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!

November 16, 2014

M.O.P. - Breakin' The Rules (Laze E Laze Remix)

As dope as the original DJ Premier version of this song was, I always preferred this remix from Laze E Laze. Laze E Laze did the bulk of the production for M.O.P. over the years, along with Primo. This was a white label unreleased remix that was on the B-Side of  'Downtown Swinga '98.' I always dug the laughing hyenas he had going on the background.

M.O.P. - Breakin' The Rules (Remix)

November 5, 2014

Stretch & Bobbito 1996 (Hot 97)

I'm not sure if this a re-up or what. I have trouble remembering which shows I've posted after doing this blog for so long. This one has a good track list and a few exclusives here and there. Enjoy

October 24, 2014

October 21, 2014

Showbiz & AG - Stand Strong

I consider Showbiz & AG's 'Goodfellas' a top ten hip hop album. You never really hear this LP mentioned when people talk about favorites, but for me it is's definitely up there. The production sound Showbiz had during this time was so unique. It was a departure from the jazzy, funky stuff they were doing on 'Runaway Slave' to a more cryptic, grimy sound.

I picked up this 'Unreleased Shit' a while back for 'Under Pressure,' which was an incredible track I thought needed a spot on the LP. Going back to it recently, I forgot about this track 'Stand Strong,' which was equally as dope. You had AG at his best, Lord Finesse on the hook, and Showbiz with the gutter beats that matched the rest of the album. The way he throws the samples in and out at the end is pretty fresh too. 

Showbiz & AG - Stand Strong

October 20, 2014

20 years of DJing

It was around this time 20 years ago, in 1994, when I got my first DJ set-up. A pair of Technics 1210s and a Gemini Scratchmaster mixer. I don't often do editorial pieces on my blog, but seeing this year marks my 20th year of DJ'ing, I wanted to write up a little piece to mark this occasion.

October 1, 2014

Fuse Crate Diggers

Really diggin' these episodes.
This should be a show on the History channel.
Here are some of my favorites...

September 29, 2014

Platter World

Platter World in Garfield NJ will be closing this November after an incredible 40 year run. They are eager to get rid of all their stock and have dropped the prices down to $3 per record. Just wanted to give them some promotion to help out as it's been one of my favorite spots, and a staple in Garfield, for a very long time. Check them out if you get the chance.

September 14, 2014

Re-Up: Future Flavors 6-15-1996

Here's a Future Flavors show, with Pete Rock & Marley Marl on Father's Day, 1996. Ed Lover was in the studio. This one is courtesy of DJ Emskee from the Underground Railroad, so definitely big shouts.