November 27, 2011

Reup: Freak Thing

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This was one of my first drops back in 2007 but I'm re-upping for those that might have missed it.. unreleased joint from LL Cool J on the freak nasty tip, talking about sneaking into girls bedrooms and sipping St. Ides from a high heeled shoe. Nice. I'm guessing this track was done sometime around the '14 shots to the dome album' in the early 90's..

LL Cool J - Freak Thing (unreleased)










November 6, 2011

DJ Boogie Blind 89.9 2002



DJ Boogie Blind comes through with a really good track selection on this mix from 'the Lord Sear Special' (Lord Sear's short-lived show between the end of the CM Famalam Show
and the start of Squeeze Radio).


*Peep this post for another
Boogie Blind mix from 2003



DJ Boogie Blind WKCR
(Lord Sear Special Nov, 2002)

Side A
Side B

October 27, 2011

Future Flavors 1997



Here's a short clip from Marley Marl & Pete Rock's Future Flavors featuring the Beatnuts promoting their 'Stone Crazy' LP

Future Flavors 1997



October 20, 2011

Godfather Don Halftime Freestyles 1998


This one comes courtesy of Aleph, a ranting/freestyle session with Godfather Don from an early Halftime Show in 1998. Peace to DJ Eclipse.


Godfather Don Freestyles WNYU 1998

October 9, 2011

Thug Thursday

One of the few times I remember Stretch showing up to WKCR after the alternating weeks went into play. Peep the original version of Inspectah Deck's 'Femme Fetale' with the uncleared samples from the movie 'Dead Presidents'. 

Stretch Armstrong 5-27-1999

Side A 
Side B 

September 19, 2011

Diezzle Don & Tha Govna


Here's an early track from Newark's own Diezzle Don and The Govna. I took this one off a 1993 Stretch & Bobbito show. Not sure if this saw any kind of release on vinyl or LP. I've been trying to find out where it came from, so if anyone knows let me know. Enjoy..

Diezzle Don & The Govna - School of Hard Knocks?

August 30, 2011

Big Daddy Kane Westwood Session 1989





Here's Big Daddy Kane in session
with Tim Westwood circa 1989
with a quick 2 minute freestyle over
a Kool & The Gang break... 
peace to Dave in Essex 

Big Daddy Kane Westwood Freestyle



*Full Show - Tim Westwood Capital Dance Show (5-13-1989)

August 26, 2011

Underground Railroad (Tom Kat)


Here's another Underground Railroad show with Tom Kat playing some original breaks. This is some time in 1999 I'm guessing.
30 minutes

Peace to Emskee, Monkone and J Smooth 
and the whole crew.

Underground Railroad WBAI (Tom Kat)

August 21, 2011

Halftime Show - Nov 1998 (w/Method Man & Redman)



This tape has a few pause edits but I did catch the entire freestyle session with Redman, Method Man and Loose, which runs about 25 minutes. 60 minutes altogether on this early Halftime Show (WNYU, 89.1) with 
DJ Riz , DJ Eclipse and Lynn Gonzalez.

Halftime Show 11-18-1998  
(w/Method Man & Redman)  





August 9, 2011

Rahzel & Powerrule Freestyles Hot 97 1998

Stretch and Bobbito would often double/triple book different artists on the same night. If they shared the same air time, you might hear an odd combination of MC's but it usually worked out well. This session from 'Boogie and the Barber' on June 14, 1998 features Rahzel of the Roots and Powerule.

July 30, 2011

Lord Sear Special


The Lord Sear Special was a short lived show after the CM Famalam Show ended, and before the Squeeze Radio Show began. Lord Sear was the host and J-Love was the DJ, although I remember DJ Evil Dee and Boogie Blind coming up a few times also. Pretty sure this tape is from 2003.




July 21, 2011

Dujeous - Cinematics



This track is from a hip hop band called Dujeous. If you listened to Stretch & Bobbito circa 1996 this song should be familiar to you. I remember being really impressed when I saw these guys perform this song live at the Wetlands back in the day. Enjoy..

Dujeous - Cinematics

Gambler tracks

So I've been watching parts of the World Series of Poker this year, and it got me thinking about what I might listen to in my Ipod if I was playing. It's hard to imagine having to grind through hours of a tournament like that without listening to some music. Hip hop always makes for a good playlist at the poker table, or even when playing video poker. Here are a few tracks with a gambling/poker theme that you might want to play at your next game.

Ghostface Killah - Pokerface


Money Boss Players - crap game


Kool G Rap - 4, 5, 6

July 19, 2011

Stretch & Bobbito 10-10-1996



Here's another Stretch & Bobbito show from around the 6 year anniversary. Bobbito is in the studio solo playing the best freestyles from 1995-1996, along with some live performances, demos, and other exclusive treats. You get about 2 hours on this one. Peace to Greg T. 

Stretch & Bobbito 10/10/1996

Big City Records, NJ



I usually don't hype events, releases or stores, but I definitely want to see this store stay in business...

Big City Records has been around since November of last year. Not sure if there is an affiliation with the Big City Records in NY, but the store is kind of like the NJ version. They have a good amount of Rock, Soul, Jazz, Disco and Hip Hop, and not a bullshit selection. 



I stopped by the store for the first time this Saturday. I didn't get a chance to go through all of the boxes thoroughly, but I breezed through the hip hop crates and caught a 'What's Next' Extra P remix for $3 and the 'Kaught in the AK'  Premier remix for $1. New Jersey does not have a good amount of record stores surviving, so if you are in the NJ area check these guys out. 

July 12, 2011

Stretch & Bobbito 10-26-1995 (w/Roc Raida/Non Phixion)




Another Stretch & Bobbito treat courtesy of Greg T. Guest DJ Roc Raida (R.I.P.) as well as Non-Phixion (including MC Serch) stop by the studio.







Stretch & Bobbito 10-26-1995  
(w/DJ Roc Raida/Non Phixion)



July 3, 2011

DJ Eclipse Interview





DJ Eclipse...
Fat Beats, Rock Steady Crew, Halftime Radio, Rap is Outta Control, Wild Pitch Records, Non-Phixion, Heavy Metal Kings need I say more??






Few DJ's can match Eclipse's dedication to the music and longevity in the game. His work at Fat Beats (the go-to source for underground NY hip hop since 1994), and his work on numerous radio shows, has brought him world-wide recognition, but has kept him down to earth and in touch with his fans. I took the opportunity to interview DJ Eclipse about his work over the years. For those of you who aren't familiar with DJ Eclipse, this track should explain his steez...


Non Phixion - DJ Eclipse Promo




June 26, 2011

Halftime Show 11th Anniversary



This was posted on UGHH, along with many other Halftime shows you can find in their archives... wanted to run it by here for those who might have missed it. This is the Halftime Show 11 year anniversary on March 4, 2009.




DJ Eclipse sets it off with some unreleased treats, DJ A-Trak cuts up some Hip Hop, DJ JS-1 kills it with non-stop OG breaks, DJ Premier takes you on a journey through some of his production, Tony Touch gives you some B-boy breaks, and finally Evil Dee and Mr. Walt jump on the tables for the last 15 minutes with some old/new hip hop. A legendary line-up of DJ's and a nice variety of music... 

Halftime Show 3-4-2009 (11th Anniversary)
(w/DJ A-Trak, DJ JS-1, DJ Premier, Tony Touch & Beatminerz)

 Part 1 

June 21, 2011

Westwood Radio One 1998 (w/Canibus, Nore, DMX)


Here's another Tim Westwood treat from Dave in Essex. This is a Radio One show from March, 1998 featuring a 30+ minute freestyle with Canibus, DMX and Noreaga.

Westwood Capitol Radio 1989 (w/Black, Rock & Ron)

Kickin' it old school again with some more Tim Westwood Capitol Rap Show. This one's from April Fool's Day, 1989. Featured guests are Black Rock & Ron. Peace to Dave in Essex and the original uploader. Show starts about 5 or 6 minutes in, after some news reports.

      

June 13, 2011

Westwood Capitol Radio 1990 (w/Double Trouble)



Taking you back
to April 21, 1990
with another
Tim Westwood
Capital Radio show.

This one features
Double Trouble
in the studio giving
a lengthy interview,
kicking it about the 
old school days, and
being in Wild Style.



Peep the Kool Kieth/Ultra tracks in the beginning too, not sure if that's some unreleased goodness or what... Peace to Dave in Essex for the share.

June 9, 2011

Halftime 1998 (Choclair)



Here's another Choclair guest spot on WNYU, this time on the Halftime Show in 1998. DJ Riz, DJ Eclipse minus Lyn G. Slight static on this one.

June 4, 2011

DJ Premier Hot 97 Flood




Here are some DJ Premier guest appearances on Hot 97. Two shows of Primo filling in for Stretch on 'Boogie and the Barber', and one Thursday night show sitting in with Funkmaster Flex. Shout to Greg T for the treats!








May 27, 2011

Stretch & Bobbito 10-19-1995



This is a full Stretch & Bobbito show from October 19, 1995, featuring The Other Side (a group featuring 5Ft from Black Moon), Sunz of Man, Smoothe the Hustla and Trigga Da Gambler. Peace to Greg T, Stretch & Bobbito. Updated links come courtesy of DJ Eclipse.




May 24, 2011

Non-Phixion Hot 97 Freestyle











Here's Non Phixion with a freestyle on Hot 97, Boogie and the Barber, August 2, 1998. Peace to DJ Eclipse.

Non-Phixion Freestyle Hot 97

May 16, 2011

Ras Kass & Canibus on Future Flavors 1999

Ras Kass and Canibus make an appearance on Pete Rock and Marley Marl's Future Flavors.
They play a 4 Horsemen track using the same intro beat for 'The Symphony', which might be exclusive (insert KRS drop) to Future Flavors. Next the two drop a verse before the show ends.
Thanks to Greg T for this one...


Ras Kass & Canibus Future Flavors 1999




May 10, 2011

Stretch & Bobbito 1997




Another one from Nasa at Uncommon Music. This is a Stretch & Bobbito 'Boogie and the Barber' show from some time in 1997, straight mix, no guest...







Stretch & Bobbito Hot 97 1997

1) Jay-Z - Foundation
2) Black Attack - Verbal Attack (w/Problemz)
3) Street Smartz - Metal Thangz (w/FT/Pharoah Monche)
4) Grav - City to City
5) Dutchmin - Surrounded
6) Mic Break/commercial
7) Shabaam Sadiq - ?
8) Krumsnatcha - Closer to God
9) DJ Honda - Kill the Noize (w/Problemz/Black Attack)
10) Mic Break
11) Big Pun - You ain't a killer
12) Saukrates - Rollin' (w/Masta Ace)
13) Mobb Deep -
14) Natural Resources - Bums
15) Camp Lo - Hollywood (w/De La Soul)
16) Buckshot - Follow me
17) Meaner - Saratoga Ave
18) Royal Flush - Iced Down Medalions (w/Nore)
19) Mobb Deep - God III
20) Cella Dwellas - Maintain

May 7, 2011

Natural Elements





















I found some more Natural Elements material on one of my old Stretch tapes,
this one dated July 31, 1997. The freestyle session features Mr.Voo, L-Swift and A-Butta.
The same night they played a joint I've never heard released on anything..


Natural Elements Freestyle 89.9




Natural Elements (1997 demo)




*Peep this post if you missed 'Knick Knack'.


April 28, 2011

Underground Railroad 2001 (w/Rise)


Here's an Underground Railroad tape from around 10 years ago, May 2001. It might jump around a bit, but you get some quality mixing from DJ Monkone/ Tom Kat and a freestyle session from Rise.

Peace to Emskee, Monkone, J Smooth and G-Man.






Underground Railroad 5/2001 (w/Rise)

April 17, 2011

King Tech Wake Up Show 1-14-1994




This show comes courtesy of Shaun D aka Wicked.
Shaun blessed a lot of people with some vintage
King Tech Wake Up Shows a while back, and has
dug through his collection to pull out a few more.
MC Ren and Souls of Mischief pass by the studio
for this one in January, 1994.






The King Tech Wake Up Show (01/14/1994)
(w/with Sway, King Tech, Kevvy Kev and Joe Quixx)
106.1 KMEL San Francisco Friday Night 11pm-1am


Side A (46:58)

-Intro
-Talk Break
Mysterme, Kool Kaz, D-Wyze, Motion Man, Sway & Evol (Wake Up Show Theme) (’94 Remix) (Prod. by King Tech)
-Talk Break/Classic Break
De La Soul feat. Shortie No Mass - In The Woods (Prod. by De La Soul)
Kurious feat. The Constipated Monkeys - Uptown *hit (Prod. by The Beatnuts)
A Tribe Called Quest - God Lives Through (Prod. by A Tribe Called Quest)
Shyheim - On & On (Prod. by RNS)
Leaders Of The New School - Spontaneous (13 MC’s Deep! Remix) (Prod. by Sam Sever & Adam Gazzola)
-Talk Break
MC Ren - Same Ol’ Shit (Prod. by Tootie)
-Interview Session & Phone Calls with MC Ren

Side B (45:44)

-Talk Break
O.C. & The Large Professor - Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle (1993)
Nas - It Ain’t Hard To Tell (Prod. by The Large Professor)
Wu-Tang Clan - Shame On A n*gga (Prod. by Prince Rakeem “The RZA”)
-Talk Break
Souls Of Mischief - Never No More (76 Seville Mix) (Prod. by Snupe)
Wu-Tang Clan - Method Man (Prod. by Prince Rakeem “The RZA”)
Odd Squad - I Can’t See It (Prod. by DJ Styles)
-Talk Break/Commercials
-Interview/Freestyle Session with Souls Of Mischief
-Outro
KRS-One - KRS-One Attacks (Prod. by DJ Premier)

Size: 169 mb
Quality: 256 kbps



April 15, 2011

Halftime Show - February 2002



This is a Halftime Show from February, 2002 featuring Def Jux (El-P, Aesop Rock, Mr Lif) and a group called Wanted and Respected. You get nearly a full, unpaused, 2 hours on this one.

Halftime Show 2-13-2002

April 1, 2011

Stretch & Bobbito 8-31-1995 (DJ Riz full set)




Here's DJ Riz's full set from August 31, 1995 on Stretch and Bobbito show. This was also the night Big Pun made his radio debut.







Buckwild Mixtape 12-12-1992


This one's courtesy of 2dopeboyz.com.
Haven't gotten a chance to listen to it, but Verge gives it two thumbs up. Thanks to everyone contributing.

Buckwild Mixtape 12-12-1992

Side A
Side B

Hawthorne Radio episode 3



Barbara McNair "Steal Away Tonight"
Barbara Randolph "You Got Me Hurtin' All Over"
The Earles Inc "Let's Try It Again"
The Vibrations "Wind Up Toy"
Tammi Terrell "This Old Heart Of Mine"
The Manhattans "I Call It Love"
The Ethics "Look At Me Now"
Brothers Of Soul "Try It Babe"
Little Carl Carlton "Drop By My Place"
Cheryl Williams "Everybody's Happy But Me"
Barbara Mason “Half A Love”

Sticker Game 3

March 26, 2011

Stretch & Bobbito B-Side




The B-Side was a show Stretch, & Bobbito had on Hot 97 in 1996, that ran quadra-monthly. Episodes include guests ATCQ and Consequence promoting the 'Beats Rhymes and Life' Lp, Jeru the Damaja and DJ Premier promiting the 'Wrath of the Math' Lp, and Redman promoting the 'Muddy Waters' Lp.





Here are all 3 B-Side episodes.
The first is one I found online (peace to the original uploader)
second comes courtesy of Talib.
*third episode featuring Redman (courtesy of UNT)



The B-Side (featuring A Tribe Called Quest & Consequence)

The B-Side (featuring Jeru the Damaja & DJ Premier)

The B Side (featuring Redman)



words from Bobbito on the B-Side...

"The B-side show, if I remember correctly, only happened these three times. It was sort of an experiment to get me and Stretch on more prime time, during Angie's weekday evening slot. It went over well with everyone. It was kind of like a showcase of anticipated albums from artists who were known from our corner of the world. I think that'd be like 8pm to 9pm? I don't really remember (the time slot). Our Sunday, 'Boogie and the Barber', show on hot was from 11pm to 1am.

Another thing you may want to search for is me and Stretch doing the subbing for Ed Lover and Dr. Dre's morning show on January 1, 1997. I can't remember why they couldn't do it, but people were absolutely buggin' to hear us that early (started at 5am i think until 8am) on prime time. We were just ourselves, acting stupid, snapping, all that. I can't remember, but I don't think stretch dj'ed, the station just played their regular playlist and we talked a lot. I don't have a recording though . . ."

-DJ Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love
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