May 1, 2016

Wake up Show 1994 (w/MC Ren & Souls of Mischief)

This week I'm digging up some West Coast flavs, The King Tech Wake Up Show on 106.1 KMEL which ran Friday Nights 11pm-1am. This one comes courtesy of Wicked who dropped it around a while back. The show features MC Ren and Souls of Mischief doing some interviews and freestyles. I recently saw the Straight Outta Compton movie, and I was pleasantly surprised. I found myself getting really into it. Peace to everyone on the west.


April 24, 2016

Keith Nut Demo

Keith Nut was wild. He was sort of a fringe member of the Terror Squad. He made freestyle appearances on Stretch & Bobbito's show both in 1994 and 1995 (with Big Pun's first appearance), and also showed up on Fat Joe's 'Jealous One's Envy' and one track on the Terror Squad LP in 1999. There's no information available as to why he wasn't more involved in the Terror Squad or what he did afterwards.



The early-mid 90's had MC's like Geto Boys, N.W.A., Nas, Big L, Akinyele, and a bunch of others coming with the 'shock value' type rhymes. Keith Nut fit right in with that, with the perverted, child molester steez. For the most part, I think his objective there was to say the craziest shit... so sick it made you laugh, or just threw you off. Stuff like this, that is so not PC, would never come out.



Bobbito played a Keith Nut demo in 1995, and I thought it was pretty dope, funny. Just to show you he's not all about child molesting, he mentions that he might bang your grandmother. I'm curious what other kinds of solo joints Keith Nut had back in those days, if he had an album's worth of material, etc. I'm sure labels were afraid to touch him, but man, that would have been a wild album.

April 22, 2016

Heavy Jewelz




Definitely want to give a big shout to Verge and his friend Pat for doing good things with their Heavy Jewelz label. They've been giving some new life to old demos, with great sound quality and design work for the covers. Most of these tracks were at one time played on Stretch and Bobbito, so for heads like myself, it's cool to be able to finally be able to own/spin them. Check them out here.


April 21, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito 1996 w/Saukrates



Stretch & Bobbito early on during their Hot 97 run. This one's got a guest appearance from Saukrates, and an exclusive Boogie and the Barber promo from Otherized FAM.

April 14, 2016

Levi 167



I caught this 12" at a local record shop for cheap, and when I brought it home I saw Levi 167 signed it. There's only a few records left on this label that I need for my collection. You may notice the 'd-dope, dope' sample from KRS-One Attacks..




April 7, 2016

Ken Sport




I had a few requests to re-upload some Ken Sport tapes. Ken Sport used to do some really good break/sample mixtapes that were primarily found in Bobbito's Footwork back in the day. I dug up Original #16, that was once featured on Masscorporation, as well as Ken Sport's appearance on 89.9 from 1998.



March 30, 2016

Re-Up: Cormega & Lord Finesse Freestyles

Cormega and Lord Finesse going back to back on Marley Marl& Pete Rock's Future Flavors in 1999



March 25, 2016

S.O.S.

Phife passing has messed me up a little these past few days. I always thought A Tribe Called Quest would be a group like the Rolling Stones, always around, and always touring for generations to see. They have been playing the Tribe documentary on VH1 lately, and it's definitely a different experience seeing it now. In the documentary, Phife mentions how he felt like the Supreme to Tip being the Diana Ross. I always considered Phife to be stronger, lyrically, compared to Tip being mostly instrumental as a producer. Phife always had the snappiest lines. Tribe was so important as a group, to myself, and to everyone who appreciated good music. They had a mass appeal just being themselves, no gimmicks. In retrospect, I imagine what 1994 or 1995 would have been like with a Tribe album. This '95 track from S.O.S. features Phife stealing the show.



March 20, 2016

Stretch & Bobbito 5-2-1996


I've been listening to a lot of 1996 shows lately, this one is aged almost 20 years. Stretch puts together a good set, and gets busy with the cuts on this tape more than usual. Diggin the live blend with Royal Flush and the Paul Nice beat. They were late to set up, so they slay some people on an early krunchtime. Pretty sure this one was courtesy of Aleph and the heads over at philaflav.