December 29, 2009

1999






Here are some Stretch & Bobbito/ Halftime radio freestyles hitting the decade+ old mark, aged to perfection.











Black Thought on Hot 97 with Stretch & Bobbito, 1999
(freestyling on OC&Buckwild's 'Burn me slow' instrumental on Stretch & Bobbito's XL Show)





Pace & Young Zee on WNYU Halftime Show January, 1999
(I threw this one up last year, but here is the re-up by request)





Rahzel & Scratch on WNYU Halftime Show February, 1999
(Scratch lays down the human beatbox for Rahzel to freestyle)





Cella Dwellas on WKCR Stretch & Bobbito, 1999
(freestyling on Eminem's 'Scary Movie' instrumental)





Prince Po on The Halftime Show, 1999
(I think this is an Xzibit or Alkaholiks instrumental?)





Stronghold crew on The Halftime Show February, 1999
(threw this one up on Mass's site for his Life Long interview)






Enjoy the New Year in 2010!

December 20, 2009

Drum Crazy 17



Here goes part 17 in the Drum Crazy series. Check out my youtube page to see all 17,
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December 17, 2009

The Live guy with glasses



This weekend I checked out the seasonal Rt. 22 record show that goes down at the Holiday Inn in Springfield N.J., and peeped none other than the 'mad scientist' Large Professor on the set. It was surprising to Extra P there not only because I'm assuming he lives in Queens, but also because at this point in his digging career I would assume he has damn near every break known to man. It goes to show how serious of an addiction record digging can be, and also how dedicated and serious Large Professor is with his craft, even after some 25 odd years of producing and collecting. Seeing him there made me respect him that much more than I already do, and IMO your a fool not to mention Large Pro as one of the top 5 producers of all time.

Here's a clip from the CM-fam-a-lam show sometime in February of 1999 with Large Professor playing some beats from his Sp-1200 live in the studio for Neek the Exotic and Royal Flush on rhyme. Large Professor jumps on the mic for a verse or two as well. Bobbito goes in to a mix of Neek the Exotic joints from his 'Backs and Necks' LP after the freestyle session

Regulation Status




I caught a good handful of breaks and some new drum breaks, Drum Crazy part 17 is coming soon. Peace to all the record fiends still copping joints.

December 7, 2009

Inbetween time...

What's up all? I just wanted to jump on here real quick to throw your attention to some stuff I've been checking out during my absence here. I got some things lined up for the end of the month towards the holidays for posting so stay tuned. Thanks to everyone continuing to drop comments and visit the site.

Phil Most Chill a.k.a. The Soulman has been killing it on the mixtape tip recently, he dropped 3 quality mixes in the past couple of months that I suggest all of you out there go and check out. For some reason Zshare has not been working for my lately, and for the life of me I can't figure out why.. anyone out there having the same problems I am having or know how I can go about getting Zshare to work? I'm debating whether or not I should continue using it to host my downloads on here.. Anyway, check these three mixes here from Soulman...
















DJ Kool Breez, a fellow digger I met through our youtube channels, recently dropped a mix featured on Soulstrut.com. It's a nice mix of rare breaks and beats that I'm listening to as I type this...



















Also, I recently found J-Zone's blog that has some really funny posts about random stuff like why he doesn't like Twitter, and why he won't rock Ipod's and sticks to using a walkman. He's got a post on there about his Top 10 diggin' adventures, one of which includes a story about the now defunct 'All Ears Records' in New Brunswick, N.J. This used to be one of my favorite spots and I caught many great pieces out of that gutted out diner he used for a record store (and also warehouse to store and sell heroin from what I heard, which is why it got shut down). The dude never answered the phone provided on his business card, and when you went to see if he was open it was hit or miss. I can say that depending on the mood my dood Charlie was in, he would let you slide off with some really good deals. I can remember copping Kool and The Gang's 1st self titled LP, 'Live at the PJ's' Ike White's LP, Jimmy Gordon's 'Hog Fat', Pleasure's 'Dust Yourself Off'' and a bunch of others I would have paid a lot of money for in other spots. Wherever Charlie is now I hope he's doing well. Be sure and check all the aforementioned stuff and I'll be checking back soon, stay dirty...