February 9, 2016

Re-Up: Half a Mill Freestyles

One MC who shows up on a lot of my old WYNU tapes is Half A Mill. I ripped a few of his freestyles from 1996 through 1999. There is one of them (Oct 96) where he rhymes for nearly 10 minutes without stopping. R.I.P. Half a Mill, one of BK's finest.

Half A Mil Freestyles (zip)
*includes Half a Mill Freestyles From WNYU 1996-1999


February 1, 2016

Doo Dirty

Keeping it dirty! I was going through my old WNYU tapes and found this little nugget. It's an unreleased track featuring dude from Doo Dirty, and some other heads I don't recognize. Stretch heads will know Doo Dirty from the track 'Live by The Gun,' which they released independently. Doo Dirty were rumored to have an album recorded, but weren't able to get distribution I guess. They were a crew from Brooklyn, had joints recorded with Half a Mill, and you might recognize the dude as the guy who snitched on Jay-Z in the 'Dead Presidents' video.

January 25, 2016

Re-Up: CM Famalam Show 2000 (FT, Funky DL, Easy Mo Bee)

This one's from June 8, 2000
and features FT from Street Smartz,
Funky DL, and Easy Mo Bee rocking
a nice 30 minute break set.

Just recently caught this 12" from around 1996 from Funky DL. Another one I always wanted from back in the di-day, I'm catching up on my international 12"s lately. Shout to everyone supporting me on discogs.

January 10, 2016

Powerrule - Well Connected (featuring Noreaga)

I only heard Stretch play this once on Hot 97, an alternate version of Powerrule's 'Well Connected' featuring a verse from Noreaga at the end. He sort of does a remix of the verse he did on 'Bloody Money,' talking about putting bogeys out in your face. Nice little unreleased gem. This is probably something only Stretch owns, as he ran the Dolo label this was on. I know it's a 'cheddar beat,' but I gotta admit I dig that Kleer record.

January 9, 2016

Re-Up: Stretch & Bobbito 4-14-1996 (w/ Xtra P & Paula Perry)

Large Professor was supposed to make it up to the first Boogie and the Barber show, but didn't get past the security (which was notoriously hard on the guests sliding through at Hot 97). He finally made it to this show in mid-March, about two months into the show's run, and makes a lot of digs at the station. This one also features a guest spot from Paula Perry (with Masta Ace and Mister Cee trying to shop her a deal). Peace to Greg T.

January 8, 2016

Pete Rock - Greenbacks

This next track is without a doubt the most requested re-up on Dirty Waters over the years. It's an unreleased Pete Rock gem from the mid 90's called 'Greenbacks.' This track got spins on Stretch & Bobbito in 1995, and probably Future Flavors, but never got an official release.

December 23, 2015

Thrust - Do You Understand (SCAM Remix)

I've been after this one since it came out in 1996, and finally caught a copy at a good price. This is a pretty rare release by Thrust from Canada. A lot of his stuff was produced by Frankenstein, but this remix was done by SCAM. He used a different part of the same Billy Cobham sample 'Heather' that was used for Souls of Mischief's '93 Til Infinity, and always liked the flip. 

December 7, 2015

Re-Up: The Showdown

There was a flea market on Rt 1/9 here in Jersey (US1) that used to sell records and mixtapes. This is a mixtape I copped there sometime in 95, DJ Iroc with 'The Showdown'. There is a bunch of exclusive freestyles he's got on there, KRS, Method Man, Pete Rock, Shyeim, Channel Live, Bootcamp, Cella Dwellas, O.C., King Just, 10 Theives; definitely worth a listen.

Thanks to Digital Stimulation for the re-up


December 6, 2015

R.I.P. Murals

Shout out to all the graffiti artists who do R.I.P. murals, and credit due to all the artists and photographers on these. Some of them may not necessarily be 'R.I.P.' murals like the Big L, as much as tributes, but you get the idea. Here are some of my favorites. If I've missed any good ones, drop a link in the comments..

Tame One & Boom Skwad on Underground Railroad

Tame One & crew blacking out on the Underground Railroad, 99.5 circa 2001.