The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show

November 29, 1990
WKCR (89.9 FM)
New York, NY, USA (Columbia University)

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's 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 piecing 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.

Tracklist
  • 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 this clip, which in turn was used in the Radio That Changed Lives documentary.

- DJ Step One