December 14, 2013

Halftime 2-4-2004 (Best of 93-97 w/J-Live)

This is one of the 'best of' theme shows they used to do on Halftime, from 2004. The focus of this show is between the years 1993-1997, and the featured guest is J-Live. Might be a few pauses on there. Not sure if I already uploaded this one, but enjoy..

December 3, 2013

Stretch & Bobbito Shows

Peace to Irish Craig uploading some classic Stretch shows

Re-Up: Stretch & Bobbito 8-20-1998

Here's some more Stretch & Bobbito goodness courtesy of Relm, a Stretch Armstrong Show dated August 20, 1998. This one is jam packed with guests and treats. Some missing info in the track listing if anyone wants to help fill it in hit the comments. Enjoy...

December 1, 2013

Natural Elements Halftime Show links

Links finally made it around,
peace to the original uploader,
Natural Elements, and DJ Eclipse

November 25, 2013

Re-up: Underground Railroad 2-13 1999

Here's a nice 30 min mix of OG
samples and 90's hip hop from
DJ MonkOne on the Underground
Railroad show, WBAI 99.5
in February, 1999

November 23, 2013

Terror Green Heavy Jewelz EP

I just got blessed with one of the first records from the up and coming Heavy Jewelz label, run by my man Verge, who you may know through the Philaflava forums and TROY blog. Terror Green was an unsigned artist with a demo that had constant rotation on the Stretch Armstrong Show. '45 stitches' was a funny track about Terror Green messing around with some chick at her place. The chick ends up having a boyfriend, and this dude runs up and stabs Terror, leaving him with 45 stitches. I think it was around 1996 when I first heard Bobbito play this one, and until now, I always assumed it would remain a cassette only treat.

I love the packaging on this, not only does it include artwork by Skore79 and Mark563, but it's pressed on thick green vinyl. Factor in the limited pressing, and this is pretty much tailor made for collectors. I was surprised by how good the sound quality was as well, everything seemed balanced and mastered well, so I assume this was pressed using the original masters. You get the classic '45 Stitches,' and three other unheard tracks from the same Terror Green demo. All tracks produced by DJ Nastee.

Verge took no shorts on this one, and this definitely gets the Dirty Waters seal of approval. I am urging everyone out there to cop this one, as it will definitely be a collector's item that will go up in value. There are a few labels out there pushing to release unearthed demos, but Heavy Jewelz seemingly has them more reasonably priced. Check out Heavy Jewelz and order your copy.

November 13, 2013

Natural Elements on WNYU

Peace to DJ Eclipse for coming through with the ill Natural Elements tribute show 2 weeks back. The links haven't made their away around yet, but you can check most of the show on the U-Stream, and see freestyles and interviews with most of the group in the studio.

It's incredible how much material these guys made that never was released on vinyl. During the mid 90's the Natural Elements were really productive. According to Charlemagne, the groups producer, most of that material (masters and such) no longer exists, which is a shame. Part of the magic with these guys was the raw creativity in their demos, freestyles, etc.

Here goes some Natural Elements stuff from the Dirty Waters archives..

Natural Elements - Do your thing

Natural Elements - Knick Knack

Natural Elements Freestyle WNYU 1997

Natural Elements WNYU Radio Promo

Kenny Dope 45 Mix

Kenny Dope has the deep crates and kills it on this all 45 mix from 2012.

September 29, 2013

Stretch & Bobbito 9-07-1995 (full show)

Here is another Stretch and Bobbito show from September, 1995. This one was during one of WKCR's fundraisers. Peace to Greg T who gets a shout out for his pledge after the Trends of Culture freestyle. Also in the studio was PA Black and Grimm Reaper. This is the full 4 hour show. Another re-up (and tracklist) from Jamo

September 27, 2013

J-Zone on WFMU

J-Zone gets interviewed and drops a break set on WFMU.
Shout out to Lemar at Big City Records for sharing this.
The interview starts around an hour and 50 in.


September 5, 2013

Edison Record Show 9/8/2013

All producers/collectors/DJ's are welcome to stop by our  record show in Edison NJ. We'll have a bunch treats out for sale, ranging from dollar crates, to some nice pieces for the collectors. P. Original, DJ Kaos and I will be selling everything from hip hop, jazz, soul, rock, funk, breaks, rare grooves, etc. If it goes well this could be a recurring event. Stop by 592 Old Post Road in Edison NJ (across from the church, look for signs) on September 8th, from 11am-3pm. In the meantime, you can also check my discogs.

August 29, 2013

Halftime Show 15 Years

Peace to DJ Eclipse.. Head out out to Le Poisson Rouge tonight to check out The Halftime Show 15th Anniversary PARTY! On the wheels you will have Petey Cologne, DJ Skizz, DJ Eclipse, DJ Riz, Stretch Armstrong & DJ Premier. Hosted by D-Stroy and Lord Sear, with surprise performances as well. Doors at 10:30pm. for more info.

August 24, 2013

AG, Artifacts & Sadat Live

Peace to El the Sensai for getting AG, TameOne and Sadat X to come through New Brunswick, NJ last night to perform. We got a little bit of video footage for some exclusive Dirty Waters content. Big shout to P Original and DJ Kaos also in the place

Your boy Nes had to bring out the Next Level 12" for this one. Always been a big Showbiz & AG fan, and gotta say he's definitely cool people. Check out these AG freestyles from the Dirty Waters archives, and some live video from the show to follow...

AG XL 1998

AG & GD 1/2 Time Show 1998

This video footage didn't work out quite the way I wanted it to, but AG still kills it.
P Orig has some better footage that will be up soon..

August 21, 2013

Stretch & Bobbito 12-28-1995 (re-up)

Here's a re-up of this Stretch Armstrong Show with Bobbito, Mr Sinista and Rob Swift filling in for Stretch.

This pre-dates the name change from X-men to the X-ecutioners, and even Sinista's name change from Joe Sinista to Mr. Sinista. Sinista & Swift kill it with a mix of old, new and routines. You also got some freestyles from Cracker Jax (promoting "Rhymes like Dimes" 12") and Genesis.

There's a little something for everyone on this one, some turntablism, freestyles, old school, indie label stuff and Bobbito plays a heap of unreleased demos. Peace to my boy Greg T, Stretch, and Bobbito. *Jamo for re-up link

Stetch & Bobbito - 12-28-1995

August 14, 2013

New Artifacts

Re-Up: Stretch & Bobbito 9-21-1995

Bobbito, Lord Sear, and DJ Jab hold it down in Stretch's absence for this show in September, 1995. Bobbito plays a variety of new (at the time) and old school hip hop, as well as a few promos and demos here and there. First two hours of this show- Highlights include Anttex & the click with 'As the World Turns' (early appearance from Havoc of Mobb Deep) and the classic 1994 Wordsworth and Punchline demo produced by the Trackmasters.

*The A-side sounds fine, but the B-Side has an overwhelming ringing throughout, and nothing all that exclusive played, so I'm just putting it up for those who might want to check it. Thanks again to Greg T for this one, and peace to Stretch and Bobbito. peace to Aleph for IDing the Anttex track, and * peace to Jamo for the full tracklist and re-upload..

Stretch & Bobbito 9-21-1995

August 2, 2013

Elite Camp Mix

Golden Era mix from the Elite Camp, peace to Chip, Naz and the whole crew..

Re-Up: New York Live 1996 (X-men, Pete Rock, INI)

This is classic New York Live show with Mayhem, Sunset and DJ Riz, doing their thing making you swing and all that. The show was on WNYU 89.1 from around 1993-1997. This one features guests the X-Men (Roc Raida (RIP), Rob Swift, and Mr Sinista), along with some freestyles from Pete Rock and INI. I put clips of this tape in some older posts, but here is the full (pause edited) 60 minutes from what I have from this night. Enjoy!

New York Live 4-10-1996

July 31, 2013

Re-Up: Stretch & Bobbito 1-19-1997 (w/ Mad Skillz)

Here is Mad Skillz stopping by Stretch & Bobbito's Boogie & the Barber show on Hot 97. This was 3 days after the now classic freestyle session with Artifacts, Crash Crew, Mad Skillz, Lonnie B and Danjamouf (which gets a spin near the end of this show). Peace to Stretch, Bobbito & Greg T.

June 18, 2013

Grand Puba - Hip Hop Lives

Unreleased Grand Puba from 1995, I guess scrapped from the '2000' LP. He gets on some Delfonics sh*t and breaks it down real smooth. Pulled this one off a Future Flavas tape.


June 16, 2013

Mobb Deep - Shook Ones (Remix)

This track got remixed a lot, not sure who did this one. 
Pulled it off a 1995 Stretch and Bob tape.

May 29, 2013

Juggaknots Demos

Caught a few unreleased Juggaknots tracks while going through some Stretch & Bobbito shows. I'm sure these have been circulated somewhere, but in case you haven't heard, here they go. I'm not sure of the titles, or if they have been released or not, but I know these weren't featured on their first Fondle Em' LP.

Drum Crazy 22

May 17, 2013

DJ Kaos - Phatspot Break Mix

Peace to DJ Kaos, doing his thing with a phatspot break mix..

..also peep a snippet from this unreleased Redman track from Kaos' tape collection, that I believe not even Redman himself has a copy of. This sounds like a hungry, pre-record deal Redman.

April 30, 2013

A Lover Was Born

Here's a treat from Lee Dorsey called 'A Lover was Born.' You may recognize this as the sample for Lord Finesse's 'Strictly for the Ladies.' As far as I know, this song only appears on this 7" and is not included on any of his albums, with the exception of later compilations. The track is produced and arranged by Allen Toussaint, so it definitely has that funky Meters vibe.

Lee Dorsey - A Lover Was Born

April 20, 2013

Shortie No Mas

This one came out on Track Team Records in 2002, but sounds like it could have been a bonus track from 1994's 'Buhloone Mind State' LP, where Shortie No Mas first made an appearance. I remember her being on 'In the woods,' and doing some adlibs on 'Ego Trippin.' She also did some work on the first Roots LP. This track here was produced by the Beatminerz, and uses a mellow Cal Tjader or MJQ sample. Just sold this on discogs figured I'd share the rip, Enjoy..

April 19, 2013

Stretch & Bobbito Hot 97 (w/Fat Joe & Big Pun)

Here's a Boogie and The Barber episode from May, 1997. Fat Joe and Big Pun were in the studio promoting 'Capital Punishment,' but no freestyles.. Peace to Greg T on this one.

March 23, 2013

Jay-Z - Greatest MC

One of Jay-Z's unreleased tracks from 1995.
Not sure who produced this one, Ski? Clark Kent?

DJ Sorce-1 Interviews

DJ Sorce-1 put me up on some new interviews he has posted on his blog Heavy in the Streets
here are a few good reads for those interested.. Readers feel free to submit material from 
your own sites/collections at any time..

March 5, 2013

Diggin' in the Tapes

Peace to P. Original and DJ Kaos. Was sitting in on some tape diggin/transferring going down and was hearing some incredible stuff, random Artifacts studio cuts, demos, unreleased beats, 20+ year old mixtapes, craziness. A lot of this material will be appearing soon on Kaos' blog, so stay tuned.

February 28, 2013

New York Live 11-1-1995 (w/Supernatural & A-Butta)

This is a classic New York Live show with DJ Mayhem, Sunset, DJ Riz, and special guest MC's A-Butta and Supernatural. 30 minute clip with most of it freestyles. Peace to Silano on this one.


February 21, 2013

Just caught word of Stretch & Bobbito throwing down another live show on 89.9.. tonight! 1am-5am like the old days. Word is they are doing a 1993 year in review type of deal. Stream live here (top right)

February 1, 2013

CM Famalam Show 2-15-2001 (w/Pharcyde)

Here's a 30 minute clip from a CM Famalam Show from February 15, 2001 featuring guest MC's The Pharcyde.

CM Famalam Show 2-15-2001


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January 22, 2013

DJ Souljah - Spice of Life

I caught this at the Sound Library back in 2003. I don't know much about DJ Souljah, but he put together a nice mix with this 'Spice of Life' CD. It's a break mix featuring samples from artists that had records out during that year. I see there is also a part two of this, if anyone has that please send my way!

DJ Souljah - Spice of Life

January 20, 2013

Mr. Voodoo - Crhyme Life (Demo)

Here's a Mr. Voodoo demo that I know is floating around out there in poor sound quality, this rip is a bit better. The song is called 'Chryme Life' and it differs from the 12" version on the B Side of Lyrical Tactics Pt. 2. I recorded this from New York Live, 89.1, sometime in September of 1996 when Natural Elements producer Charlemegne visited the show and played some unreleased material. 'Do Your Thing' was another unreleased gem that I recorded the same night, that you can find here.

Mr Voodoo - Crhyme Life (Demo Version)

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