Update: now points here. isn’t that easier than

More to come soon..


416 – before the bloods and crips

I just noticed this new website is linking to me, and I have to say I’m very happy about it. This site has some older Toronto hip hop recordings, 90s and early 2000s. I really only started listening to Toronto hip hop radio in 2003 so all of these shows are new to me! Right now he’s got Powermove Show, Circle Research (they were on Project Bounce??!), and two Team Bravo 180 Show. I’m listening to one of those — march 12 2001 project bounce.mp3 — now.

Big respect to pottytoddy for starting the site! I know there’s more people out there with far deeper ‘crates’ than me. Hopefully more of them come out of the woodwork. If any of you are out there and just don’t know how to convert from tape to mp3, or just need someone to bug you, LET ME KNOW. Email me: fm416 dot mailbox at gmail.

Check it out at



No excuse for no updates, but here’s an excuse to update:

Big respect to Alan who has donated space and bandwidth for my recordings on his web space. No more rapidshare for the time being! I won’t update the old links but everything for the forseeable future will be on HTTP.

I couldn’t bear the old theme, this one is easier on the eyes if not very hip-hop-ish. What do you expect from wordpress for free. I might play around with the look and feel for the next few days. Bear with me.

Posts coming soon!

I am not a DJ. I have no records. I haven’t bought a CD in years. I depend on college radio for my music listening needs. There is some excellent hip hop on Toronto radio just so long as you know when to listen and what to listen to. I have this down to a science now.

I do like “ear-wax drippin funk” and “bring that beat back Mr. DJ”. I do not like “gansta pimpin sittin on 22s” or “murda hoes murda bitches murda murda murda”. I do like Run DMC, Roxanne Shante, De La Soul, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane. I do not like G-Unit, Juelz Santana, Three Six Mafia, Dipset. I do like emcees and deejays. I do not like rappers and beatmakers.

If you see where I’m going with this, then you’re going to love this site.

I record the radio with my PC. The quality is superb. By “quality”, I mean content. By “quality”, I also mean sound fidelity. I have several dozen hours (somewhere near two hundred) of Toronto hip hop, going back to 2004. I still record about five hours per week. This will be my outlet to share to the world the music I love.