Masterplan Show.. the longest running hip hop show in Canada. Saturday 8-10EST, CIUT 89.5FM Toronto. Listen on CIUT’s website. Looks like they’ve got a podcast up from summer of 2007. Check that out too. This is a dope oldschool set, DJ EvStarr on the mix.


the_masterplan_show-2006_03_11-partial-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • word of mouth f dj cheese – king kut
  • dr jeckyll & mr. hyde – scratch on galaxy
  • biz markie – something for the radio
  • a tribe called quest – scenario
  • eric b and rakim – i ain’t no joke
  • [talk (over 45 king – the 900 number)]
  • gang starr – who’s gonna take the weight
  • big daddy kane – ain’t no half steppin
  • run dmc – sucker mc’s
  • jungle brothers – the promo
  • de la soul f native tongues – buddy (remix)
  • das efx – freakit
  • d-nice – straight from the bronx
  • [talk]

Going way back to 2005 (yes, waaaaaaaaay back), the oldest Masterplan recordings I have. I can post this set now that I know what the name of that Kardinal track is. And the track by Toronto natives UBAD is fucking dope, filthy, disgusting, rugged and nasty.

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  • [talk]
  • lord finesse – save that shit
  • 3rd bass – the gas face
  • de la soul – a roller skating jam named ‘saturdays’
  • the umcs – one to grow on
  • erick sermon – hittin’ switches
  • special ed – i’m the magnificent
  • kardinal offishall – naughty dreadcanada-flag.gif
  • ubad – rugged and nasty canada-flag.gif
  • masta ace – music man
  • kool g rap and dj polo – on the run
  • [talk]
  • erick sermon – safe sex
  • tha alkakoliks – relief yourself
  • ?? unknown – instr/mix

EDIT: Found the name of the Kardinal track thanks to DJ O.S.U.M. -Dec 29 2007

Here’s a Masterplan set for y’all. Missed the beginning. The Kardinal track gets heavy rotation on all the Toronto shows but I never could find out what it was called.

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  • beastie boys – beastie groove
  • divine styler – ain’t sayin nothin
  • [talk]
  • big daddy kane – long live the kane
  • gangstarr – manifest
  • kardinal offishall – unknown naughty dread (thanks o.s.u.m.)
  • poor righteous teachers – rock dis funky joint
  • jvc force – big trax
  • d.i.t.c. – internationally known


DTS and DJ Ev Starr bring us these gems. CIUT 89.5 Saturday nights 8-10PM. “Wallflower” is nice, as are a couple of unknown tracks on the second set. Check em out.

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  • queen latifah – it’s alright
  • true mathematics – after dark
  • epmd – so wat cha sayin (inst)
  • [talk]
  • run dmc – rock box
  • majestic productions – frontline (vocal control version)
  • redman – blow your mind
  • just-ice – the original gangster of hip hop (remix)
  • schooly d – saturday night
  • lost boyz f canibus, a-plus, redman – beasts from the east
  • john forte – hot
  • jeru the damaja – can’t stop the prophet

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  • masta ace – don’t understand
  • crooklyn dodgers (chubb rock, oc, jeru the damaja) – return of the crooklyn dodgers
  • [talk]
  • nish rawks/dj serious – frost bite canadian content
  • rampage f busta rhymes – get the money & dip
  • pacewon – i declare war
  • ?? unknown, hook: “Baby, this world is goin crazy, got niggas that’s actin shady” ??
  • jaylib – mcnasty filth
  • casual – that’s how it is
  • grand agent f lord finesse – know the legend
  • ?? unknown (female mc, very nice) ??
  • large professor – spacey
  • royce da 5’9″ – boom
  • dead prez – i’m a african
  • ?? unknown (also bomb) ??
  • critically acclaimed – wallflower
  • ?? unknown (instr) ??

The rapidshare link on this page is ancient, and therefore dead. If you want any of these sets, mail me at fm416.mailbox at gmail and I’ll be happy to repost it when I can. Be sure to tell me which one!

The Masterplan Show is DJ Evstarr, DTS, AK, Deeks. Many others have passed through in the past, but I haven’t heard any of the other names I read on my recordings. These guys are real serious with it. According to this the show has been broadcasting since 1990, making it almost as old as I am. They’re on CIUT 89.5 every Saturday from 8-10PM.

“Names like Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, Saukrates, Michie Mee and Maestro were first heard on the Masterplan Show.”

I stumbled upon this radio show just like every other – turned on my radio at the right time and that was that. Here’s my first recording of The Masterplan Show.

Some underground early-mid 90’s on set2 I’ve never heard are really good: check out the Many Faces and Sic Sense tracks.
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(green denotes my favorite tracks of all time,
red denotes a song I cannot identify – email me if you can)

loose ends – hanging on a string
unknown (break, ?”clear”? ?”tonight”?)
the jungle brothers – what ‘u’ waitin’ 4?
eric b. and rakim – let the rhythm hit ’em
roxanne shante – have a nice day
point blank mcs (the first class) – what the party needs
word of mouth and dj cheese – king kut
the get loose crew – [unknown]
super lover cee and casanova rud – do the james
positive k – night shift
epmd – so wat cha sayin
ed og – i got to have it
cash money & dj chase – ladies can i have your attention

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ahmad – back in the day
ace and action – together
many faces – i’m hip
sic sense – positional bypass
brand nubian – all for one
special ed – mission
third bass – words of wisdom
eric b & rakim – put your hands together
eric b & rakim – don’t sweat the technique
uptown – dope on plastic
main source – fakin the funk
del the funky homosapien – mistadobalina
double x posse – the pure thing
steady b & krs one – serious (bdp remix)