Wednesday 7 February 2018

Stretch Armstrong on Hot 97 (1996)

Stretch on Hot 97 from July '96, with Nine in the house for a brief interview and freestyle. in the midst of the sort of bangers you'd expect, you can also find Akinyele's excellent 'Freaky Deaky' which appeared on a couple of mixtapes but sadly remains unreleased.

Artifacts - The Ultimate
King Sun - NY Love (All Eyez On Sun)
McGruff ft The LOX - Reppin Uptown
MOP - My Kinda Nigga
Ill Al Skratch ft Greg Nice - Me And The Click
talk break
[Crucial Conflict commercial]
Powerule ft Noreaga - Well Connected
Nine - Lyin King
Nine interview & freestyle
The Roots - The Good The Bad & The Desolate
Adagio - Obvious Joint
Lace Da Booms -Ain't No Secret
CNN - Stick You
ATCQ - Peace Prosperity & Paper
Cru ft Black Rob - Nuthin But
Lace Da Booms - Cut That Weak Shit
Akinyele - Freaky Deaky 
Beatnuts - Find That
Heltah Skeltah - Soldiers Gone Psycho
Edo G - Dedicated
Jeru The Damaja - One Day

NB: not 100% that I have the a and b side of the tape in the correct order but the way Stretch is talking in the first part makes me think that it's the beginning of the show. Also, Adagio appeared at the beginning of side 2 and also at the end (after Jeru 'One Day'). I gave up trying to figure it all out because life's too short.


  1. You can find Akinyele - Freaky on his Unreleased Hits Comp..

  2. thanks for sharing StepOne !