Word is Bond Rap Radio – We Rocking 

By Chase March Word Is Bond

DJ Chase March kicks off this week’s radio show with half an hour of old school hip-hop classics, featuring a rare demo recording from Nine. He follows that up with some more modern hip-hop in the same vein. You know you can count on head nodding beats, intelligent rhymes, and a boom-bap aesthetic every week on this program. T

This is episode 310 of Word is Bond Rap Radio.

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Busy Bee – Making Cash Money
Crash Crew – We Are Known Emcees (We Turn Parties Out)
Roxanne Shante – Queen of Rox
Masterdon Committee – Paid the Cost to be the Boss
The Cold Crush Brothers – Fresh, Fly, Wild, & Bold
Fearless Four – Problems of the World Today
Stetsasonic – Just Say Stet
Nine – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Mighty Rhino ft D-Sisive & Prince Po – Resplendent
M.Sea – Vowels
Junia T ft Kemikal – Sky is Falling
Skeleton Krew – Buggin’
Branded Moore ft Exit Only – Dumb
Lee Magor ft Jeru the Damaja – The Beast
Cashus King – You Are What . . .
iLLism – Open Letter
Ruste Juxx – Bottom to the Top Go Stetsa
A.I.P. – Real Talk
Pawz One & Robin Da Landlord – Sucker Punch
Shinobi Stalin, WordChemist, DJ Stranger, & Marz Mello – Agents Of IPA
VVS Verbal & Es-K ft Sadat X & Craig G – Then 2 Now
The Age of L.U.N.A. – Hate
Napoleon Da Legend & DJ Doom – Condolences
DOGG4OUSE – Do You Think About Me
Crash Silverback & Max Muthaphukin’ Stax – Wolfgang
Swamp Thing – Big Bang
Crimeapple – Siegfried
Dessa – Shrimp
Doberman – Let’s Get to This
Dweller & Jonny Capicola ft Lord Willin – Dazed and Bemuzzed
Grime Lords – Violent Violins
O.C. – Feelin’ Free
Senica Da Misfit – Conflicted
The Village – Reign

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Nickel & Dime Ops – The Builders. 

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

Hip-Hop Jazz Infused Smoke House Residents Set to Release Sophomore Album

Nickel and Dime Ops, a jazz and hip hop fusion band will be releasing their highly anticipated 13 track musical and lyrical masterpiece entitled ‘Resuscitation Music’ April 23, 2018. The album features several guest vocalists including two-time 2018 Grammy nominated, Jean Baylor. Nickel and Dime Ops is one of Smoke House’s fan favorites and longest running residents. May 4, 2018 they will be performing live at SOB’s night club in New York City to celebrate their album release.

The conscious nine-piece band began in 2010 to push the boundaries of creativity both musically and lyrically. For 7 years and running, Nickel and Dime Ops has held their weekly Thursday night residency at the world renowned Smoke Jazz Club. Over the past seven years, Nickel and Dime Ops has performed over 400 shows in New York and music festivals throughout the country. Members of the group have performed with icons such as President Barack Obama, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Sting, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, and many more.

Check out Nickel and Dime Ops Resuscitation Music Trailer

: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lo49JIkzaQ

The new Nickel and Dime Ops album, “Resuscitation Music,” is available for pre-order now at SpotMeANickel.com – Official release is April 23rd. 

About Nickel and Dime Ops

When a conscious rapper and some of New York City’s most exciting young jazz musicians decided to unite their talents in 2010, the goalwas to push the boundaries of creativity, both musically and lyrically. After seven years of weekly residency at SMOKE Jazz Club, and more than 400 performances, Nickel and Dime OPS continues to inspire spectators with their unique musical fusion and incomparable energy. Music lovers and hip hop purists have enjoyed watching the nine piece band bring down the house at such fabled venues such as Blue Note NYC, The Cutting Room, Joe’s Pub, and The Bitter End, as well as other cities in the U.S. and Europe. The starting cast of Nickel and Dime Ops features Nickel Cinco (MC), Karlea Lynne’ (vocals), Jason Marshall (tenor sax and musical director), Wayne Tucker (trumpet), Corey Wallace (trombone), Willerm Delisfort (piano/keys), Andy Bianco (guitar), Dezron Douglas (bass), Norman Edwards Jr. (drums). Website: https://www.spotmeanickel.com/

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Kosha Dillz & Portugal The Man – Feel it Dillz (Kosha Dillz Remix) 

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

In celebration of “who knows how the hell this happened?” check out Kosha dillz’s remix of Portugal the Man’s big hit Feel it Still, entitled Feel it Dillz. The Theme of the song is quite interesting as Dillz states in the intro. “The song is about The girl you’re going for she’s with someone else and you gotta play it smooth and still pull it off ..tight.” Of course, that person is really important and you don’t wanna be the douche in the situation.
He rhymes the rockstar scenario that is happening in all sizes of crowds, but specifically for those smaller shows he is used to playing.  “Maybe that dude is a friend, a friend that wishes he was more, damnit he is the plug you know that is par for the course. you know how that go, just act natural, but she’s looking at me like an animal.

Ramz showcases his “Family Tree” on new record [Video] 

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Ramone Rochester aka Ramz comes through with the visuals for his newest record titled “Family Tree”. The single is a feel-good record that shows Ramz’s humble beginnings. Using melodic flows over a bouncy beat, he pays homage to his hometown of Mitcham, South London. It sees Ramz take advice from his mother and lessons learned from his lifelong friends: “That’s my family tree. If you know about them, then you know about me.”

The video for “Family Tree”. was directed by Kaylum Dennis (Stormzy, Krept & Konan, Dave, Raye, Not3s), shot in Mitcham and features guest appearances from Ramz’s friends and family.

“Family Tree” is the follow up single to his debut single “Barking”.



Following the release of ‘Family Tree’, this summer will see Ramz perform at a string of festivals, kicking off with Wireless on Saturday 7th July 2018.





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Truevined shake things up on “Ah Lawdy” ft Mikeomania. 

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Truevined is a rapper, producer and hip-hop artist with a music spectrum ranging from Jazz, trap and soulful hip-hop, to Chill electronic and pop music. The rapper’s latest effort is the poignant record titled “Ah Lawdy”. A record where he talks about faith, pain , racial discrimination and much more laced with gospel elements.

“Ah Lawdy” is off his recently released project titled “Ashes and Wind”. A collection of songs that blend jazzy soulful songs with trap and gospel elements.


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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions For 3rd week April 2018 

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Welcome to the 3rd week in April and as usual, we serve you your weekly dose of dope beats from up and coming producers from around the globe. Hit the play button and show these cats some much-needed love and support.




Red Cloud Ninjas – Mafioso

The Red Cloud Ninjas set it off on the list with their cinematic instrumental titled “Mafioso”. Feels like something out of an old mafia themed movie. Very somber and surreal.


fuzzy luv – laterboom

23-year-old Jersey city based producer Fuzzy Luv crafts a lo-fi mellow cut which he says is inspired by lounge tunes. The ambient track has a neat nice ring to it too.



Akello G Light – Nocuous Instrumental (Prod by The Twelfth Doctor)

Akello G. Light is an international Waldorf school teacher & Parapsychologist drinking herbal tea, burning spiritual incenses, and creating chill-out healing music! She teamed up with producer The Twelfth Doctor for this ethereal soundscape titled “Nocous”. The instrumental is taken from the original vocal version which is somewhat left-field. Quirky but definitely solid.



PRODBYDM – Younginblur

Prodbydm taps into the inner regions to bring forth this bouncy instrumental titled “Younginblur”. A nice blend of ethereal and electronic sounds make up the major part of this creation. Pretty interesting track.

dom k.u. – vague

Dom k.u is one half of the duo LLORIENT and his debut solo instrumental is a mellow, lo-fi track he calls “Vague”. The Melbourne based producer made this track in his bedroom but that doesn’t make it any less dope.


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Simon Jefferis drops new funky record titled “Way Down Here” 

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

Multi-instrumentalist Simon Jefferis drops a new record titled “Way Down Here” which is a follow up to his previous jam “Single”. The mellow record is something out the box as he fuses funk, jazz and hip-hop into a seamless groove that would have you nodding your head in no time. He further explains that the record was inspired during his frequent commute to and from work.  “…I wanted to make something that would help keep me chill while walking through London on my way home. I’d always hear lots of cool sounds while walking so I took a microphone out one evening and recorded my walk down Oxford Street which started it all really...”

The record sees him collaborating with his sax playing friend who lends his talents to enhance the track. The visuals show the duo playing all the parts and flows like a behind the scenes type stuff.


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Stevie Stone & JL – What You Gon Do – Official Music Video 

Celebrating the release of their collaborative album KONTRA-BAND, Stevie Stone and JL, two of Strange’s grittiest emcees, have dropped off a set of visuals for “What You Gon Do.”

Matching the stripped down, no-frills feel of the song–which opts for bars on top of bars instead of the more traditional verse-hook format–the fisheye-lensed video depicts the to KC natives displaying their ability in some of the more industrial and gritty parts of the city.

If you dig “What You Gon Do” plenty more awaits on Kontra-Band out now!


Mr. Pope speaks on black excellence on “Rise High” 

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Rapper/educator Mr. Pope comes through with another knowledge filled record titled “Rise High”. Over a bouncy track that utilizes the classic Queen Latifah sample, he kicks bars about the strides black people were making in STEAM fields despite systemic racism and oppression. Mr. Pope explains further that the record was inspired after a discussion with his 5th grade class

Mr Pope is a reading teacher on the West side of Chicago in the Austin community who writes music that reflects his experiences as an educator and brother in the struggle for equality. Buried within each song is pain, hope, love, and joy, and the interactions and experiences that waken those emotions. His upcoming project titled “Lesson Plans” attempts to provide insight and inspiration to all involved in the struggle.

You can go and watch Mr. Pope perform on  June 21, 2018 between 5:00 – 6:30 at Maggie Daley Park Downtown Chicago for Make Music Chicago music festival.



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Stevie Stone and JL – KONTRA-BAND – Now Available on iTunes! 

Make your 4/20 memorable with a joint project from Stevie Stone and JL –KONTRA-BAND! Combining the forces of Stevie Stone and JL, the album KONTRA-BAND represents an extraordinary team-up between these 2 powerful independent voices.

KONTRA-BAND – featuring the likes of Tech N9ne, Phresher, Joey Cool, Flawless Real Talk, Krizz Kaliko, Peetah Morgan and including the singles “Groomed By The Block”, “Envy” and “Too High”- is sure to make a splash!