Thursday, 21 May 2015

Stretch & Bobbito - Boogie & The Barber 11 February 1996 (320 kbs)

Props to DJ Eclipse for sharing these tapes...

Based on the success of their "Stretch & Bobbito" show on 89.9 WKCR, Hot 97 offered them a weekly slot in early '96. Naming the show "Boogie & The Barber", the first episode aired on February 11, 1996 and featured guest Lord Finesse (101:53). When you heard Capone's voice running down the boroughs at the start of the show you knew it was time to press record. The show was on Sunday's from 12am-2am then later changed to 11pm-1am and ran until the duo parted ways in December 1998. At that point Stretch stayed on Hot 97 and renamed it "The XL Show" and Bobbito and Stretch started alternating Thursdays on the KCR show with Bob renaming his night "The CM FAMALAM Radio Program". Now 20 years later the two are set to re-release some of their classic shows on cassette through Fat Beats along with a feature film documentary entitled "Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives" which will be screened in NYC on August 16, 2015 at Central Park. for more info.

Capone N Noreaga - LA LA
Talk Break
Jay Z - Dead Presidents
Keith Murray – The Rhyme
Saukrates - Father Time
Group Home - The Realness
La the Darkman – I Want it All
Def Squad -
Large professor - Mad Scientist
Company Flow - 8 Steps To Perfection
M.O.P. – Raise Hell
AK Skills - Nights Of Fear
Natural Elements - Promo
Heltah Skeltah – Undastand
Talk Break
Hot 97 Advert
Capone N Noreaga Hot 97 Promo
Large Professor - I Just Wanna Chill
Artifacts – Art of Facts
O.C. – What I Represent
Royal Flush - Movin On Ya Weak Productions
One And One - Phenomenon
Ghostface Killah - Motherless Child
Chill Rob G – Let Me Know Something
Group Home – Suspended in Time
Positive K – Mr. Jiggliano
Lord Finesse - Actual Facts
The Hillfiguzes - Pain
Talk Break w/ Lord Finesse
Masta Ace - Top 10 List
Cella Dwellas – Perfect Match
Big Noyd – Recognize and Realize II
Non Phixion - Legacy
Talk Break

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Marley Marl & Pete Rock - Future Flavas Hot97 7 January 1996 (320 kbs)

DJ Eclipse blesses us once again....

From "In Control" to "Pirate Radio" to "Future Flavas", I don't think there was ever a better duo who were not only dope at what they did on air, but also responsible for a good percentage of the music we listened to back then. "Future Flavas" debuted in January of '95 on Hot 97 and aired on Sunday nights from 11pm-12am. Marley (mostly) on the mic and Pete Rock on the decks would bless us with weekly exclusives as well as impromptu freestyles and fresh radio promos. For example, peep out the Rakim joint (7:27) that for the life of me I do not recall ever hearing again. Then there's Pete's off-the-top freestyle sessions (5:46 & 55:55) as well as a dope Pete Rock produced Biz Markie promo (30:05). The great thing about listening to NYC radio shows like this one was that you were getting the music straight from the source. Songs would be recorded that week and played immediately without the wait of a label release or even the chance of ever hearing it again. Now that's exclusive.

Onyx - Getto Mentalitee
Talk Break
Pete Rock Freestyle
Rakim - We All Got Plans
Ghostface Killah - Winter Warz
Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
Cypress Hill - Illusions
INI - Think Twice
AZ - Gimme Yours Ft. Nas
Special Ed - Freaky Flow
Phone Calls
Biz Markie - Pete Rock Produced Promo
INI - Center Of Attention
Crime Fam - Playa Haters
Group Home - Up Against The Wall (Getaway Car Mix)
Big Noyd - Recognize & Realize Ft. Prodigy
Rob Swift Ft. Cracker Jax - Nickel And Dime
Mic Geronimo - Life Check
INI - Fakin Jax
Pete Rock Freestyle

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Mr Mayhem & DJ Riz - 89.1 WNYU 1st November 1995 (320kbs)

Another tape rip courtesy of DJ Eclipse.......

Martin Moor & Mayhem started on WNYU in '93 on Wednesdays and ran the show up until '97. During those years they expanded their show to include Thursday nights as well. Both shows ran from 10:30pm-1:00am. Over time Mayhem would make Wednesdays more of a DJ themed night with guest DJs while Martin guided the Thursday night show. Shortly after Wildman Steve & DJ Riz's WBAU show ceased in Aug/95, Riz found an opening on Mayhem's Wednesday night spot as a guest DJ. Out of all the DJs that made appearances Riz was up there the most. Here's a show from November 1995 which features an incredibly dope freestyle from Supernatural (50:56) who is joined by A-Butta (59:30) of Natural Elements. Shout out to Sunset who was like the third member of the team and Stretch Armstrong for making a snap session appearance at the end of the show.

Lord Finesse - Speak Ya Peace Ft. AG, Diamond & Marquee
Fat Joe - Success
Roughneck Soldiers - Freestyle Thing
Special Ed - Lyrics (Buckwild Remix)
Mic Geronimo – The Natural
Diezzle Don & Tha Govener  - So Now You Know
The Fugees - How Many Mics
Lord Finesse - Brainstorm / P.S.K. Ft. KRS-One & O.C.
Das EFX – Here It Is
AZ – Gimme Yours
Talk Break w/ Supernatural
Supernatural & A-Butta Freestyle
Supernatural - Flashbacks
Kool G Rap - Fast Life Ft. Nas (Remix)
Real Live - Real Live Shit
Mic Geronimo - Train Of Thought
J-Live - Longevity
Trends of Culture - Make A Move
Double X - Wreckin' It
Smif-n-Wessun – Nothin' Move But Da Money
Talk Break, phone calls
Fab 5 - Blah
Puppets Of Chaos - New & Improved
Channel Live Ft. KRS One - Free Mumia
Funkmaster Flex – Loud Hangover Ft. Akinyele & Sadat X
All City - Metro Theme
Talk Break

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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Marley Marl, K-Def, & Pete Rock - Pirate Radio 105.9 WNWK 22 January 1994 (320kbs)

DJ Eclipse with the tape rips again, props to E!!

After his "In Control" era and before "Future Flavas" hit Hot 97, Marley Marl blessed us with his "Pirate Radio" show which aired on 105.9 WNWK on Saturday nights. It was part of Hank Love and Half Pint's 2am-4am slot. Not only would we get Marley's flavor, but he would always have guest DJs as well. This episode has Real Live's K-Def on the wheels and an appearance from Pete Rock freestyling alongside Sah-B over a Pete Rock beat straight from his SP (32:19). Couple of rare joints on here too like the Rated R "What Goes Up" Black Cat produced track (5:45) and an LL joint that sounds like a Marley Marl remix that never came out (26:54). This show was also the first to premiere some of the Nas album cuts from "Illmatic" when they were fresh from the studio on cassette.

Nas - The World Is Yours
Talk Break
Rated R - What Goes Up
Leaders Of The New School - Spontaneous (13 MC's Deep)
Shyheim - On & On
De La Soul ‎– Lovely How I Let My Mind Float Ft. Biz Markie
Shadz of Lingo - Mad Flavaz Remix
LL Cool J - ???? (Marley Marl)
Pete Rock & Sah B - Freestyle
Nas - Memory Lane
Akinyele - Exercise
Gang Starr - Mass Appeal
Shaquille O'Neal - Where Ya At?  Ft. Phife Dawg
Lords Of The Underground - Lord Jazz Hit Me One Time (Make It Funky)
A Tribe Called Quest - Steve Bilko (Stir It Up)
A.D.O.R. - One For The Trouble (Inst)

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DJ Premier - Thunderstorm 107.5 WBLS 18 March 1994 (320 kbs)

Another rip courtesy of DJ Eclipse....

About a decade before DJ Premier started his "Live From HeadQCourterz" show on Sirius XM, he had another Friday night gig. "The Thunderstorm" which was hosted by Geronimo with DJ Premier on the tables came on every Friday night from 8pm-10pm on 107.5 WBLS. The show ran from 1992-1994. Listening back to this show you can hear how Premier was just as balanced then as he is now playing everything from East Coast to West Coast as well as independent joints. Although you'll notice that most of the dope joints then were all on majors. Jeru was also hanging out in the house on this episode talking about his new single "D. Original".

01.Private Investigators - Mom Dukes
02.Da king & I - Tears
03.Lords Of The Underground - Flow On Pete Rock Rmx
04.Wu Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
05.YG'z - Ghetto Celeb
06.Nas - It Aint Hard To Tell
07.Jeru The Damaja - D.Original
08.Ill Al Skratch - Where My Homiez
09.Black Moon - Gotcha Open Rmx
10.Original Flavor - Keep On (Searching)
11.Conscious Daughters - Somethin To Ride To
12.Ice Cube - U Know How We Do It
13.Intelligent Hoodlum - Streetlife
14.Shyheim - On And On
15.Edo G. & Da Bulldogs - Love Comes And Goes
16.Operation Radification (NYG'z) - Tray Pound God
17.Gang Starr - Code Of The Streets
18.PHD - Keep It Real (Remix)
19.Bahamadia - Total Wreck

Props to DJ Eclipse for blessing us with this, stream here, or download below as normal.