Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Truth or Square - Strain My Brain / The Dirty Floor / Cognac Freestyle Jersey Dirt - 1999

Back in 1999 with this 12" released by this group from Trenton, NJ called Truth Or Square. The crew was comprised of Scatta Rpee, Uncle Eye, Divine Drummah who was first known under the name of DJ Mone, and a fourth member named 10th Degree who was in the state of Virginia at the time and who didn't make the record. 

All the tracks of the wax "Exceptional", "Strain My Brain", "The Dirty Floor Remix" and "Bonus Taste (Cognac Freestyle Jersey Dirt)" were produced by DJ Mone a.k.a Divine Drummah who also managed Root Of Civilization Productions.

If you're looking for more info about everything first start for the group, you need to know the group was founded around 1990. Divine Drummah went to school with Scatta Rpee and Uncle Eye, but not at the same time because he transfered from one school to another. Funny thing is that Divine Drummah discovered that Scatta Rpee and Uncle Eye also knew each other when he hook up with Uncle Eye to make a demo...Scatta Rpee was also there !

Interesting thing also for the collectors is that the group dropped an album entitled "On Top Of The World" on cassette tape in 1996. It was followed by an EP entitled "Release This" which came out around 1997-1998 on CD format. But honestly I've never seen copies of both for sale and nothing about them on discogs. The hunt is open fellas !!! 

Photos courtesy of Divine Drummah

Built To Last Mix : Da Great Deity Dah BTL Mix


Built To Last team is back with a mix dedicated to the emcee Da Great Deity Dah.

01/ The Day I Raped Hip Hop (What A Dream)

02/ Running Off With Your Cognitive Patterns

03/ Trapped In The Middle State (Purgatory 1)

04/ Rapmatics

05/ Mind Skills

06/ Life Or Death (Extended Jazz Remix)

07/ Poetry In Motion

08/ Introspective

09/ Ready To Kill (ft Quiet Storm)

10/ Existence In Life

11/ Lyrical Renegade

12/ Indecent Proposal

Radio Show : The Wreck - February 23rd 2023


DJ Jason D & Trav G host "The Wreck" every Thursday from 7-9pm (Mountain) on 89.9 KRBX / 93.5 Downtown and streaming at RadioBoise.org live from Boise, ID. Here is the latest episode aired on February 23rd 2023. 

1. DJ Jason D - The Wreck Show Intro

2. J-Live - Braggin Writes (Dome Cracker Remix)

3. D&D All Stars - 1,2 Pass It Remix feat Doug E. Fresh, Fat Joe, Jeru The Damaja, KRS-One, & Mad Lion

4. Beatnuts - Props Over Here Remix

5. Lord Finesse - Yes You May Remix feat Big L, Percee P, & A.G.

6. Compton’s Most Wanted - Def Wish II (East Coast DJ Premier Mix)

7. The Audible Doctor - Go On Pharrel Part 2 (INST)

8. Steady B - Serious (BDP Remix)

9. A.D.O.R. - Let It All Hang Out (Pete Rock Remix)

10. Da King & I - Flip Da Scrip Remix

11. Showbiz & A.G. - Soul Clap (Off Beat Mix)

12. Cypress Hill - When The Ship Goes Down (Diamond D Remix)

13. KutMasta Kurt - Showtime (INST)

14. GZA/Genius - Cold World (RZA Mix)

15. Group Home - Up Against The Wall (Getaway Car Mix)

16. Funkdoobiest - Freak Mode (Triple XXX Remix)

17. Das EFX - Kaught In Da Ak Remix

18. The Legion - Legion Groove Remix

19. DJ Skizz - Acapulco Gold (INST)

20. King Tee - At Your Own Risk (Budha Mix)

21. MC Serch - Back To The Grill Remix feat Red Hot Lover Tone, Nas, O.C., & Chubb Rock

22. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Good Life (Group Home Remix)

23. A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario Remix feat Hood & Leaders Of The New School

24. M.O.P. - Blow The Horns Remix feat Busta Rhymes

25. Kev Brown - A Holiday In Shaolin (INST)

26. Nice & Smooth - How To Flow (Abstract Remix)

27. Organized Konfusion - Stress Remix

28. Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Brooklyn Zoo (Lord Digga Remix)

29. Camp Lo - Luchini Remix

30. Showbiz & A.G. - Next Level (Premo Nyte Tyme Remix)

31. Common - Resurrection (Extra P Remix)

32. Masta Ace Incorporated - Slaughtahouse (Death Mix)

33. The Audible Doctor - Go Head, Act Right (INST)

Monday, February 27, 2023

Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show - July 31st 1997 - WKCR


NightHawks - ’97 Stretch & Bobbito Interview

B-I feat. Liz Lucci - Who Do I Trust

NightHawks - ’97 Stretch & Bobbito Interview

Jimmy Crooks & B-I - Every MC

Talk Break

D.I.T.C - All Love

Scienz Of Life - Under Pressure

Mos Def - If You Can Huh…

Organized Konfusion - Numbers 

Diamond D - No Wonduh 

Talk Break

Royal Flush, Jibba & Lord - ’97 Stretch & Bobbito Interview & Freestyle

Talk Break

Natural Elements - By Nature

Talk Break

O.C feat Freddie Foxx - M.U.G

Brick City Kids - Brick City Kids

Mos Def - The Universal Magnetic

CNN - Bloody Money

Common - 1’2 Many

Talk Break

Dutchmin, Grim Reaper, Big Kwest, True God, Chandon, Lionel (Red Phantoms) - ’97 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle

Check the Stretch&Bobbito Archives for more shows !

DJ Premier - So Wassup? Episode 51


DJ Premier is back with the 51st episode of So Wassup?, dedicated to the process of how the track "Brainstorm" from Gang Starr was created.

Video : John Robinson & Figub Brazlevic - F.L.O.S.S - 2023


Visuals for the lead single "F.L.O.S.S" (Fake Love Over Secure Status), taken from John Robinson & Figub Brazlevic's upcoming collaborative album entitled "Live Life And Tell Stories", wich will be available soon on colored purple vinyl. 

Mix : DJ Ian Head Presents De La Soul Dedication Mix


Here is a mix done by DJ Ian Head dedicated to the group De La Soul and Trugoy the Dove (RIP). 

"Rest in Peace and Power Dave Trugoy the Dove Plug 2. An absolute tragic loss that I'm still in shock over. Sending love and support to his family and friends, and of course all the other fans like myself who literally grew up on De La Soul and Dave's voice and artistry. De La Soul is not dead however. Everyone should go out and buy and support their music when it starts streaming and becoming available for purchase in early March!

This is a mix I made last Friday evening of some of my favorite De La records and samples, with a focus on Plug 2's mastery of the written and spoken word. All vinyl except for one obscure guest spot that I love which he did with Moka Only awhile back. Salute to one of the absolute best groups and emcees EVER." - DJ Ian Head

Boogie & The Barber w/ Stretch & Bobbito - November 17th 1996 - WQHT


Here is an episode of Boogie & The Barber aired on November 17th 1996 on Hot97-WQHT. The Guests that night were PMD & Das EFX.

Talk Break with Stretch / Bobbito & Lord Sear

Royal Flush - Rotten Apple

AK Skills - One Life Ta Live

KRS One - The MC

PMD - Leave Your Style Cramped

PMD feat Das EFX - Nuttin’ Move 

The High & Mighty - Cranial Lumps Instrumental

Talk Break

PMD feat Prodigy - It’s The Pee

Company Flow - Info kill Instrumental

Talk Break

PMD & Das EFX - Interview & Freestyle

Talk Break

Mobb Deep - Bloodsport

Ak Skills - East Ta West

Ak Skills - East Ta West

MF Grimm feat B-1 - Emotions

Trigga Tha Gambler feat Smoothe Da Hustler - Broken Language Pt.2

Xzibit feat Modd Deep - When Eyes May Shine Remix

Capone-N-Noreaga - S&B Promo

Royal Flush feat Noreaga - Ice Down Medallions

Thrust - Lights, Camera Action Remix

The High & Mighty feat El-P & Bobbito - Hands on Experience

Camp Lo - S&B Promo

The Roots - Respond/React

Redman - It’s Like That Instrumental

Talk Break


Big Jaz feat Sauce Money, Jay-Z & Tone Hooker - Foundation

Mic Geronimo - Unstoppable

Mobb Deep feat Raekwon - Nighttime Vultures

Check the Stretch&Bobbito Archives for more shows !

Sunday, February 26, 2023

New Joint : Kunfu - Kid With The Boom feat. Almighty Warpath & DJ C.S.P.


Here is a brand new joint coming straight from Germany and dropped by the Nuremberg-based beatmaker Kunfu featuring DJ C.S.P. from Hamburg and The Almighty Warpath from Bremen, taken from his album "Can't Escape The Funk". 

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Awon & Elements - Game Matters / Paper Off My Pager / Game Matters Remix - 2023

"The A side features "Game Matters" with head nodding soulful production highlighting Awon's raw uncut rhymes, blended together with a catchy scratch hook. Track 2, "Paper Off My Pager" combines Elements upbeat jazz infused production with Awon's vivid quick fire lyricism. Awon, "The 90s were really grimy and rigid, it was a different thought process of survival, getting money happened to be a part of that. While it sounds celebratory, Paper off my Pager is really a reflection of bad decisions on top of bad decisions that led me to rap for a living. The celebration is that I survived."

The B side features a golden age inspired Elements remix for "Game Matters" which shines a new light on Awon's braggadocio flows and showcases razor sharp cuts over melancholic jazz piano and upright bass.

Awon has racked up millions of streams and immense exposure as an independent artist, with a stellar catalogue of underground hip hop classics. He recently starred in "Underdogs", a documentary that chronicles his journey with Don't Sleep Records, the label he founded with production partner Phoniks, winning best music documentary at DTLA film festival and streaming now on Netflix. Elements production placements have seen his music covered by tastemaker publications like Lyrical Lemonade, Afropunk, Billboard magazine and NPR music. The pair work together to create a unique sound on "Game Matters" and "Paper off my Pager" available for the first time on vinyl." - courtesy of Ill Adrenaline Records

Available on Limited black/white splatter vinyl edition (50 Copies) / Limited HHV Exclusive white vinyl edition (150 copies) & Black Vinyl

New Joint : Ace SL - Lessons - 2023

Brooklyn-based emcee Ace SL teams up with Tru Comers to drop a brand new joint entitled "Lessons", taken from Ace SL's upcoming album. 

Friday, February 24, 2023

L*Roneous Da‘Versifier - Imaginarium - 2023


2xLP - 2023 - HHE / Boombap Relickz 

Originally released on Vinyl, CD and Cassette on Raw Elements in 1998, the first solo album by Oakland legend L*Roneous Da‘Versifier is now available for a proper reissue (including 4 extra bonus tracks) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album.

1. Castaway The Stoways 

2. Doctrines of the Lip Swift 

3. L'chemy 

4. Implosion 

5. A Place Called This 

6. #4 With Cheese 

7. Imaginarium 

8. Virtuosity 

9. No Limitations 

10. The R.A.I.N.S. 

11. L-evation 

12. Oral Excercise 

13. Manifesto 

14. In The C.O.R.N. 

15. Transgression 

16. Revolutions 

17. Regimens 

18. The "L" Perspective

19. Cycles Of The Mind

Available on 2LP Gatefold (black vinyl - 350 copies / gold vinyl - 125 copies / blue translucent vinyl - 150 copies), CD (200 Jewel case, 200 Deluxe 2CD 3-flap digipack) & Cassette (100 copies)

Pre-Order your copy now exclusively via Hip-Hop Enterprise


Thursday, February 23, 2023

New Joint : DSOTM - Royal Flush - 2023


"Royal Flush" is the first single released from the 3rd upcoming album by D.S.O.T.M. (Dark side Of The Moon). The production is handled by Soulbrothajuice. 

N.O.N.-E.Quation - Hypoetix / Transparent / N.O.N.-E.Quation II - 1997

12" - 1997 - Blueprint Records Inc

Here is the debut solo 12" released by the Toronto-based Emcee N.O.N.-E.Quation. It came out in 1997 on Blueprint Records Inc, a record label owned and managed by Musiklee Inzane, Thrust and Samantha Jagan. Musiklee Inzane of the Real Frequency Show (CKLN 88.1 FM) produced all the tracks of the 12", with scratches handled by DJ Grouch. 

In October 16, 1997 N.O.N.-E.Quation and Thrust were invited on WKCR in the Stretch Armstrong Bobbito Show for the promo of this 12". Here is the Freestyle & Interview aired that night.

If you're looking for more info, N.O.N.-E.Quation was also known under the name of Dru Pisse and was part of a crew called Psylent Yellers which was comprised of Non-Equation, Flo Retro (RIP), Cory Concept, Parcell and Don Primo. They released another 12" in 2001 on N.O.N.E. Records, a small record label managed by N.O.N.-E.Quation I believe. 

The Wicked Takeover Ep #43 - 2018-2023


Here is the 43rd episode of The Wicked Takeover aired on February 03, 2023 on WRAPfm and hosted by DJ Wicked.

"The Wicked Takeover brings you deep into the Vinyl crates of Wicked. Expect to hear everything from album cuts to b-sides, remixes, white labels, bootlegs, etc. You'll also hear Hip-Hop from the Golden Era of 1988 to the Mid-90's all the way to current times. A large focus will be on 2k Hip-Hop, especially 2010 to current. Fridays 9pm EST | 6pm PST www.wrap.fm"

Grown Man Rap Show - Episode #304 - Birthday Tribute to Smokey Robinson

Hosted by veteran DJ Toast and broadcast live every Sunday night at 9pm (ET) from 91.5 WRPI (Albany NY), Toast brings you the best in vintage & contemporary true school Hip Hop. This episode is dedicated to Smokey Robinson.

Smokey Robinson “A Quiet Storm” (1975)

De La Soul “Breakadawn” (1993)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “The Tracks of My Tears” (1965)

3rd Bass “Product of the Environment (Project Remix)” (1990)

LL Cool J “Big Ole Butt” (1989)

Mad Lion “Take It Easy” (1994)

Method Man “Release Yo’ Delf” (1994)

Nice & Smooth “More & More Hits” (1989)

Cypress Hill “Hand on the Pump” (1991)

Cypress Hill “Hand on the Pump (Muggs’ Blunted Mix)” (1996)

Das EFX “They Want EFX” (1992)

Queen Latifah f. 45 King “A King and Queen Creation” (1989)

Nas “Made You Look” (2002)

Gang Starr “Code of the Streets” (1994)

Rakim “Heat It Up” (1993)

Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud “Girls I Got ‘Em Locked” (1988)

Run-DMC “Run’s House” (1988)

SWV f. Wu-Tang Clan “Anything (Remix)” (1994)

Too Poetic “God Made Me Funky” (1989)

Snoop Dogg “Serial Killa” (1993)

Smokey Robinson “Cruisin’” (1979)

The BUMS “Let the Music Take Your Mind” (1995)

Ice Cube “Dead Homiez” (1990)

Scarface “Good Girl Gone Bad” (1991)

Smokey Robinson “Do Like I Do” (1975)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “You’ve Got the Love I Need” (1970)

Raekwon f. Cappadonna & Ghostface “10 Bricks” (2009)

Lil Fame & Termanology “Family Ties” (2012)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “Baby Baby Don’t Cry” (1968)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “I Second That Emotion” (1967)

De La Soul “Potholes in My Lawn” (1989)

De La Soul “Plug Tunin’ (Are You Ready For This)” (1988)

Gang Starr “The ? Remainz” (1994)

EPMD “You’re a Customer” (1987)

Fat Joe “The Shit is Real (Premier Remix)” (1994)

Latee “No Tricks” (1988)

King Sun “Humm Deez Nuts” (1994)

Eric B & Rakim “Microphone Fiend” (1988)

Mobb Deep “Shook Ones Pt. II” (1995)

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Video : Titan Funk - Two Man Rotation - 2023

Titan Funk (Rhinoceros Funk x Mike Titan) from the Bronx, NY dropped the visuals for "Two Man Rotation", their latest single produced by The Dead Poetz Society.

DSOTM - 7th Remix Edition - 2023


"7th Remix Edition" is a brand new project coming straight from UK dropped by the group Dark Side Of The Moon a.k.a DSOTM (Menace Mendoza, FlowTecs, Dragon Priest, Nomad, King Kakarot & Jonny Data). After the success of DSOTM's second album "7th", the crew decided to release a remix version of the whole album. It includes remixes from Eue Gnoh, DJ Drinks, Strange Neighbour, Lewis Parker, Farma G, Forest DLG a.k.a Chemo, Evil Ed, Zatoichi's Ears, The Lab Catz, Ramson Badbonez, Zerafia Beats and Curt Cataract.

Available on CD (Digipack 100 copies) & Cassette (25 copies)

Video : Wildelux - Masta Builda - 2023


"Masta Builda" is the second Wildelux single off his upcoming last solo album "The IT Factor" which will be released very soon. The album features guests such like A.G of D.I.T.C., Skanks The Rap Martyr, Sadat X, Tek The SupaLatin, Aarophat and El Da Sensei. Stay tuned !

Radio Show : NO TV RAPS - February 17th 2023

Latest episode of the No TV Raps Radio Show aired on February 17th on Radio FSK, Hamburg (Germany) and hosted by Rug and Playdead.  


Mix : Palmer Raids Presents Mixtape vol. 165


New mixtape dropped by the Berlin-based DJ Palmer Raids. Enjoy ! 

1. Skyzoo & The Other Guys - Straight Drop

2. J. Sands - U

3. Von Pea & The Other Guys - Pardon Me

4. Willie The Kid - The Feeling Of Winning

5. The Other Guys feat. yU - Far Away

6. Full Circle - Take It Out

7. A.Y.E. - Born In The Ghetto

8. Junclassic - Jericho 

9. Damu The Fudgemunk feat. Elzhi - Wings

10. Denmark Vessey & Soul Theory - The Life, the Journey 

11., G-Dot & Born - Hip Hop In Da House 

12. Jazz Spastiks & People Without Shoes - Green Streets

13. Skyzoo & Pete Rock - It´s All Good

14. Codenine feat. Estee Nack - Heir Macs

15. yU & Tall Black Guy - Lose The Ground

16. Tone Liv & Decay The Lama - Ahead

17. Tha God Fahim feat. Estee Nack - Gristle 

18. Masta Ace & Your Old Droog - 3000 Avenue X