Unit amongst others. There is no doubt about Dr Mad‘s work on the boards and the way he flips the samples has go me saying “Damn son.” to myself. The homie has put in mad work as a solo artist and member of super group ALAIZ too, so don’t sleep on the kid.

Recall he dropped a Pharell remix which is..

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De La Soul feat. Chuck D – The People; Tour Dates!

If you haven’t been on the internets in the past couple of days, then you missed the release of a new joint from De La Soul! This time, they bring you a socially conscious song that demands your attention to listen, thanks to the assistance of Chuck D, who is featured on the track. This is their latest release since the release of Smell the Da.I.S.Y over the summer.

According to Rolling Stone, the track just so happened to be an ‘accidental anthem to the protesters. In an interview with..

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Wu-Tang Clan Releases ‘A Better Tomorrow’

After all the events that have taken place with this group, including the delays, the album in finally here! Wu-Tang Clan’s A Better Tomorrow is now available for purchase. It has been 20 years since their debut release and the members have been very busy with their respective solo projects. The Word Is Bond has got to see them together at Rock The Bells last year, and (with together being the key word), the world has got to hear them on Family Reunion. It’s unfortunate that ODB..

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