November 26, 2017

Artifacts Live @ Rocksteady Anniversary 1994

After some dat issues, they get into 'wrong side' over a different beat, then a freestyle on a Stretch Armstrong produced beat, then they close it out with 'Do you Wanna Hear it?' Clipped this from a CM Famalam Show.



November 21, 2017

Future Flavas 5-12-1996 (w/Akinyele)

Future Flavas episode from May 12, 1996. Pete Rock, Marley Marl, Half Pint and crew come through with joints you never heard before (scratching my head on the first track), and Akinyele stops in to promote 'Put it in Your Mouth' and drops a few bars with Pete Rock to close out the show (48:38)



Foul Play - Booyah (w/Heltah Skeltah)

Boosting this one again, one of my all time favorite demos. This is Foul Play from Washington, a group that had a deal on Wild Pitch shortly before the label closed. This song 'Booyah' had like three or four different versions, all with Roc on the hook, but this one alone has both Ruc and Roc with verses. Pretty sure this was a Doo Wop promo according to Eclipse.





5th Platoon DJ's on WSOU 1999

I'm trying to dig up as much exclusive content as I can find to bring over to my mixcloud and ran across this tape. This was the 5th Platton DJ's on WSOU (Seton hall college radio, East Orange NJ) from April of 1999 on a show called 'over ya head.' Line up features Neil Armstrong, Kuttin Kandi, Daddy Dog and Rholi Rho. The tape closes with 3 or four tracks from an XL show.



November 13, 2017

CM Famalam Show May 6, 1999



This is an early CM Famalam Show from 1999 featuring Bad Seed, Pumpkinhead, and Yeshua with DJ Eli playing beats, and another session with Dr Becket and K-Skills. Full 4 hour show courtesy of Aleph.


November 10, 2017

Underground Railroad 10th Anniversary

WBAI 99.5 Underground railroad 10th anniversary show from February 3, 2001 featuring DJ Spinna and Monk-One doing a mix of underground type hip hop and breaks for the last half. Dope show.



November 4, 2017

NY Live 89.1 December 1996 (demos & freestyles)

This is another pause edit special with strictly demos and freestyles. New York Live WNYU 89.1 during December of 1996. The first half of the show had some unreleased demos from Last Emporer, Nas, and Natural Elements, I'm pretty sure that was Cien Smooth and TO Sweet subbing in for Mayhem and Sunset. Then the tape had a freestyle session with Eddie Brock and L Fudge, then Half A Mill, then Choclair, then AK Skills. I'm guessing this must have the highlights from  2 or 3 different  shows.



October 26, 2017

Re-Up: Halftime Show - July 2000 (Allies, CamRon, McGruff)



One of my favorite Halftime Shows right here, from July of 2000. I used to kill this tape. The show features DJ sets from Spictacular, J-Smoke, DJ Infamous, and DJ A-Trak (of the Allies) and a freestyle session with Camron, McGruff and a little bit of Jim Jones, along with DJ Riz on the mix. I think DJ AV was co-hosting but I didn't get much of the talking. Peace to DJ Eclipse who wasn't in the studio that night, and didn't have a copy of this audio.





October 21, 2017

Mixcloud

I'm switching over to Mixcloud for my uploads now. I've gotten a few complaints about Hulkshare and it doesn't seem to generate many views. I'm hoping Mixcloud will give the stuff I post a wider reach, so if you do have a Mixcloud, please follow/subscribe.

Stretch & Bobbito 6-1-1995 (Phantasm, Craig G)

This is a Stretch & Bobbito pause edit special from summer 1995. The tape starts with Raekwon, and then Stretch plays 'Hey Mr. Mr.' (an unreleased track from Kool G Rap), which ended up getting him suspended from the station the following week. For those unfamiliar, the track was a T-Ray production that G Rap used for a really grimy track about beating up his (fictional) girlfriend. It was recorded during the 4,5,6 sessions, pretty sure Stretch pressed up the white label.

Following that there's a lengthy freestyle session with Phantasm from Cella Dwellas along with Craig G, over maybe 5 different instrumentals. The tape caught the entire krunch time session until the show ended, with Lord Sear and Benni B also in the studio. 

October 8, 2017

CM Famalam Show 9-9-1999


This is a CM Famalam Show from September 9, 1999 featuring Oktober, BOE, and graffiti writers James TOP and Keo. This was a submission from a while back from Relm, with a help out from Jamo on the re-up. This is near the 4 full show. Hot topics of the day were political prisoners being released, and also showcases going off for Mumia.




September 7, 2017

CM Famalam Show 1999



Featuring Rapper Ness. Only have the first two hours here, and pretty sure this one's courtesy of the philaflava forums from a while back.



September 3, 2017

Halftime 14th Anniversary Show

Peace to Eclipse for uploading this to his mixcloud. I was actually in the studio this night along with P Original (R.I.P.). It was a cool experience meeting two of my favorite DJ's growing up, and being able to stand in the studio I heard them broadcasting from weekly. This show is a banger, lot of classic freestyles from years past. Miss the Halftime show.



August 19, 2017

CM Famalam Show 2000


This show features Chairman Mao and Citizen Kane doing guest spots to promote their Selects 001 CD. Lot of funky 45's and rare records on this one. I think I might have paused this show a few times during recording. Check out the interview I did with Citizen Kane a while back if you missed it.

August 12, 2017

Re-Up: Lord Sear Special 2003 w/J-Love


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. Pretty sure this tape is from 2003. Yo, what's up, Lord Sear, Bobbito, exclusive SON!





July 24, 2017

Big L - Holdin It Down (12" Version)


Here's another Big L rarity for all you L fans and purists. This is the 12" version of Big L's 'Holdin it Down' with a different hook and different lineup. Stan Spit is replaced by Party Arty, and Miss Jones' singing is taken off this version. Instead, Pete Rock cuts for the hook. Far better version, IMO, and makes much more sense to have Party Artie (RIP) on this one. Even though they made a video for this track, neither version was released as an official 12", both of these version are promo only.




Album Version & Video:



Underground Railroad MonkOne Raggae Mix


Big shouts to Hectic Eclectic for this one. DJ Monk One comes through with an all reggae mix on WBAI 99.5 from sometime in 2002. My reggae knowledge is low, so anyone who can make a track list, or identify any of these tracks at all, big up^ (all I could get was double barrel and linval thompson)


New Stretch & Bobbito Show: What's Good

Was not expecting this from Stretch and Bobbito, but I dig it.
Check out info on their new podcast here.

July 16, 2017

Big L - Devil's Son EP


I was under the impression that a typical 'record store day' release was something like a Pearl Jam box set, so I was really surprised to see this. It's a few early Big L tracks packaged on a vinyl EP put out by Sony. It just came out two months ago, and I'm not seeing many sites mentioning it. I believe these were studio recorded sessions that didn't make the cut for his first LP. These were put out on a Japanese bootleg EP that sells for dumb loot, so this is a blessing to have it available for a lower price and with album artwork. I just bought a copy online for around $20 and hoping for good sound quality. Anyone out there who already has a copy, and can fill me in, drop a comment..



Also it's dope that these were given an official release, although it's limited to 3,000 pieces. From what I understood, his father was putting a wrench in some of his material coming out, as well as the documentary that was in the works. Is that finally getting released as well?

July 11, 2017

Eminem & Royce - Bad Meets Evil (Demo Version)

Here's another treat from P-Love, left over from some of the stuff he sent me a while back.
This is a demo version of Eminem and Royce 5'9 'Bad Meets Evil.'



July 8, 2017

Stretch & Bobbito 2-1-1998 (Hot 97)



Here's a Hot 97 show from February, 1998. Tone Capone sets it off at the first break, then Ray Slugs and crew from Double X Posse set it off at the next. Cucumber Slice jumps on the wheels to wrap things up at the end.



July 6, 2017

Lord Finesse gets Busy!



This has been up for a while, but new to me, may be new to you also..

June 21, 2017

QU Hectic

Sad to hear the news of Prodigy passing away. Mobb Deep will forever be one of the illest groups in hip hop. This is QU Hectic, one of their unreleased demo tracks around the Infamous sessions (I'm guessing). This track really takes me back to summer 1995, that Infamous album killed it that summer as well. RIP Prodigy



June 13, 2017

Ultramagnetic MC's WNYU 1989

Not sure if I posted this one or not, but this a real gem if you're an Ultrmagnetic MC's fan. Brought to you by the WNYU archives.



June 5, 2017

10 years strong



I've just now reached 700 posts, and this month marks 10 years of Dirty Waters. I probably should have planned ahead with a mix, guests posts, or something extra the way I used to. Maybe that will happen at a later time. Regardless, peace to everyone I've linked with through the site over the years, and to everyone who checks in. DW all day.

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.





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.