December 30, 2012

Re-Up: Underground Railroad 5-4-2002

Here's another Underground Railroad with Monkone and Tom Kat going record for record. 45 minutes of all original breaks.

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

Underground Railroad WBAI 5-4-2002 (Monkone & Tom Kat)

December 4, 2012

CM Famalam Show 11- 2000

Here's a paused up CM Famalam Show
from sometime in November of 2000. 
Featured guests are Tone Def & Pack FM.

November 12, 2012

October 29, 2012

October 13, 2012

CM Famalam Show 4-13-2000

More from my CM Famalam Show collection, this one is from April 13, 2000 and features Talib Kweli  in the studio. Some pauses here and there on this 30 minute clip..

October 2, 2012

CM Famalam Show summer 2001

Here's a mix of CM Famalam Shows from July, 2001. (This is most likely a few different shows on the same tape). Guests featured include Stretch Armstrong, Tragedy, Lava, Ace Lover, Overbite and E-Rule.

CM Famalam Show(s) 2001

September 27, 2012

Deep in Your Bones

This is a Tony Bones Demo from around 1995 called 'Deep in Your Bones.' You may remember Tony Bones from his joints with Mr. Live. This one is produced by, and featuring, Pharoahe Monch.

Tony Bones - Deep in Your Bones

September 20, 2012

Wayne-O & Roc Raida WNYU 2000

Here's a clip from a Halftime Show from 2000 featuring Wayne-O dropping a few verses, and DJ Roc Raida doing some of his battle routines. Peace to DJ Eclipse.

Wayne-O & Roc Raida WNYU 2000

September 9, 2012

Stretch & Bobbito Freestyles Vol 9

Another best of WKCR Freestyles tape 
courtesy of your boy Koop. As you can see 
from the artist list, lot of classic freestyle 
sessions spanning early-mid 1995 of the 
Stretch Armstrong Show hosted by Bobbito

CM Famalam Show 10-25-01

This is a 30 minute clip from a
CM Famalam Show featuring a
freestyle session with Mr Eon,
Pace and Last Emporer. 

CM Famalam 10-25-2001

August 16, 2012

Future Flavors 1997

Mixing it up with another
Future Flavors show with
Marley Marl and Pete Rock.

Future Flavors 1997

August 15, 2012

Earthquake & MF Doom

Here's an unreleased treat from MF Doom and Earthquake called 'Checkmate.' This was done in 1994 when I guess Doom was making the transition from KMD to his solo work.

Earthquake & MF Doom - Checkmate

August 8, 2012

CM Famalam Show 3-30-2000

Here's another CM Famalam Show from Koop's collection. This one has a session with the Nuthouse, and a mega freestyle cypher featuring The Juggaknots, Mr Eon, Cage, Copywrite, Camu Tao, among others    

August 1, 2012

Cage, Mr Eon, Camu Tao WNYU Freestyles

Cage, Mr Eon and Camu Tao making a guest appearance on The Halftime Show in August, 2002 to promote 'Movies For The Blind.'
Peace to DJ Eclipse.

Cage, Mr Eon, Camu Tao WNYU

July 26, 2012

CM Famalam Show 7-27-2000

This is a dusty CM Famalam Show from my collection, with Bobbito and Lord Sear serving up some breaks and funky joints to celebrate the Rock Steady Crew anniversary for that year.

CM Famalam Show 7-27-2000

Tape 1
Tape 2

Rock Steady 35th anniversary

July 25, 2012

Stretch & Bobbito 3-18-1998

Here's another  Stretch & Bobbito show 
featuring E.S.T. from Three Times Dope
Lord Digga and Mr. Eon.  Peace to Koop 
you'll hear freestyles/interviews and a demo
version of Lord Digga's 'My Flow is Tight'

July 19, 2012

Stretch & Bobbito Freestyles Vol 8

This tape didn't have a cover with artist listings, and seemed to be the only volume of the freestyle tapes that wasn't surfacing, but Koop came through with the joints. Lot of classic freestyle sessions spanning 1994-1995 of the Stretch Armstrong Show hosted by Bobbito.

Stretch & Bobbito Freestyles Vol 8

Side A
Side B

July 16, 2012

Stretch & Bobbito 2-25-1993

Here's another 1993  Stretch Bobbito
tape featuring Unique, who you may know from
the track 'Pure Dynamite.' This is another tape
from your boy Koop.

July 12, 2012

Nas Live 1994

Nas' 'Life is Good' is Dropping Tuesday, and getting a good buzz. Peace to DJ Eclipse doing the ill Nas tribute show on the Halftime Show right now. I just ripped up this tape with Bobbito playing a live Nas performance from 1994, pre Illmatic. Sounds like a wild show with 20+ people on stage doing adlibs. At the end you get some turntablism from Allies DJ Klever and DJ Dopey. This is a CM Famalam Showfrom sometime in 2002.

CM Famalam Show (Nas Live 1994)

July 9, 2012

Re-Up: King Tech Wake Up Show 7-8-1994

Here's another Wake Up Show from Shaun D aka Wicked's collection, re-upped for those who missed it the first time around. This is one of my favs, with a line-up featuring the Artifacts, Ras Kass, and Organized Konfusion, all in pretty early stages of their careers, July, 1994.

The King Tech Wake Up Show (07/08/1994)
with Sway, King Tech, Kevvy Kev & Joe Quixx
106.1 KMEL San Francisco Friday 10pm-1am

July 8, 2012

Stretch & Bobbito Freestyles Vol 2

I'm pretty sure this has circulated already, but Koop had the official Fat Beats dub, so I figured I'd rip it. Lot of classic freestyle sessions spanning early-mid 1992 of the Stretch Armstrong Show hosted by Bobbito.
I've got a few more of these volumes on the way. 

Mobb Deep CM Famalam Freestyles

Mobb Deep dropping a couple of live freestyles on the CM Famalam Show (12-6-2001) to promote the 'Infamy' Lp. Starts out with a little bit of static, but gets better...

Mobb Deep CM Freestyles 12-6-2001

July 6, 2012

CM Famalam Show 5-4-2000

Here's another CM Famalam Show from
May 5, 2000 featuring a freestyle session with Del and also a mega-cypher with Wiseguy, Gaston, Rise, AL, Punchline Wordsworth, Benny Blanco, and more

July 5, 2012

CM Famalam Show 3-4-1999

More goodness from the Koop collection. CM Famalam Show from March 4, 1999. This one featuring freestyles from Dilated Peeples and a quick DJ set from DJ Babu.

CM Famalam Show 3-4-1999

Drum Crazy



June 30, 2012

Stretch & Bobbito 11-4-1993 (Das Efx, Akinyele, Large Pro)

Ok, so let's start this summer madness off with a bang. This is the first of many from the files of Koop in VA, a Stretch & Bobbito  show from the prime of it's run. Guests on this date are Das Efx promoting their 2nd LP 'Straight Up Sewaside' and also Akinyele and Large Professor promoting Akinyele's 'Vagina Diner.' Both of these classic freestyles were featured on the Freestyle Frenzy compilations, but here you get the whole uncut sessions. You'll hear Akinyele responding to the Source article by Kierna Mayo which harshly criticized Akinyele's lyrics on the LP, particularly those on the song 'I luh Huh.' Also you'll hear a little bit of Large Professor dissing Main Source after they split.

June 27, 2012

Coming Soon...

Big, Big shouts to my man Koop in VA for sending me a grip of 89.9 goodness. Soon all of these will be ripped and featured on DW, so lots of treats to come...

I'll say it again, anyone with any old school radio shows similar to what you find on DW, I am more than happy to transfer them to MP3's. If you're not local you can mail them through and I'll even cover the shipping costs. I'll have them ripped, copied to data disks, and mailed back to you as soon as possible. Shouts to everyone who has submitted material, it is most appreciated.

June 20, 2012

Future Flavs-

have been re-uploaded (with track listings included) and more to come soon...

Eddie F & The Untouchables - Let's Get it On (Beatnuts Remix)

Just ran across this posse cut
that's kind of interesting...

"Let's Get it On" with Heavy D, 
Tupac, Notorious B.I.G. and 
Grand Puba was featured on a
compilation arranged by co-founder
of Uptown Records, DJ Eddie F.
The LP showcased the new and
upcoming MC's at the time. B.I.G.
and Spunk Bigga (who is not featured
on this version) were pretty much the
only new names on this cut.

This version is a remix done by the Beatnuts, using the acapella from the 12". You'll notice it's the same Johnny Guitar Watson flip the Beatnuts used for Mad Skills' 'Nod Factor,' the only difference being some snare scratches thrown in the mix.(Funny how the 'Skills in 95' instrumental also got leaked on 89.9, even earlier in 1993) This one was a Stretch Armstrong exclusive (as you'll hear on the drop) that ran for a few months in 1994.

Eddie F - Let's Get it On (Beatnuts Remix)

June 15, 2012

Stretch & Bobbito 7-20-1995

This is another combined effort, thanks to Hectic Eclectic for helping out with parts of these rips. This is a Stretch & Bobbito show from summer, 1995 and it's got quite a line-up. A total of 5 guest appearances.

June 13, 2012

R.I.P. IG Off

Just heard about I.G. Off passing and wanted to re-up these joints I posted a while back.
I.G. Off was definitely ill, one of the nicest of the top of the head. Check out The Halftime Show
tonight, DJ Eclipse will be doing a tribute to I.G. Off on the show and also check The 
Underground Railroad on WBAI this Friday to hear J-Smooth's tribute to I.G. Off

Here is IG Off and Hazardous along with Skam on the Underground Railroad, WBAI.
Sounds like DJ Spinna on the wheels cutting up the breakbeats as well.
I'm pretty sure this is the same freestyle listed on the URR archive page, from 1997.

I.G.Off, Hazardous, Skam, WBAI Freestyles

Also here is a re-up of the IG Off and Hazardous Demo I posted here.

I.G. Off and Hazardous - Demo

Peace to Emskee, MonkOne, J-Smooth
and the Underground Railroad crew.


For those looking to pay respects to our brother, father, son and hip-hop staple IG Off (IG Off & Hazadous), please read the info below.

Funeral services for Christopher McKenzie (IG Off) will be held on Thurs. June 21st at Jeremiah C. Gaffney funeral home 92 Wahl Ave, Inwood NY 11696. (516) 239-9191, (718) 471-2828 and toll free at 1-800-405-3061.

Viewing will be from 10am-11am
Funeral Services begin at 11 am

Burial will follow immediately after the funeral service and will begin at 1:30pm. The burial will be held at Trinity St Johns Cemetery 1142 Broadway, Hewlett NY 11557 (516)-374-1466.

The LIRR train, Q113 (non-limited) & N31/32 buses stop within the vicinity of both locations. The A train to Far Rockaway, Mott Avenue station is across the street from a taxi stand that can take you to both locations. The number for some taxi cabs in Far Rockaway are (718) 327-6666, (718) 327-4444, (718) 327-7777 and the Hewlett taxi cab number is (516) 239-5151.

Please GPS the location or contact the funeral home and cemetery in advance for directions from your location if needed.

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation or send condolences to the Murphy/Mckenzie family directly, please contact

Thank you everyone for your support, love and blessings during this difficult time. It is very much appreciated....Pri"

June 10, 2012

The Ranjahz

Here's an unreleased joint from The Ranjahz featuring Jay-Z from 1995. This might have been meant to get put out through their Profile deal, but it never saw an official release. The song's concept is similar to Nas' 'I gave you power,' were they metaphorically personify the bullets in a gun.

The Ranjahz - Bulletproof (w/Jay-Z)

Dirty Waters

The Dirty Waters blog hits the 5 year mark this month. Thanks to everyone, again, for all the support over the years. After 500+ posts I'm running a little short of material but I'm still trying to keep this going. Most of the stuff in the archives has been re-upped through Fileswap, but if anything in particular is missing drop a line and I'll try to get it active again.

May 25, 2012

Lil Dap, Agalar, Freestyles Hot 97

Here's a clip of Lil Dap, Agalar, Nikki Bonds, Dappa Don and maybe some other peeps from the Group Home camp freestyling on Stretch & Bobbito's Hot 97 Show in 1998.

May 21, 2012

Rev Shines' mixes

Shout out to Will for linking me to Rev Shines soundcloud page. Rev Shines did a bunch of good break mixes a few years back and are now available free on his page. Definitely recommended listening. Shout out to Mr Mass.

Mass Education for Your Ears(classic breaks & samples mix) by Rev. Shines

Today's Good News Vol. 1(mixtape) by Rev. Shines

May 20, 2012


I've had the itch to dig something terrible lately. I caught this one on a dig over the weekend, it's kind of a cheese record but I'm digging it right now. The cover makes you immediately want to pass over it, but don't sleep. Peace to all the vinyl spots still surviving, especially those with dollar bins.

Michael Quatro - Stripper

April 19, 2012

Jemini the Gifted One (Remix Instrumental)

Jemini the Gifted One made his debut
late 1994/early 1995 with his song 'Funk Soul Sensation' produced by Organized Konfusion. For his 'Scars and Pain' EP, he also worked with producers Buckwild and Minnesota. This is a promo only 12" remix to 'Funk Soul Sensation' produced by the Grand Leveler Godfather Don. Vibe out to the instrumental on this one, Don uses the very beginning of Les McCann's 'Talk to the People' and mixes that with Johnny Guitar Watson's 'Superman Lover.' Also check Jemini's January 95 appearance on Stretch & Bobbito's show.

Jemini - Godfather Don Remix Instr

Jemini Freestyles WKCR 1995

April 18, 2012

Necro Halftime Freestyles

I sent these over to Eclipse for the Anniversary show, but I'm not sure if he got to them.
These are two serarate freestyle sessions from Necro on WNYU's Halftime Show from.

Necro Freestyles 5-2000 WNYU

Necro Freestyles 2-6-2002 WNYU

April 1, 2012

Halftime 14th Anniversary Show (links)

DJ Eclipse blessed us with the Halftime Show's 14th Anniversary. Each freestyle is tracked out and separated. Classic Show! Enjoy..

Part 1
Part 2

March 31, 2012

Step Up

This is a cool little party joint I caught back in the day at Fat Beats, maybe around 94/95. This must have had a limited run because I never saw it again after I bought it. It's on a comp called Jackin' 4 Beats, no label, no artist names, no phone numbers, nothing. I have no idea who made it, but it's dope! Always gets a party going..

Jackin 4 beats - Step Up Remix

March 30, 2012

Archie Whitewater

Here's a rare psych rock joint from
Archie Whitewater. This group only had one release on the Cadet Concept Album in 1970, and I just recently found out how rare and pricey the LP is.

I caught this one sealed a while back, buying it strictly on the strength of the bugged out cover. I was pleasantly surprised to find not only a Common sample (Chapter 13) but also a Blahzay Blahzay sample (Danger Remix). The entire LP is pretty incredible aside from the samples. Cadet Concept always had a good roster. This group comes through with a psych rock, jazz mixture and some really nice grooves (horn section, vibes, guitar, drums). Upon further investigation, I found this dude who posted a bunch of unreleased tracks that were shelved from their Cadet label recordings. I've listed this record and a few others on a discogs account I just created (trying them out this time around), so if anyone is interested peep it.

Archie Whitewater - Cross Country  

March 22, 2012

DJ Nes - Old School 80's Mix

Been a while since I put a mix together...Here's an all vinyl mix of some old/mid school hip hop (mainly 1980-1986). 32 Tracks, 60 minutes. Peace to everyone who helped out with a drop for this mix (DJ Eclipse, DJ Premier, Mr Len, Phil Most Chill, Tim C, Susio Smash and Emskee). Also peace to my boy Jay aka DJ Dirty for mixing this down for me. Feel free to repost, share and spread  this mix as you please and enjoy.

March 20, 2012

Channel Live Freestyle

Jersey's own Channel Live killing it over Mobb Deep's 'Shook Ones' instrumental on Stretch and Bobbito's show, November 1994. Peace to Aleph, Steve B, Nobs on this one.

Channel Live Freestyle 89.9

*update - apparently google has made changes to blogger domains that redirect non-US readers to web addresses ending with, .au, etc. I believe nothing much has changed aside from this redirection, but I'm not certain, so if anyone outside the US checking DW is experiencing limitations, censorship, etc, please let me know...

Also, check my boy (a frequent DW contributer) Greg T's new venture,
for those of you who may be interested in buying/selling ideas

March 16, 2012

Halftime 1999 (w/Truck Turner & 50 Cent)

Here goes another 30 minute clip of a Halftime Show from October 27, 1999 featuring Truck Turner and a pre-blowing up (and even pre getting shot 9 times) 50 Cent. Apparently these two had some on wax beef and were accidentally booked to do the Halftime Show on the same night. There was no conflict in the studio according to DJ Eclipse, but the two were taking shots at each other during their mic time.

Halftime 10-27-1999 (w/Truck Turner)

50 Cent Freestyle WNYU 10-27-1999

Count Chocula goes to Hollywood

This joint just jumped to the top of my want list..
Shout to my boy Eric putting me down on this..

March 11, 2012

DJ Mayhem beat

I have this instrumental on a few of my WNYU, New York Live tapes. I'm pretty sure this is DJ Mayhem's production, but not positive. I also don't know if this had a track made with an MC on it, was released, or just an instrumental played on the show. They played it during the talk breaks consistently for a few months. If anyone has a clue, feel free to inform. Nice laid back piano groove on this one..

DJ Mayhem Beat (WNYU)

March 10, 2012

Halftime Show

For those who checked WNYU this Wednesday, you know the Halftime crew served up an amazing 14th anniversary show loaded with classic freestyle sessions from the early years of the show. Peace to DJ Eclipse for inviting me up to the show to hang in the studio, and my boy P Original for taking the ride. Peace to DJ Riz, DJ AV, Lyn, DJ Skizz, Pete, Marz, TO Sweet and everyone else I met up there. Was definitely an honor to be involved. (audio in this post)

Halftime 1999 w/Rahzel
Here goes an early Halftime Show with Rahzel from sometime in June, 1999. Not sure who the DJ is cutting in the beginning, but you get a nice 30 minutes here with Rahzel and DJ Riz in the mix.

DJ Steve Dee Interview

Check out this Interview with DJ Steve Dee spotted here.
Steve Dee is the creator of beat juggling and one of the founding members of the X-Men DJ crew.

March 7, 2012

Halftime Freestyles

Don't know much about these guys, Copywrite, MHz, Spontaneous?, maybe some other people in there as well. Grabbed this nice lengthy session for all you freestyle heads on a Halftime Show from some time around 2000.

Halftime Cipher 2000

March 5, 2012

Halftime Show 14th Anniversary 3-7-12

"this upcoming Wednesday is our 14th Anniversary of The Halftime Show on 89.1 FM WNYU. Along with the current Halftime crew we will have the original team of DJ Riz & Lynn Gonzalez up as well. Usually we invite a ton of guests for the anniversaries, but being that NEXT year will be the 15th (and crazy big), we decided to do a retrospective and focus on earlier past guests for this year. So for those that weren't around since '98 or want to hear some of those classic sessions again, make sure you tune in this Wednesday (3/7/12) from 10:30pm - 1:00am (maybe longer) to hear some ill freestyles." - DJ Eclipse 

February 29, 2012

Halftime Show 2001

Here's a Halftime Show from 2001. I'm having trouble ID'ing the guest MC on this one, so if anyone if familiar let me know. Stay tuned a week from today for the 14th Anniversary Halftime Show on WNYU. Peace to DJ Eclipse.

Halftime Show 2001 

Uptown Kickin it

I was flipping through some old school hip hop videos and landed on this one. If Dr Jeckyll storming in in on a record executive meeting with a dozen gold chain wearing back up dancers isn't great enough, peep how great of an entrance Heavy D and his dancers make at the :30 mark. They jump from completely off screen on and start dancing. Then you get the classic 80's hip hop stunt where you find the oldest looking white guy in a suit and rhyme in his face. The mixer Marley is using is crazy Jurassic. This video is just all around great. This is what's missing in hip hop videos nowadays... back up dancers, matching outfits, typical badass/prankster moves, etc. R.I.P. Heavy D. Not sure if this was his first appearance here in Uptown Crew's 'Uptown Kickin it' in 1986.

February 22, 2012


Here's another random indie label joint Stretch used to run a lot
circa early 1995. This was also featured on one of those Echo Underground Airplay tapes.Triip with 'Keep it Flowin', her one and only release. One to add to the short list of female MC's. There might be another mix for this track, I prefer this remix here..

Triip - Keep it Flowin

February 12, 2012

Agent 106 Freestyle

As Stretch says, this was one Hefty Bag of a session. Some real deep lyrics. This was from a Stretch & Bobbito Show sometime in the summer of 1995. Because I didn't tape the interview, I actually had no idea who this was until recently when someone on the Philaflava forums mentioned that it was Agent 106. The beat he's on is a beat brought up by G-Bo the Pro. Enjoy...

Agent 106 Freestyle WKCR 1995

February 10, 2012

Ebay and Paypal ranting

eBay and Paypal are really starting to screw over eBay sellers. The fees associated with using their services are becoming more and more astronomical. Excuse my ranting here, but I need to vent and those of you selling on eBay need to know what these people are doing (if you haven't figured it out already). Click on photo or 'track listing' to read more...

February 1, 2012

Maze & Mussolini Freestyles WNYU

Couldn't find any press photos for these two, but here's
Maze & Mussolini on the Halftime Show, WNYU
sometime around 2000? Thug it out!

Maze & Mussolini Freestyles WNYU 2000

January 25, 2012


Was going through the Death Wish Soundtrack and caught the loop for this J-Force 'Bulls Eye.' Sounds like he used the Little Feet drums too. This is an indie label joint from late 1994 that I've seen selling pretty high in the past couple of years. It has both cuts and production by J-Force and was mixed at Marley Marl's House of Hits studio.

The clown logo is kind of odd, and I can't help but laugh at how rugged this dude tries to make his voice, especially on the 2nd verse. Still I'm diggin it.

J-Force - Bull's Eye

January 20, 2012


First zshare and now megaupload... looks like most of the links on Dirty Waters went down in the game. I did use divshare for most of the demos and freestyles, so they are still up. I'm not sure how much of the material I'm going to be able to recover and re-up, so any help from the readers would be appreciated. I'm not even sure which file hosting server to use now.. bastards.