A celebration of the holidays through funk, soul, the blues and hip hop. From R&B renditions of Christmas classics to remixed carols, we're covering it all. Hear: James Brown 'Soulful Christmas', Jully Black 'Christmas Song', Eartha Kitt 'Santa Baby', Jackson 5 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'
This is a document of the early years of hip-hop and your chance to follow in the footsteps of the pioneers. Hear LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., to Grandmaster Flash
Put on your boogie woogie dancin' shoes and hit the dance floor for the best in disco classics and funk grooves. Hear: Earth Wind And Fire, Donna Summer, Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, KC & the Sunshine Band, Ohio Players, and Rick James
The latest urban sounds of today mixed with hip hop classics. Immerse yourself in the best raps, beats and mixes coming out of Canada and internationally. Hear: Classified, Wu-Tang Clan, Masia One, Run DMC, Maestro Fresh Wes, A Tribe Called Quest, Rascalz, Missy Elliott, Saukrates
Explore the world of R&B from neo-soul to trap soul and everything in between. Inspired by the studio where Marvin Gaye recorded much of his legendary music and by the more recent Drake song of the same name, Marvin's Room brings back the old school and introduces what's going on. Hear: Patti LaBelle, Party Next Door, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Prince, Usher, Deborah Cox
Motown to Muscle Shoals, gospel to girl groups, the best of classic soul. Timeless classics from Marvin Gaye & Aretha Franklin; newer soul sounds of Sharon Jones & Mayer Hawthorne. Hear: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones
Hip hop entered a golden age in the last half of the 80s and into the early 90s. Hip-hop records were now a platform for abstract poetic expression and social commentary as well as the standard verbal acrobatics. This is the place to re-discover hip-hop's most creative era. Hear Beastie Boys, 2Pac, Public Enemy to Wu-Tang Clan.
Great Canadian hip-hop artists together in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear: Dream Warriors, Shad, Eternia, Cadence Weapon