Tuesday 31 January 2017

Stretch & Bobbito on WKCR (29.11.90)

What do we have here then? Oh just some insanely early WKCR action from back when the show was in it's infant stages and Stretch was still going by the name of DJ Skinny Bones...

(quality isn't great for the first few minutes but settles down by the time the music starts)

Although tons of tapes from the duo 8 year run have been posted online these sessions from 1990 have proved hard to come by. Even Stretch and Bob themselves have been asking for them, so this was quite a find.  Shout out to Grime & Lime as this was buried in amongst all the Westwood tapes I was given and big up S&B guru Craig at Random Rap Radio for getting his Columbo on and pieciing together enough info to the point where we could establish a date (which wasn't on the tape but we're 99% sure is correct). There's no guests on here unfortunately but the tracklist is nuts and it's a great snapshot of the embryonic stages of something that would be go on to be iconic.

EPMD ft LL Cool J - Rampage
KMD - Peachfuzz
Freshco - Now Ya Know
Jungle Brothers - In Dayz To Come
Main Source - Lookin At The Front Door
Eric B & Rakim - Run For Cover
Gang Starr - Just To Get A Rep
Three Times Dope - No Words
talk break
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Wanted Dead Or Alive
NWA - 100 Miles And Runnin
Nice & Smooth - Dope Not Hype
Master Ace - Letter To The Better
talk break
Ultramagnetic MCs - Feelin It
BDP live in Japan
MC Shan - The Bridge
Grandaddy IU - Something New
Tragedy & Craig G - Live And Direct From The House Of Hits
Jazzy Jay - Cold Chillin In The Spot
Run DMC - The Ave

Co-incidentally, part of this show was also captured in the clip below , which in turn was used in the Radio That Changed Lives documentary.


  1. You are very welcome for the track-list and mad props for this one :)



  2. EPMD ft LL Cool J-Rampage
    Frescho & Miz-Now Ya Know
    Jungle Brothers-In Dayz 2 Come
    Main Source-Looking At The Front Door
    Eric B & Rakim-Run For Cover
    Gang Starr-Just To Get A Rep
    Three Times Dope-No Words (Pump 'N' Hip Hop) (Rif Raf)
    Voice Break
    Kool G Rap & Polo-Wanted Dead or Alive (Remix)
    NWA-100 Miles and Runnin' (Radio Edit)
    Nice N Smooth-Dope Not Hype
    Master Ace-Letter To The Better
    Voice Break
    Ultramagnetic MC's-Feelin'It
    Boogie Down Productions Live
    MC Shan-The Bridge
    Granddaddy I.U.-Something New
    Craig G ft Intelligent Hoodulm-Live From The House of Hits
    Jazzy Jay-Cold Chillin' In The Spot
    Redd Holt Unlimited-Do It Baby
    Run DMC-The Avenue

  3. right, cheers. Could've just mentioned the couple of errors but thanks anyway!

    1. LOL...so will you put up the correct track listing or just act like a nonce?

    2. Bit of an over reaction. Chill the fuck out. Just thought it was weird you typed the whole thing out again rather than point out the couple of errors I made when I was writing this at 8am before I started work so you could hear something you'd never heard before. If anyone is in desperate need of the **correct** tracklist it's right there in the comments until I have time to change it. You dick.
      You're welcome.

    3. Not appreciating the additional abuse on my mixcloud page either. Take your meds and give the thanks that the internet means you can access shit like this in whatever barn you live in.

  4. Loving it m8! Glad you're giving these the attention they deserve. I have more stretch n bobbito tapes I'll send your way soon my friend. Keep up the good work!

    1. No problem, sure I'll find some more gems as I work through them. Any idea what sort of era the Stretch tapes you have are from?

  5. Thanx for uppin ths Step! Would love to find the episode which they played the Bronx Zu demo.