May 21, 2017

Stretch & Bobbito 12-30-1993 (w/Gary Gnu)


Stretch, Bobbito and Lord Sear welcome Gary Gnu to co-host the show. Not sure who this dude is, but he gave some serious heat to everyone in the studio during the mic breaks. I have the last 2 and a half hours here, so you get a lot of good music and the krunch time session (1:24:00).




May 14, 2017

Re-Up: Future Flavors 1997




Any requests for re-uploads hit me up and I'll try to get them back up. Here's another Future Flavors episode on Hot 97 from 1997. Sunday nights never were the same, since.


May 2, 2017

April 26, 2017

Boiler Room

Stumbled on this the other day and it's definitely a good listen. DJ Nu-Mark with DJ Babu doing a set for the boiler room in LA in '16. They played each other's records instead of their own. All breaks.



This is DJ Shortkut in SF also doing a set for the boiler room in '14 (I think). Not sure what the boiler room thing is about, but looks like they throw some pretty good parties.



April 18, 2017

Gravediggaz Demo

This has been out there for a while, courtesy of Prince Paul's soundcloud, but yaaaahhhh here comes this Gravediggaz demo again. This track is crazy, love the beat, the vibe, everything. I was never too big on their stuff but this gets me amped. It's surprising this wasn't put on their album. This came up in my shuffle today and wanted to give it a shout. From Prince Paul's caption - "This is the First song we recorded as the Gravediggaz in 92" . It was the intro to our demo and it was actually recorded the day I introduced these guys to each other at my house . This track never made the album but It was one of my favorite productions. This was the track that started it all .. RIP Poetic . Enjoy"



April 7, 2017

Stretch & Bobbito 12-3-1998

This is the second to last official Stretch Armstrong Show, with Bobbito and Lord Sear holding it down in Stretch's absence. There's a lot of underground, backpack type stuff, mixed in with some old school and R&B, and also a session with Arabian Nights. As hectic Eclectic pointed out- if you're having trouble downloading from the page, go directly to the hulkshare page and try downloading from there. Sometimes it's difficult to download from the embed for some reason.



March 31, 2017

Tim Westwood 1989 w/45 King

Here's a Tim Westwood show from 1989 featuring an interview with Jersey's own DJ Mark the 45 King.


New York Live 4-24-1996

Shout to DJ Eclipse for posting this on his mixcloud. It's more portions from the New York Live show that featured DJ Muro's break set. Big Noyd, Ty Nitty, DJ Spinna and the Jigmastas were also in the studio that night. I guess I must have mislabeled the date on my tape, mine said the 18th and his has the 24th. Most likely Eclipse's date is accurate. I used to take clips from the Wednesday and Thursday shows, sometimes two consecutive weeks on the same tape, and get confused when labeling.



Here's Muro's break set in full



March 20, 2017

Nas - Represent (Original Version)

As the story goes, the album version of Represent on Nas' Illmatic is a remix. After Premier heard all the work going into the album, and all the beats that were getting placed, Premier was inspired to remix the track. If you haven't heard, peep it...



Just caught the Drink Champs with Pete Rock and Premier, some great stories behind some of their best records included on there..


March 15, 2017

Boogie & The Barber 7-27-1997



Stretch & Bobbito Hot 97 show featuring Hot Council and B-1. Stretch plays a Scooby Doo record for 5 minutes at the top of the show, and adds parts of it throughout the show. Lot of mic breaks and goofing around KCR style on this one.



1) Rakim - It's been a long time
2) Alkaholiks - Liquidation
3) Mic Break/ Hot Council Freestyle (0:14:30)
4) Diamond D - Hiatus
5) Beatnuts - Bless the M.I.C.
6) Brick City Kids - Brick City Kids
7) Defari - Bionic
8) Mic Break (0:43:00)
9) Mike Zoot - High Drama
10) B-1 - Verbal Affair
11) Mic Break/B-1 Interview/Freestyle (1:05:45)
12) Company Flow
13) Diamond D - Hiatus
14) Natural Elements - Bust Mine

March 5, 2017

Stretch & Bobbito 6-29-1995

Bobbito fills in for Stretch on this show, playing a mix of old school, demos, promos, a live Cold Crush show from 1981, and on the second half goes into a Kool G Rap tribute. Good show. Unfortunately not the full 4 hours, but most of it. Pretty sure this was an Aleph upload, so big shout.







February 17, 2017

Big Ill - Get Paid

Here's a demo from Big Ill from Ill Al Skratch circa 1994. Dope use of the Olympic Runners.



January 28, 2017

Re-Up: Westwood Rap Exchange




Here's an old school Tim Westwood/Marley Marl Rap Exhange clip with a live Big Daddy Kane performance, Roxanne Shante stopping by the studio, and a rare demo from Pete Rock and CL Smooth called 'CL strikes again'.







1) Commercials/talking
2) Big Daddy Kane - Wrath of Kane (live @ Apollo)
3) Pete Rock & CL Smooth - CL Strikes Again (demo)
4) Lakim Shabazz - I Feel Like Flowin'
5) Roxanne Shante Interview
6) Roxanne Shante - Live on Stage
7) Biz Markie - Just a Friend
8) Redhead Kingpin & The FBI - We Rock the Mic (Teddy Riley remix)
9) Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator
10) Unique - Pure Dynamite
11) Poetry - Everything I do
12) Kool G Rap - She loves me, she loves me not
13) Prince Markie Dee/Tiger?


Thanks again to Dave from Essex for hooking this up
and also peace to the orginal uploader..

January 20, 2017

Stretch & Bobbito 1991 (w/Percee P & DMX)

This one is a request from Irish Craig. This was one from Stretch's short-lived blog konstant kontact. It's one of the earliest available Stretch Armstrong shows from 1991, featuring Percee P, and a then unknown DMX. As you can hear he claims 'the original author of spellbound.'




January 4, 2017

CM Famalam Show 3-19-1999 (El Da Sensei, DJ Kaos, Last Emporer)


CM Fam-a-lam Show from March, 1999 featuring El Da Sesnsei and Last Emporer with a nice freestyle session, and DJ Kaos with a few routines. They were promoting 'Keep it Live' during this time.

CM 1999 03-19 (El, Sensai, DJ Kaos, Last Emporer).mp3



Masta Ace & Lord Digga - Maintain



This is an unreleased track from the 'Sittin' on Chrome' LP. It came out as a B-side on the test pressing of the Sittin' on Chrome 12". Pretty sure it's Digga production as well.

Masta Ace & Lord Digga - Maintain.mp3

January 2, 2017

R.I.P. P-Original

This is a really sad way to start this New Year. I just learned that we lost one of Jersey's finest producers, P-Original. I'm still not sure exactly what happened. This is messing me up because he and I were really good friends for a while, but recently had a falling out over some stupid shit. I really wish I could turn back the clock and dead all that, because it's going to stay with me. He was a really good dude. He was one of the few people in my area that shared the passion I had for digging, producing, and music in general. He was really encouraging, and taught me a lot about making beats, and the industry.

I'm sure people will remember 'Keep it Live' and the stuff he did with El Da Sensai, but he has a ton of other stuff out there, and a lot of stuff that was never released. I encourage anyone who has enjoyed his work, or fans of this blog, to help with whatever you can to support his family through this tough time. There is a go-fund-me page here where you can donate.You can also check his YouTube page to hear some of his stuff you might not have caught. R.I.P. Pete, you will be missed.