Category Archives: Freestyle

DJ Stretch Armstrong Show featuring Bobbito the Barber on WKCR – 28 September 1995 [5th Anniversary show]

Stretch Armstrong Show featuring Bobbito the Barber on WKCR – 5th Anniversary Show segment –
September 28th, 1995 [Feat Kool G Rap & The Grim Reaper/ MF Grimm]

This Fat Beats distributed tape features a segment of the 5th Anniversary celebrations, this may have been heard before but I thought I’d throw this up as its a top tape; Top choice tracklisting, G Rap Freestyles, there are 2 random mixes that Stretch did himself, and ostensibly cos it just looks cool as fuck . The thin coloured card cover with the 2 authenticating super-rockin inked stamps is sick [I wonder how many they did of each of these tapes], and the upside down label on the cassette just adds to the whole thing. I think this was bought at Footwork. Nine-cinco sickness. Simple as. Big shouts to Serch and Verge over at Philaflava.

Stretch & Bobb – 28 September 1995 5th Anniversary Show LABEL SIDE:

Stretch & Bobb – 28 September 1995 5th Anniversary Show NON LABEL SIDE:


GZA – Labels [Rare remix]
L – Swift – Check Da Style
Rakim – Livin For the City
Junior Mafia – Get Money
Blahzay Blahzay – Danger [Stretch Armstrong Remix]
The Fab 5 – Leflaur Leflah
Group Home – Livin Proof
Mobb Deep – Cop Hell
D & D Project – 1, 2, Pass It [Stretch Armstrong Remix]
Mad Skillz – Nod Factor [Remix]
Stretch/ Bobb Intros
Bizmarkie – Benny & The Jets
KRS-One – Rappaz R. N. Dainja
Bad Influence – That’s The The Way Life Goes


Das EFX – Microphone Master
Redman [& Roz Noble] – I Get Down Like That
WU – Ice Cream
Kool G Rap chit-chat
MF Grimm & Kool G Rap Freestyle [over Incarcerated Scarfaces]
Kool G Rap – 456
Real Live – Real Live Shit
AZ Feat Nas – Gimme Yours
Powerule – Dawn to Dusk
Fab 5 – Blah
DJ Krush Feat themuns from The Roots – Meiso
Da Bush Babees – Brooklyn Movements
Mad Skillz Feat Large Professor & Q-Tip – Extra Abstract Skillz

Stretch Armstrong Show featuring Bobbito the Barber – 2nd November 1995 [Part One]

In recognition of the significance and the influence Fat Beats had over many a baggy pant wearin consumer through the years, here’s an old Fat Beats distributed Stretch and Bobb show from late 95, originally posted on Philaflava

The first cut, the The Greatest MC demo by Jigga, is a bit of a rarity by all accounts. The rest of the tape is a mix of random mid-90s fodder, some prowlers, some howlers. Just a balanced selection of good and great tunes from then. The Young Zee brought me back to that ubiquitous black card 12″ sleeve with the shaded sick black and green type-face on the sticker in the corner, even though I never owned it. I always had a soft spot for Omniscence, even though he got dropped faster than Adrian Chiles. Redman appears with his sister Roz, who knew? Leflaur Leflah is still shit in my eyes, I cant help noddin my head to it, but I will use fast forward I cannot lie.  Stretch blesses Braggin Writes by givin it a cheeky rub and the Double XX Posse remix is a doozy.

The freestyle session is a true classic, not just KRS on his inaugural trip up to 89TEC9, but look at the line-up, and they’re rhymin over beats Finesse layed down via 2 MPCs. The beat that opens Side B is the instrumental of Lets Get It On by Marvin the G, Steinski also used the beat on his Nothing to Fear alblum. Finesses’ version excursion of Joe Tex – Papa Was Too, is SAVAGE, offical double-duty nuts

Classic show, peep below for the freestyles. Our advice, somehow transfer this mp3 onto a ferric or preferably chrome 60 minute tape [embrace the hiss], throw on yer dusted old Jansport, get yer thickest hoody, get yer old Sony Walkman out, dust off that acidic erosion shit inside, get fresh batts and walk tall

Get over to for the double truth and an accurate timeline mapping the history off all the shows courtesy of the Philaflava mobb

Biggest shouts to the one BigSleep

Side A –

Jay-Z – Greatest MC [Demo]
Ill Biskits – God Bless Ya Life
Young Zee – Milk
Fat Joe -Success [Premier Remix]
The Fab 5 – Leflaur Leflah
Kool G Rap – 456
Mobb Deep – Temperatures Rising
J-Live – Braggin Writes
Cella Dwellas – Good Dwellas
Omniscence – Amazin’
Double XX Posse – Stop That Playin [Remix]
Stretch/ Bobb/ KRS/ Finesse – Intros

Side B –

KRS One/ Lord Finesse/ Supernatural – [15 minutes of Freestyles]
GZA, U-God, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah – Investigative Reports
Q Ball & Curt Cazal – My Kinda Moves
Redman [& Roz Noble] – I Get Down Like That
Real Live – Real Live Shit
Rakim – Remember That
Mic Geronimo – Train Of Thought
Lord Finesse ft. KRS-One & O.C. – Brainstorm
Supernatural – Buddah Blessed It

KRS One/ Lord Finesse/ Supernatural over the Funky Mans’ SP Beats MP3