This one was originally shared from a crappy sounding cassette that we copped in the days of wayback, way back in the days. It was another 27th generation copy from the Underground Flavas crew out of West London. This time, RRR have blatantly boosted the full 4 hour show from the DJ Eclipse rip which had been shared on the web a few years back [and subsequently been deaded in terms of linkage], we’ve bumped the EQ, compressed it a touch and tweaked it for your listening pleasure.
As well as the great music and tight mixing, this vintage classic includes a special remix from Stretch, unreleased gems from the Chocolate Boy Wonder and the studio guests include Pete Rock, 2/3 of The Fugees, Myschief and more. Get those matchsticks in the eye sockets cos you have to stay up for the PNB sample sale info and Kool G Rap on the erm, request line. This show is a great example of why Stretch is held is such high esteem by his peers within the industry as well as the listeners, he may have been a DJ and a host, but the actual mixing, blends and turntable based doo-dads are tight like duck-butts throughout this show. No gobble.
Tr’mungous sized shouts to DJ Eclipse, DJ MK, Derrick from Underground Flavas, Krisch, Aleph, Nes, Big Sleep, Serch, Ev Boogie, Stretch, Bobb & Sear.
Full tracklisting on the Soundcloud.
From all indications the tape below, purchased from Bobbitos Footwork store back in 95, is extra duty goofy cos its from Stretchs Birthday. Bobb & Daddy Reef are in the studio, and there’s alotta muckin’ around which leads to some great music, some random version excursions from Stretch [& Mighty Milo] as well as having MF Grimm & Kool G Rap drop into the studio.
Its all about those hand-printed Fat Beats J-Card inserts. Classic 9-Cinco shit !
These less than legit Tape Kingz copies were hissy 2nd or 3rd generation UK versions of tapes made available through Fat Beats, Bobbitos Footwork and other key stores around the time in New York City. Far away from the Brooklyn based Tape Kingz mixtape HQ on Flatbush Avenue, these recordings were [thankfully] bootied during the 90s by opportunistic record store owners & staff, and were a lifeline for many outside NY at the time. As ever, Lord Sear steals the show with Powerule on Freestyle/ Crunchtime session towards the end but the banter with Stretch and Powerule is jokes.
Tape 2 Side A – http://goo.gl/0FdPa
AZ – Your World Don’t Stop
Bushwackass – Caught Up in the Game
Powerule – Rock Ya Knot Quick
Ten Thieves – Black Reign
Special Ed & Killer Team – ’95 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle
Special Ed – Freaky Flow
Special Ed – Lyrics
Special Ed – Just a Killer ft. Bounty Killer
Special Ed – Talk
Mad Skillz – Extra Abstract Skillz ft. Large Professor & Q-Tip
Crooklyn Dodgers ‘95 – Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers
Tape 2 Side B – http://goo.gl/Mw7TZ
Mobb Deep – Keeping It Real
Powerule – Talk
Powerule – Dawn to Dusk
GZA – Labels
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Harlem World
The Roots – Proceed V [Da Beatminerz Remix]
L-Swift – Check Da Style
Common – Resurrection Mix
Powerule & Lord Sear – Freestyle