December 23, 2015

Thrust - Do You Understand (SCAM Remix)

I've been after this one since it came out in 1996, and finally caught a copy at a good price. This is a pretty rare release by Thrust from Canada. A lot of his stuff was produced by Frankenstein, but this remix was done by SCAM. He used a different part of the same Billy Cobham sample 'Heather' that was used for Souls of Mischief's '93 Til Infinity, and always liked the flip. 

December 7, 2015

Re-Up: The Showdown

There was a flea market on Rt 1/9 here in Jersey (US1) that used to sell records and mixtapes. This is a mixtape I copped there sometime in 95, DJ Iroc with 'The Showdown'. There is a bunch of exclusive freestyles he's got on there, KRS, Method Man, Pete Rock, Shyeim, Channel Live, Bootcamp, Cella Dwellas, O.C., King Just, 10 Theives; definitely worth a listen.

Thanks to Digital Stimulation for the re-up


December 6, 2015

R.I.P. Murals

Shout out to all the graffiti artists who do R.I.P. murals, and credit due to all the artists and photographers on these. Some of them may not necessarily be 'R.I.P.' murals like the Big L, as much as tributes, but you get the idea. Here are some of my favorites. If I've missed any good ones, drop a link in the comments..

Tame One & Boom Skwad on Underground Railroad

Tame One & crew blacking out on the Underground Railroad, 99.5 circa 2001.

November 27, 2015

Shabaam Sahdeeq

I could have sworn Shabaam Sadheeq was representing Teaneck, NJ, or Jersey City, but the internet says Brooklyn. I was listening to a Stretch show from 1997 and this track came up. I did a little research to see this wasn't on any of the Rawkus 12"s or any of his 12"s that came out around this time. Probably due to sample clearance? I liked the flip of Bobby Hutcherson's 'Montara,' and I'm thinking Nick Wiz did the beat on this, because it sounds like his drum kit. If anyone knows if this was white labeled, or anything else about it, please let me know. I'm calling it 'On a Mission,' because I don't know the title.

November 10, 2015

Stretch & Bobbito 8-31-1995

Shout to DJ Eclipse, posting this treat. DJ Riz puts down a two hour set of treats, Bobbito runs through the demo corner, and then Eclipse plays the beats for the freestyle session featuring Fat Joe, Big Pun, Armageddon, Keith Nut, and Rated R. I remember hearing this one live and having my tape run out halfway through the freestyles. Still, it was one of the most memorable shows. As Bobbito has said, this was the first time anyone heard Big Pun outside of the Terror Squad, his first radio appearance. He would have been 44 today, R.I.P. Big Pun.

November 8, 2015

Stretch & Bobbito 11-2-1995

Hard to believe this was 20 years ago. Classic Stretch & Bobbito with Lord Finesse, KRS, Supernatural, Royal Flush, and Mic Geronimo.

October 28, 2015

Ol Dirty & Rza on Stretch & Bobbito

Re-Re-Up: Stretch & Bobbito Hot 97 show from November 1998 with special guests the Rza, promoting his 'Bobby Digital' LP, and Ol Dirty promoting 'Cocaine.' Dirty is nuts on this one. The tape also features ACD and L.E.S., probably from the following week. As always big shout to Stretch & Bobbito..

October 23, 2015

Breaks In High Fidelity

Spotted this at a flea market, it has the vocal samples DJ Revolution used for his Hi-Fidelity mix, one of my favorites. If you haven't heard, check it out.

October 19, 2015

Kool Keith & Xzibit Freestyles Hot 97

Kool Keith buggin' on Hot 97, doing his famous 1-2-3-4-5 style and more.
Xzibit tries to keep a straight face long enough to get a few verses in.
Real funny session from Stretch & Bobbito's 'Boogie and the Barber' show, 9-27-1998.

Re-Up: New York Live August 1996

This is the A side to one of my old New York Live tapes (8-28-96) The tape  jumps around a little bit, but you get a good 30 minutes of DJ Riz in the mix and a freestyle session with Xzibit and Phil Da Agony.

October 16, 2015

The Bizness (Vinyl Reanimators Remix)

This was one of my favorite De La Soul remixes, done by the Vinyl Reanimators. These samplers and remix EP's were floating around back in 96-98. Vinyl Reanimators did one of my favorite break mixes 'Traveling Through Sampleland' as well as production for the BUMS, L the Head Toucha, and a few others. Check this remix for 'The Bizness'

Hip Hop Spot 4-17-1995

Another DJ Eclipse classic tape rip. DJ Riz and Wildman Steve, 1995 style.

The Hip Hop Spot w/WildMan Steve & DJ Riz 90.3 WBAU April 17, 1995 by Itsdjeclipse on Mixcloud

October 2, 2015

Re-Up Stretch & Bobbito Hot 97 (w/Problemz & Black Attack)

From the Boogie and the Barber show on Hot 97, with guest Problemz and Black Attack. Peace to Stretch & Bobbito and Greg T. No exact date on this one, probably sometime around March 1997. Lot of tracks I can't identify if anyone knows..

1) Laster - Off Balance
2) Godfather Don - Seeds of Hate
3) RA the Rugged Man - 50,000 Heads (w/Sadat X)
4) Black Attack - Holdin It Down
5) Beatnuts - Do You Believe?
6) Defari - Lock Shit Down
7) OC - My World
8) Craig G - Sing-A-Long
10) Mic Break
11) Black attack & Problemz Freestyle/Interview
12) Phone Skit/Cage
13)Shadez of Brooklyn - Diamond Mine
14) HDM - Real MC's
15) Jigmastas - Iz U Dee (Remix)
16) Krimb Snatcha - Gangster Disease
17) La The Darkman -
18) DJ Muggs - Devil in Blue Dress 19)

September 23, 2015

Re-Up: Stretch & Bobbito 3-9-1997

This show was broadcast March 9, 1997, the night the Notorious B.I.G. passed away. Guests include the Dutchmin and Natural Resources. Also in the studio was buckshot, but the tape ran out before he got on. Peace to Stretch & Bobbito and Greg T for providing the gems.

New York Live 3-12-1997

DJ Eclipse has been killing it with the radio rips. This New York Live show is one of the last few broadcasted and features a Half a Mill freestyle and interview. Make sure to follow Eclipse's mixcloud if you haven't already. 

August 29, 2015

Stretch & Bobbito Kickstarter

Show some love to Stretch & bobbito by supporting their kickstarter campaign. They are raising funds to distribute their documentary film worldwide. 

Heltah Skeltah Freestyle 1998 Hot 97

I had to do a lot of digging to get to this one. Heltah Skeltah tearing it down on Stertch & Bobbito's Hot 97 show in September 1998. R.I.P. Sean Price. 

July 9, 2015

WUSB Freestyle

Another freestyle session courtesy of P-Love and Solo Vibes
featuring Pumpkinhead, L-Fudge, J-Live and Ocean (from Natural Resources).

July 1, 2015

Stretch & Bobbito 1997 (w/Nine & Third Eye)

This is a short, 30 minute, segment from Stretch & Bobbito's Boogie & the Barber (Hot 97) show with special guests Nine and Third Eye (aka Jesse West). Peace to Stretch, Bobbito, and Greg T. Also check for the release of Stretch & Bobbito cassettes through Fat Beats (currently sold out) and some fondle em' type of records newly listed on my discogs.

June 15, 2015

R.I.P. Pumpkinhead

I really dug PH's flows. I never met him, and narrowly missed DJing an event in New Brunswick where he performed. But, I remember seeing him perform somewhere and asking the crowd if they knew where he got his name from (his mom). As you've probably heard from the outpouring of tributes, he was a staple on the indie circuit and a genuinely good person. Unfortunately, as time goes by, we do way too many of these RIP posts. The following is a clip from a New York Live show on WNYU from April of 1996 featuring Pumpkinhead off the top. R.I.P. You will be missed.

June 2, 2015

Halftime 5 Year Anniversary Show

This might be one of the last radio shows I recorded on a cassette. I think I retired my double deck shortly after this. This is WNYU's Halftime Show celebrating 5 years with Doug Infinite and Jaz-O on beats, a gang of MC's, and a few battle routines from DJ A-Trak. Peace to DJ Eclipse. Update: Peace to DJ Eclipse, sending over the whole show, separated and ID'd get it while it's hot

R.I.P. Edison Record Show

All my Jersey digging heads who were wondering when the next NJ record show was going to be held, unfortunately they have been shut down. Most likely due to the cost of renting the spot, and it hasn't surfaced elsewhere. I really did well at the last one, and I thought they were gaining a bit of momentum after the article they ran after the last show. Anyway R.I.P.

May 20, 2015

New York Live May 1996 (Das Efx, Natural Elements)

Dug up this dusty, 89.1 WNYU, New York Live Show from sometime around April/May of 1996.

DJ Mayhem, A-Butta and L-Swift were fresh back from their trip to London, recording joints with the Creators as 2-Face. The rip starts off with Mayhem debuting an unmixed version of 'Hey, Hey, Hey' and then flows into a freestyle session with diggy Das Efx promoting 'Hold it Down.'

They close it out with a long freestyle session featuring A-Butta, L-Swift, AL Skills, and Quiz. This was Natural Elements off the top, at their best, flowing off the last word in each other's lines.

May 9, 2015

Wildman Steve & DJ Riz 1993

Peace to DJ Eclipse, putting up some classic NYC radio shows on his Mixcloud. This one is a Wildman Steve & DJ Riz show from March 1, 1993. Their show was on 90.3 WBAU, in Long Island, from 1990-1995 (I think). This show features an appearance from Wu-Tang Clan pre album release. There's a lengthy interview and then they kill it over Black Moon's 'Who got the Props.'

May 5, 2015

Hard 2 Obtain 'How We Do' Demo

This one is another treat courtesy of P-Love from the Solo Vibes crew. Hard to Obtain with 'How We Do,' a demo track circa 1993-1994. They use the same Isley Brothers loop BIG used for 'Big Poppa'

April 28, 2015

KRS rarities/oddities

As a fan of  music, DJ, collector, seller, I'm always researching music. Just for shits and giggles I searched 'KRS' in the popsike search engine to see which of his records sold for the highest prices. This led me to find a bunch of BDP/KRS records I had either never known about or forgotten about...

For those of you that are curious, the winner of the highest priced KRS-One record is an acetate of a double sided instrumental 12" of Jimmy/Stop The Violence which sold for an astounding $577 on ebay. The only thing exclusive on this is the 'Jimmy' Instrumental. I'm guessing the draw is that it's an acetate? You can't even play this thing more than a few times before you destroy it.

There were other instrumental test pressings that sold for quite a bit as well, including a 1 of 25 Blueprint instrumental show vinyl, and another 1 of 25 show vinyl.

Now on to the seldom heard KRS tracks...

April 15, 2015

Stretch & Bobbito 11-16-1995

First off, sorry for the lack of posting these past few months. The amount of radio material that
I have, that hasn't already been shared, is lacking. I've been working on some mixes and beats
and plan to post some of those up here in the future for those interested.

This show is a request from Chris, who probably has the largest stash of active online Stretch & Bob shows, so if you see a link missing for one of the shows here, there's a good chance he'll have it. For those in the tri-state, Stretch and Bobbito have announced the first screening for their upcoming documentary. Peace to Hectic Eclectic for sharing this a few years back...

This show features Group Home dropping some freestyles (actually lyrics from their album). They weren't exactly revered for their lyrics, but this was a cool session to hear live because I remember this was before the album dropped. That Livin' Proof LP was probably one of the biggest that year. It was also kool to hear Stretch using G Rap's 'For the Brothas' instrumental, which I've never seen available on vinyl. 

Also on this tape you have INI and an extended interview and cipher with Omniscence and producer Fanatik, who I think just recently released some of their eastwest material from this time period. Enjoy and check back now and again for more flavors!