December 28, 2016

Re: Happy New Year (CM Fam 1999)

Here's a 'tasty morsel' to wet your
appetite on the way to (or from) your
New Year's celebrations this year, a
nice little bonus included with your all
night open bar pass.

It's a flashback to the CM Fam-a-Lam Show with Bobbito & Lord Sear on December 31 1998, or technically 1 am January 1, 1999. This is a stupid fresh mix courtesy of DJ Cucumber Slice that is sure to get you in the party mood. He hits you with some Enjoy era old school followed by some late 80's/early 90's stuff.

December 1, 2016

Wake Up Show Gavin Special 1994

The 'Gavin' was a convention held every year in San Francisco, where the year's newest/best groups would gather. The King Tech Wake Up Show had as many of these guests up to KMEL for a weekend special. This one comes courtesy of Wicked.

November 27, 2016

Big L & OC on Westwood

Here's a Tim Westwood segment from 1997 featuring O.C. and Big L. Nice interview, and freestyle at the end. Taken from the homie Stepone's blog, check him out.

November 21, 2016

Cucumber Slice on Hot 97 (7.6.1997)

This is one of the few Hot 97 shows with Bobbito taking over the wheels under his alias 'Cucumber Slice.' Usually DJ Premier filled in if Stretch wasn't available. Stretch was there supervising, though, with DJ Eclipse and DJ Eli also in the studio. Bobbito takes it back to the 80's, early 90's, back into the current underground, playing a lot of slept on B-sides and album cutst.

1) Ahmad, Ras Kass & Saafir ‎– Come Widdit (Fredwreck Mix)
2) The Roots - Sitortion to Static
3) De La Soul - Breakadawn (Remix)
4) JVC Force - Intro to Dance
5) Lakim Shabazz - When a Wise Man Speaks
6) Public Enemy - Timebomb
7) Jaz - Doped Up
8) Main Source - Large Professor
9) EPMD - Get the Bozack
10) Mic Break/Two Kings in A Cipher - On The move (Instumental) (:23)
11) Organized Konfusion - O.K. Mood Swing
12) Pete Rock & CL SMooth - It's Not a Game
13) Gang Starr - Check The Technique
14) Poor Righteous Teachers - Can I Start This?
15) Three Times Dope - I Ain't Tryin to Hear It
16) Ultramagnetic MC's - Give The Drummer Some
17) Percee P (Top Priority) - Let The Homicides Begin
18) Mic Break/Dr Octagon - Blue Flowers (Instrumental) (:46)
19) Rugged Brood ‎– Dwellin' In Darkness
20) Natural Resources - I Love This World
21) Mr Complex - Feel It
22) Da Enfatry ‎– Lyrical Logic
23) De La Soul - Fever
24) Company Flow - Blind
25) Mass Influence ‎– Life To The MC
26) Science of Life - Metaphysics
27) Mic Break (1:25)
28) Mr. Complex ‎– Why Don't Cha

November 11, 2016

October 31, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito Halloween '97

playing everything from Rare Earth to O.C.,
a relaxed WKCR show from Halloween 1997.

October 18, 2016

Re-Up New York Live WNYU 1996 (w/Choclair)

Martin Moore and DJ Mayhem on WNYU 89.1 with special guest Choclair, who drops a quick two verses over Jay-Z's 'Dead Presidents' instrumental. Peace to Talib for the rip.

October 11, 2016

Mr. Thing 1990 Mix

This is a mix of all 1990 hip hop from DJ Mr. Thing formerly of the Scratch Perverts. Not sure where I got this, but this was part of the 'Thing Thursday' mixes he does on maybe a radio/podcast show in the UK. This one gets a lot of play in the gym because of how up-tempo 1990 was. Enjoy

September 28, 2016

Boogie & The Barber 4-5-1998 (w/Scratch of the Roots)

Dope Hot 97 show featuring beatboxer Scratch from the Roots click. Lord Sear jumps in for the session and holds down the beatbox while Scratch does the vocal scratch stylings. Two separate sessions towards the middle and end.

September 19, 2016

U Da Man Remix

9-19 I believe... Love this remix, and this track always gets me amped

Old School Mix

Still getting a lot of 'likes' and e-mails on this mix. Thanks to everyone giving it some play, here it is once again in case you missed

September 1, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito 5-4-1995 (w/Mic Geronimo)

Big shout to DJ Eclipse, check out his mixcloud every Thursday for the new/old treats.

August 31, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito 10-13-1996 (w/Company Flow)

Here's a late 1996 Hot 97 show with Stretch, Bobbito, Lord Sear, and featured guests Company Flow (23:30).

August 29, 2016


Legendary Jazz engineer, countless classic albums engineered by RVG, and also recorded at his long standing studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. If you ever see RVG carved in the run-out grooves, you can pretty much count on a good album. If you don't know you should know. RIP.

Re-Up: Sadat X - The Melody

This is an unreleased goodie from Sadat X 
circa 1995, produced by Diamond D.

August 20, 2016

Rhtyhm Roulette 45 King

Peace to Scotti's Record Shop, and Tito's Burritos across the street. That's my seasonal routine in Summit. 45 King is still killing it with the beats. The way he adds the record wobble and the scratch on the track is pretty fresh. Peace to Jersey.

August 19, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito 5-8-1997 (w/ Craig G)

Stretch was having issues with the mixer (kind of bleeds on a few tracks), but the track selection is nice. Special guests include Craig G and DJ Muggs. Craig promotes 'Sing along' and drops a few freestyles, and Muggs pops on the mic for a quick second. Lot of heat going on in the studio.

July 24, 2016

Stretch Armstrong XL Show (w/Freddie Foxxx)

Freddie Foxxx drops by Stretch's XL Show
to promote Industry Shakedown, April 4, 1999.

July 8, 2016

J-Treds - Recognize

He said "you couldn't get fly if you were the karate kid with some chopsticks." This is a dope unreleased track from J-Treds featuring El-P.

July 5, 2016

Ecto Cooler

Peace to Hi-C for re-releasing Ecto Cooler.
I used to kill this stuff as a kid.

June 28, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito 7-27-1995

Big shout to DJ Eclipse for helping me stitch this one together.
This is another banger of a show with a full roster of great guests.
First up was Souls of Mischief, then Redman & Diezzle Don,
followed by Natural Elements (Mr. Voodoo, L-Swift, Dante Pacino),
and closing it out is Tone the Butcher. This one runs 4 plus hours
because the Jazz man was late. 21 years aged to perfection.


June 23, 2016

Mad Skillz & Supa Friendz - Funk Mode

Pretty sure this isn't on vinyl, but I could be wrong.
Nice unreleased treat from around 1996/97.

June 17, 2016

DJ AM Do-Over

Just heard about the DJ AM documentary and I'm pretty siked to see it. Dude wasn't really known as a hip hop DJ, but he was versatile and really talented. Peep this mix he did live at the Do-Over from 2008.

June 5, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito 2-19-1998 (w/MHz, Supernatural, Main One, Soma)

Early 1998 show with Stretch M.I.A. Lord Sear and Cucumber Slice
still come through with the treats and a full roster of guests.
Peace to Phil Most Chill and Soma.

May 21, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito 2-3-1994

Stretch mixes some old and new joints on here, and does some interesting blends. Featured guests include Kazo from Zhigge along with Fruitkwan  from Stesasonic. Tape 2 has Timbo King & Spark 950, who later became Royal Fam. Late in the show, Bobbito pulls out 4 demos for a 'demo battle.' The tape runs out before the callers vote on a winner, but there's damn near the full 4 hour show on this one. Peace to the philaflav heads for taking the time to make out the track list. 

May 20, 2016

Beat Love

These two joints feature dudes getting a little too romantic with their beat machines. The first is Adagio with My Girl, and the next is EC Illa with Mating Ritual.

May 7, 2016

Stretch & Lord Sear w/ 50 Cent

As you'll hear on the tape, this is 50 Cent's first radio appearance as a solo artist. Sounding way too excited and flustered, he can barely make it through his rhymes. Co-hosting duties fall to Lord Sear, as Bobbito exited the Hot 97 show a week prior to this broadcast. 50 Cent is yet another artist who has his roots on Stretch & Bobbito.

May 1, 2016

Wake up Show 1994 (w/MC Ren & Souls of Mischief)

This week I'm digging up some West Coast flavs, The King Tech Wake Up Show on 106.1 KMEL which ran Friday Nights 11pm-1am. This one comes courtesy of Wicked who dropped it around a while back. The show features MC Ren and Souls of Mischief doing some interviews and freestyles. I recently saw the Straight Outta Compton movie, and I was pleasantly surprised. I found myself getting really into it. Peace to everyone on the west.

April 24, 2016

Keith Nut Demo

Keith Nut was wild. He was sort of a fringe member of the Terror Squad. He made freestyle appearances on Stretch & Bobbito's show both in 1994 and 1995 (with Big Pun's first appearance), and also showed up on Fat Joe's 'Jealous One's Envy' and one track on the Terror Squad LP in 1999. There's no information available as to why he wasn't more involved in the Terror Squad or what he did afterwards.

The early-mid 90's had MC's like Geto Boys, N.W.A., Nas, Big L, Akinyele, and a bunch of others coming with the 'shock value' type rhymes. Keith Nut fit right in with that, with the perverted, child molester steez. For the most part, I think his objective there was to say the craziest shit... so sick it made you laugh, or just threw you off. Stuff like this, that is so not PC, would never come out.

Bobbito played a Keith Nut demo in 1995, and I thought it was pretty dope, funny. Just to show you he's not all about child molesting, he mentions that he might bang your grandmother. I'm curious what other kinds of solo joints Keith Nut had back in those days, if he had an album's worth of material, etc. I'm sure labels were afraid to touch him, but man, that would have been a wild album.

April 22, 2016

Heavy Jewelz

Definitely want to give a big shout to Verge and his friend Pat for doing good things with their Heavy Jewelz label. They've been giving some new life to old demos, with great sound quality and design work for the covers. Most of these tracks were at one time played on Stretch and Bobbito, so for heads like myself, it's cool to be able to finally be able to own/spin them. Check them out here.

April 21, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito 1996 w/Saukrates

Stretch & Bobbito early on during their Hot 97 run. This one's got a guest appearance from Saukrates, and an exclusive Boogie and the Barber promo from Otherized FAM.

April 14, 2016

Levi 167

I caught this 12" at a local record shop for cheap, and when I brought it home I saw Levi 167 signed it. There's only a few records left on this label that I need for my collection. You may notice the 'd-dope, dope' sample from KRS-One Attacks..

April 7, 2016

Ken Sport

I had a few requests to re-upload some Ken Sport tapes. Ken Sport used to do some really good break/sample mixtapes that were primarily found in Bobbito's Footwork back in the day. I dug up Original #16, that was once featured on Masscorporation, as well as Ken Sport's appearance on 89.9 from 1998.

March 30, 2016

Re-Up: Cormega & Lord Finesse Freestyles

Cormega and Lord Finesse going back to back on Marley Marl& Pete Rock's Future Flavors in 1999

March 25, 2016


Phife passing has messed me up a little these past few days. I always thought A Tribe Called Quest would be a group like the Rolling Stones, always around, and always touring for generations to see. They have been playing the Tribe documentary on VH1 lately, and it's definitely a different experience seeing it now. In the documentary, Phife mentions how he felt like the Supreme to Tip being the Diana Ross. I always considered Phife to be stronger, lyrically, compared to Tip being mostly instrumental as a producer. Phife always had the snappiest lines. Tribe was so important as a group, to myself, and to everyone who appreciated good music. They had a mass appeal just being themselves, no gimmicks. In retrospect, I imagine what 1994 or 1995 would have been like with a Tribe album. This '95 track from S.O.S. features Phife stealing the show.

March 20, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito 5-2-1996

I've been listening to a lot of 1996 shows lately, this one is aged almost 20 years. Stretch puts together a good set, and gets busy with the cuts on this tape more than usual. Diggin the live blend with Royal Flush and the Paul Nice beat. They were late to set up, so they slay some people on an early krunchtime. Pretty sure this one was courtesy of Aleph and the heads over at philaflav. 

March 14, 2016

Cool V's Street

The dude who denied Cool V a job at Vogels is continuing to kick himself. I'm late to hear about this, but had to post it. DJ Cool V had a street named after him in his hometown of Elizabeth, NJ. I love shit like this, big shout to everyone who made this happen.

March 5, 2016

Get Off That Bullshit!

This is one of my favorite Large Professor tracks. This original version first appeared on DJ Eclipse's Wild Pitch blends mixtape. 'Gitofdatbullshit' was part of a group of demos Large Professor was working on for the second Main Source album. Main Source soon split, and Wild Pitch folded, but the tape was left behind. This same demo version was bootlegged on the vinyl pictured (most likely straight from the mix tape). Large Professor re-did the track a second time for his long lost 'LP' for Geffen, but I always liked the feel of the original demo. It took me a while to track down the right pressing, with this version, as there are a few bootlegs with the album version. You'll hear the same, radio-dial-spinning intro that Stretch and Bobbito used for their show.

Also check Extra P's appearance on Rhythm Roulette, a series where producers are blindfolded, pick three random records, and make a beat. Tragedy makes a quick appearance towards the end. 

March 2, 2016

Halftime 18th Anniversary

Check out the 18th Anniversary of WNYU's Halftime Show tonight from 10:30pm - 1am. This will be DJ Eclipse's final broadcast on WNYU, and all of the anniversary shows are usually bangers. Be sure to tune in,
Nuff respect to DJ Eclipse for holding down WNYU for so long.  

February 19, 2016

DJ Riz Halftime Old-Mid School

DJ Riz takes you from the mid 90's back to the late 80's in this one hour set from the Halftime show, sometime in the early 00's.

February 9, 2016

Re-Up: Half a Mill Freestyles

One MC who shows up on a lot of my old WYNU tapes is Half A Mill. I ripped a few of his freestyles from 1996 through 1999. There is one of them (Oct 96) where he rhymes for nearly 10 minutes without stopping. R.I.P. Half a Mill, one of BK's finest.

Half A Mil Freestyles (zip)
*includes Half a Mill Freestyles From WNYU 1996-1999


February 1, 2016

Doo Dirty

Keeping it dirty! I was going through my old WNYU tapes and found this little nugget. It's an unreleased track featuring dude from Doo Dirty, and some other heads I don't recognize. Stretch heads will know Doo Dirty from the track 'Live by The Gun,' which they released independently. Doo Dirty were rumored to have an album recorded, but weren't able to get distribution I guess. They were a crew from Brooklyn, had joints recorded with Half a Mill, and you might recognize the dude as the guy who snitched on Jay-Z in the 'Dead Presidents' video.

January 25, 2016

Re-Up: CM Famalam Show 2000 (FT, Funky DL, Easy Mo Bee)

This one's from June 8, 2000
and features FT from Street Smartz,
Funky DL, and Easy Mo Bee rocking
a nice 30 minute break set.

Just recently caught this 12" from around 1996 from Funky DL. Another one I always wanted from back in the di-day, I'm catching up on my international 12"s lately. Shout to everyone supporting me on discogs.

January 10, 2016

Powerrule - Well Connected (featuring Noreaga)

I only heard Stretch play this once on Hot 97, an alternate version of Powerrule's 'Well Connected' featuring a verse from Noreaga at the end. He sort of does a remix of the verse he did on 'Bloody Money,' talking about putting bogeys out in your face. Nice little unreleased gem. This is probably something only Stretch owns, as he ran the Dolo label this was on. I know it's a 'cheddar beat,' but I gotta admit I dig that Kleer record.

January 9, 2016

Re-Up: Stretch & Bobbito 4-14-1996 (w/ Xtra P & Paula Perry)

Large Professor was supposed to make it up to the first Boogie and the Barber show, but didn't get past the security (which was notoriously hard on the guests sliding through at Hot 97). He finally made it to this show in mid-March, about two months into the show's run, and makes a lot of digs at the station. This one also features a guest spot from Paula Perry (with Masta Ace and Mister Cee trying to shop her a deal). Peace to Greg T.

January 8, 2016

Pete Rock - Greenbacks

This next track is without a doubt the most requested re-up on Dirty Waters over the years. It's an unreleased Pete Rock gem from the mid 90's called 'Greenbacks.' This track got spins on Stretch & Bobbito in 1995, and probably Future Flavors, but never got an official release.