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!