The legendary Stretch and Cool Bob Love visited their old stomping grounds at WKCR a few nights ago to do another reunion show where they played a bunch of throwback classics, demos and other rarities, in true fashion. J57 hipped me to game ahead of time, but due to a power outage, I was unable to catch it live. Thank Allah for the internets!
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Tomorrow (January 18th) I will be joining the legendary Stretch Armstrong once again for a night full of good tunes and positive energy at Manhattan’s Santos Party House. Last month’s edition was pretty fun (and packed), so I anticipate the same for this go-round (especially with the open bar). Hope to see you all there.
In response to Skillz’s much needed rant about the latest 2011 BET Ciphers, I wanted to throw up two freestyles (off-the-dome and written shit) from Skillz to showcase to the dopeboyz / girlz, for those who may not be familiar with his skills (no pun). These two freestyles came a couple years before he released his debut album (I still think it’s flawless), From Where??? Apparently the definition of “freestyle” has been lost in translation, and so has the skill of coming up with really dope similes, snaps and punchlines (and not the Big Sean / Drake “punchlines” either). Besides the obvious, respected artists, what are the dopeboyz and girlz’s favorite freestyle MCs, of yesterday and today?
Here is more footage of Stretch and Kool Bob Love’s 20th-year anniversary celebration in New York last Thursday. Congrats are in order for two individuals doing what a good chunk of today’s artists out now won’t be able to accomplish: remain culturally relevant for two decades.
This past Thursday, Bobbito Garcia (Cool Bob Love) and Stretch Armstrong celebrated their 20th anniversary of their world renowned Hip-Hop show (WKCR), although this time, instead of a broadcast, they took it live on stage at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Congrats and salutes to those two legends. Best believe they had Golden Era artists throwing it down, from Masta Ace to Buckshot, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Nice & Smooth, The Beatnuts and DJ Premier. RR
Dante Ross was on hand to catch the final episode of Squeeze Radio – which was inherited by Sucio Smash from Stretch and Bob in 1998 – which reunited the two hip hop icons on the show for the first time since they left a dozen years ago. More footage down bottom.
Walking back from a shooting in Harlem, we bumped into Stretch Armstrong, right in front of WCKR. That’s the station where he started – in 1990 – what would later become the “Stretch and Bobbito Show”, which many consider the best show ever.
The guy NORE used to call “the albino ostrige” recalls a number of great moments and a greater number of (then) unsigned rappers who blazed the show : cats like Jay-Z, Eminem, Big Pun, ODB, Big L, Biggie, and also a 16 y.o kid in shorts called Nasir…