November 27, 2015

Shabaam Sahdeeq

I could have sworn Shabaam Sadheeq was representing Teaneck, NJ, or Jersey City, but the internet says Brooklyn. I was listening to a Stretch show from 1997 and this track came up. I did a little research to see this wasn't on any of the Rawkus 12"s or any of his 12"s that came out around this time. Probably due to sample clearance? I liked the flip of Bobby Hutcherson's 'Montara,' and I'm thinking Nick Wiz did the beat on this, because it sounds like his drum kit. If anyone knows if this was white labeled, or anything else about it, please let me know. I'm calling it 'On a Mission,' because I don't know the title.

November 10, 2015

Stretch & Bobbito 8-31-1995

Shout to DJ Eclipse, posting this treat. DJ Riz puts down a two hour set of treats, Bobbito runs through the demo corner, and then Eclipse plays the beats for the freestyle session featuring Fat Joe, Big Pun, Armageddon, Keith Nut, and Rated R. I remember hearing this one live and having my tape run out halfway through the freestyles. Still, it was one of the most memorable shows. As Bobbito has said, this was the first time anyone heard Big Pun outside of the Terror Squad, his first radio appearance. He would have been 44 today, R.I.P. Big Pun.

November 8, 2015

Stretch & Bobbito 11-2-1995

Hard to believe this was 20 years ago. Classic Stretch & Bobbito with Lord Finesse, KRS, Supernatural, Royal Flush, and Mic Geronimo.

October 28, 2015

Ol Dirty & Rza on Stretch & Bobbito

Re-Re-Up: Stretch & Bobbito Hot 97 show from November 1998 with special guests the Rza, promoting his 'Bobby Digital' LP, and Ol Dirty promoting 'Cocaine.' Dirty is nuts on this one. The tape also features ACD and L.E.S., probably from the following week. As always big shout to Stretch & Bobbito..

October 23, 2015

Breaks In High Fidelity

Spotted this at a flea market, it has the vocal samples DJ Revolution used for his Hi-Fidelity mix, one of my favorites. If you haven't heard, check it out.

October 19, 2015

Kool Keith & Xzibit Freestyles Hot 97

Kool Keith buggin' on Hot 97, doing his famous 1-2-3-4-5 style and more.
Xzibit tries to keep a straight face long enough to get a few verses in.
Real funny session from Stretch & Bobbito's 'Boogie and the Barber' show, 9-27-1998.

Re-Up: New York Live August 1996

This is the A side to one of my old New York Live tapes (8-28-96) The tape  jumps around a little bit, but you get a good 30 minutes of DJ Riz in the mix and a freestyle session with Xzibit and Phil Da Agony.

October 16, 2015

The Bizness (Vinyl Reanimators Remix)

This was one of my favorite De La Soul remixes, done by the Vinyl Reanimators. These samplers and remix EP's were floating around back in 96-98. Vinyl Reanimators did one of my favorite break mixes 'Traveling Through Sampleland' as well as production for the BUMS, L the Head Toucha, and a few others. Check this remix for 'The Bizness'