Poster Fatboybrandon on the T.R.O.Y. boards over at my second home Philaflava.com recently uploaded something truly magical. Anyone who has every been a fan of the legendary Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito show is probably aware that some of the best parts of the show happened when they weren’t playing music.
Instead of explaining, here’s what Fatboybrandon wrote:
Alright y’all, here’s 7 1/2 hours of insanity from the Krunchtime segments of the Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito and CMFamlam shows. This is alot of shit you might have missed in the late, late hours of the show while laying in your room half asleep trying to stay listening to the whole show: Stretch, Bobbito & Sear dissing each other High-School lunchroom style, talking dirty to females, heating callers from around NYC, the eardrum shattering sounds of “Turn Up The Bass” and more.
I was fortunate to catch some hilarious moments in between the music, back when Stretch, Bob, Sear and their associates were at their height of perverted comedy. I guess this is something you can listen and bug-out to on the weekend and remember the hilarious range of discussion the show had to offer, I hope you enjoy:
7 Fucking hours! That’s a lot but, trust me, I’ve been listening to this over the last few days and it’s hilarious. Lord Sear deserves a grammy or something.
Here’s the trackisting:
People often ask me about a curious sample I use at the end of the song “carnivores unite”. well, allow me to let you all in on the secret (that no one really cares about). It’s Kool Keith , on the Stretch and Bobbito radio show, blabbering about his many ideas for comic book characters he wants to work on. The excerpt I used on the song comes from a whole interview which is all pretty amazing. I figured I upload it here and let you all enjoy the wonders of Keith and his crazy mind at work.
here ya go:
As a bonus, here’s Keith Musing about his favorite drink:
(thanks to verge from the TROY blog for Re-upping this for me after i had initially lost it)
Continuing where i left off last time, here are some more rare old hip hop gems from the stretch and bob era.
Some are Demo’s , some are original versions that never saw release. While the quality isn’t exactly awesome this is good stuff all around for all you obsessive nerdy hip hop heads out there (i’m looking at you scandinavians!). Enjoy
1)Problem child : The constant deviants
2)Mr Cee mixtape freestyle: Masta ace, Lord Digga and Paula perry.
3)Lyrical Professor: Genesis
4)Natural elements 89.9 Radio promo
5)Cage and Godfather don 89.9 radio promo
6)Born 2 live (demo version) : OC
7)Spontaneous (alternate version): Leaders of the new school
8)A.E.I.O.U: The arsonists
9)Go down:Akinyele, fat joe and friends (this was before “put it in your mouth”)
10)Supastar (original version): Group home
I gave you some freestyles from some of the old classic NYC underground hip hop radio shows. so, now, I give you demo’s. The majority of these are from Stretch and bobbito with a few random ones from NYU’s radio show and The underground railroad. Most of these acts are pretty much unheard of but a few made waves and even put out albums. forgive the quality on some of these cause all of this was ripped directly off dusty old cassettes.
I got more of these i’m gonna drop on you, so keep an eye open for that.
also, i’m not 100% on all the names of the artists or the songs. some of these were just random demo’s that Bob played once and i kinda guessed on the names. if i’m wrong and you know the right names, lemme know.
1)45 stitches: Eric Green
2)talk about it:Scam
4)Mysteries of life: Lewis parker (not him solo, but a group he was in prior to his solo work)
5)89.9 Promo: Pumkinhead
6)Bounce to this: Red hot lover tone, Punchline and Wordsworth
7)Maintain: 36 zero and friends
9)Triple team: Natural Elements
10)The time is now: Kool Kieth
11)Laughing syndrome: Pumpkinhead
12)come inside: Tony Bones
13)Deep in your bones: Tony bones
14)Unknown demo: Scam
15)I gotcha heart: Natural Elements
16)Better than U: Mad scientist
17)In my own world: Raggedy man
Anyone that grew up in the 90’s in NYC who was into hip hop is well aware of the greatness that was “The stretch armstrong and bobbito show”. It was pretty much the best radio show ever. i used to say up til 4 am on school nights recording every second of it and then edit the tapes the next day. One of the highlights of the show would be when they would bring guests up there and have them kick rhymes. here’s a little collection of some of my favorite appearances from those tapes i made.
another show i used to record was the lesser known, but still very dope “underground railroad”. a few of these are from that show as well.
Stretch & Bobbito + Underground Railroad Freestyles
1) smoothe da hustla on stretch and bob
2)l swift on NYU
3)percee p on stretch and bob
4)biz markie and redman live
5)jay-z on stretch and bob
6)artifacts on stretch and bob
7)kool kim on underground railroad
8)mf grimm on stretch and bob
9)omniscence on stretch and bob
10)genesis on stretch and bob
11)tash and mikah 9 on stretch and bob
12)artifacts on underground railroad
14)legion of d.u.m.e. on stretch and bob
15)godfather don and kool keith on stretch and bob
16)az on stretch and bob
17)special ed on stretch and bob
18)tony bones on stretch and bob
(this was originally posted at the TROY blog. peep it on my blogroll)