Friday, August 17, 2018

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 26th 1998 - WKCR

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - February 26th 1998 - WKCR 

Louis Armstrong - Cheesecake
Bobbito Talks
Louis Armstrong - Cheesecake
Boulevard Connection - Haagen Daz
N.O.N-E.quation - Transparent
Shabaam Sahdeeq ft. A.L., Eminem, Kwest & Skam - 5 Star Generals
Ugly Duckling - Freshmode
N.Y. Confidential - Backstabbed
Rakim - When I'm Flowin'
Common ft. Canibus - Making a Name for Ourselves
Pitch Black - Politikin'
Funky DL - Pink Panther
Scienz of Life - Da Powers of Non Ether (Intergalactic Remix)
MF Doom - Dead Bent
Company Flow - Last Good Sleep
Outsidaz - Rain or Shine
Styles of Beyond - Survival Tactics
Polyrhythm Addicts - Not Your Ordinary
Funkdoobiest - On the Premises
Talk Break
Company Flow - 89.9 Detrimental
Company Flow - Freestyle 
Rah Digga & Bahamadia - Be Ok
Outsidaz - '98 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle
Black Thought, Common, Pharoahe Monch & Absolute - '98 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle

Black Thought, Common, Pharoahe Monch & Absolute - '98 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle
Louis Armstrong - Cheesecake
Common feat De La Soul - Gettin’ Down at the Ampitheater
LA the Darkman - Heist of the Century
Talk Break
Phone Calls
Fat Joe - Misery Needs Company
Choclair ft. Frankenstein, Kardinal Offishall & Marvel - Internal Affairs
Necro - Get On Your Knees
Laster - Searchin 4 meaning
Smif-N-Wessun Feat Raekwon - Black Trump
Shabaam Sahdeeq - Pendulum
Cappadonna - Run
MF Doom feat Sci.Fly - Go With The Flow
Talk Break
Phone Calls

In The 'Hood : Kakalaka Uprising

From The Source - April 1997

Album Review : Suspekt - Style Wars - The Underground Strikes Back - 1996

LP - 1996 - Move  

From Hip Hop Connection - May 1996

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hype : Blahzay Blahzay

From Hip Hop Connection - February 1996

Bad Cop Presents Supafriendz - Da Supa Mixtape

"Posse cuts, solo joints & affiliated artists one-take mixed by yours truly. It’s my homage to this slept on crew for VA. From where…? 25 tracks including rare and unreleased cuts that I’ve taken from my own stash of records, radio freestyles as well as unreleased material from members directly." - Bad Cop 

Interview : The House List - Ep. 94 - Neek The Exotic & Large Professor

"For episode 94 I traveled deep into Flushing, Queens to record a conversation with Neek The Exotic and Large Professor. People across the globe will be familiar with the Main Source song "Fakin' The Funk" (from the 'White Men Can't Jump' soundtrack) which introduced the world to the voracious vocal delivery of Neek The Exotic. Large Professor needs no introduction as one of New York City and the genre of hip-hop on a whole, he is one of it's great producer/MC's. In this quick hour convo, I go back and forth with the two lifelong friends, dialoging about their work together and separately. Neek has a brand new album streaming everywhere right now entitled 'Hell Up in Queens'. It features Large, Q-Tip, Freddie Foxxx and more. With Large, I tried to touch on some productions and moments in his career that might not have been covered - all in the context of the few block radius many of the most well known Flushing-based hip-hop artists live and grew up in. I close with a track from Neek's new album." - Peter Agoston

Monday, August 13, 2018

Demo Tape : One a.k.a B-1 - 1994

I've got the different 12" singles released during the 90s by this emcee hailing from Farmers Blvd, Queens named One a.k.a B-1, but I've never seen or listened to his mysterious Demo tape which was reviewed by Dr Bombay a.k.a Ganjah K in Rap Pages Magazine of September 1994.

From Rap Pages - September 1994

The review mentioned a demo called "Takin’ Niggas" featuring Lord Finesse, Grimm and Freddie Foxxx. In 2013, B-1 was interviewed by Rob Unkut and talked about that track : 

From B-1 – The Unkut Interview - June 05th 2013

 I tried to find Ganjah K online to know if he still had the tape and if there was a way to listen to it but the b-girl T-Love told me that unfortunately he passed away on Christmas 2017... may he Rest In Peace. 
I can't give you any snippets of the demos, all of them are still unknown until today but here is a B-1 freestyle from a Stretch & Bobbito Show aired on October 12th 1995.. it's better than nothing !