Audio: Big L & Jay-Z – Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show Freestyle (10 Minute Version)

How’s this for a rare gem. We’ve all heard the legendary, 7 minute, back and forth freestyle session between L and Hov from the February 23, 1995 episode of the The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR. Shit, most of us can probably spit it word for word. But unless you were listening or recording that night, you probably haven’t heard this extended, nearly 10 minute version.

Two of the best lyricists of all time. Pay homage:

Big L & Jay-Z – Stretch Armstrong & Bobitto Show Freestyle (10 Minute Version)

Big doofy props to DJ Premier Blog & HecticEclectic for the liberation


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196 Responses to “Audio: Big L & Jay-Z – Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show Freestyle (10 Minute Version)”

  1. cOLD Says:

    But, to make it interesting :

    Big L > Jay-Z or Big L < Jay-Z ?

    ^ that's tough, because we never got to witness Big L grow as an artist, so I'd have to go with Hov, cause over the years he perfected his flow – something terrible.

  2. cOLD Says:

    what a nigga gotta do to make a half million without the FBI catching feelings

    ^ im saying.

  3. Hopp Says:

    ” and they wonder why i stan ”

    Who ? You seem to do it professionally.

    Anyway, I’m ghost. Peace, y’nahll.

  4. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    One day your cruisin in your 7 next day your sweatin forgettin your lies Alibis ain’t matchin up, bullshit catchin up
    Hit with the rico, they repo your vehico’
    Everything was all good just a week ago ‘
    Bout to start bitchin’ ain’t you? Ready to start snitchin’ ain’t you?
    I’ll forgive your weak ass, hustlin’ just ain’t you
    Aside from the fast cars; honey’s that shake they ass at bars
    you know you wouldn’t be involved with the underworld dealers,
    carriers of mac-millers
    East coast bodiers, west coast cap peelers
    Little monkey niggas turn gorillas

  5. hl Says:

    cOLD says:

    1996 Greensboro North Carolina

    ^What you know about that cOLD?

  6. cOLD Says:

    The first time i ever smoked was 96 and the tape in my 1987 Chrysler New yorker was reasonable doubt. No one else in fl had any idea who jayz was, but to smoke weed for the first time and listen to nothing but that album, made that album a classic…………

    and they wonder why i stan

    ^ see Ice this the shit I’m talking about… Dialogue.

  7. cOLD Says:

    What you know about that cOLD?

    ^ sheeeiiiit! (clay davis voice)

  8. hl Says:

    cOLD says:

    Yo I swear one day I’m gonna write produce and direct one of illest flicks ever.

    ^email me the rough draft. I’ll tell you what I think of it.

  9. No_neva-eva Says:

    I always though L made Jay-Z seem mad nervous and unsure in this freestyle session. Jay ain’t shit compared to L that night and it sounds like he knows it, he hadn’t really found his flow yet.

    The crazy shit is to think that L was on the verge of signing to the Roc when he was shot in 99. Imagine, L with Jigga, Siegel, Cam at the height of the Roc! L over Just Blaze and Kanye’s early shit. DITC cats would’ve even been featured on L’s shit. AG or Finesse in the mix over there would’ve been crazy.

  10. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    Diggity Das EFX put on a dope show, who knew?

  11. cOLD Says:

    Yo hl, that opening scene is actually real. My nigga Stretch, was doing po-po dirty in that 300 twin turbo (evil twin on the personalized plates) All the while talking on the phone cool as a fan. The sirens were blasting as he was hitting corners. Real nigga shit.

  12. G7 Says:

    dead @ Jay’s speaking voice during the interview. he was 26 then, but he sounds like he’s 16.

  13. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    I think I was the first Canadian to stan for Jigga, saw the Feelin’ It video, ended up having to cop Reasonable Doubt in f’kin Buffalo. After BP2 I couldn’t really back him anymore though. It was the Austin Powers hook that did it for me no homo.

  14. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    cOLD Says:

    October 14th, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    The first time i ever smoked was 96 and the tape in my 1987 Chrysler New yorker was reasonable doubt. No one else in fl had any idea who jayz was, but to smoke weed for the first time and listen to nothing but that album, made that album a classic…………

    and they wonder why i stan

    ^ see Ice this the shit I’m talking about… Dialogue.
    ^^^

    LOL

    The chrysler i had was the ones that talked, you know “Your fuel is low”

    Please fasten your seatbelts

    lol, thatg was mutha fuckn car, i loved my high school, we used to be in there about 5 deep, foggin that bitch up (no homo)….

    I bought the jayz album from sam goodys it was on sale, the tape for 799 and i looked at the credits and it had biggie on it, so i said shit, biggie worth 800, man i bought that shit and me and my homeboy was working at boston chicken. (I was the dish washer, he was the chicken cutter). It was friday we got off and were going to the 24 hour check cashier, after we cash our check, some white boym (no lie) walked up and was like yall want some green. My homeboy was like fuck it and we got a dub sack, my home boy got some philly blunts, rolled that shit and we went to his girlfriend at the time apt. complex. I just sat in the car smoking solo (he would come back to the car every few mins and hit the L) but mainly i was just smoking to L to the head and listening to RD. I did alot of shit since than, but as reg. as that shit is, those were good times. That was the first week of summer and let me tell u that was a crazy ass summer

  15. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    300 twin turbo

    ^^^

    classic whip

  16. cOLD Says:

    hl Says:

    October 14th, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    cOLD says:

    Yo I swear one day I’m gonna write produce and direct one of illest flicks ever.

    ^email me the rough draft. I’ll tell you what I think of it.

    ^ I got a script writing in the bag already, its not your typical film tho, type enigmatic. I’ll hit you with the plot before nxt week.

  17. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    hl Says:

    October 14th, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    cOLD says:

    Yo I swear one day I’m gonna write produce and direct one of illest flicks ever.

    ^email me the rough draft. I’ll tell you what I think of it.

    ^^^^^

    No joke, tru story..A movie based on Puffy would be the best hip hop movie of all time..Think about all the shit he has been thru.

    his dad hustle with nicky barnes and frank wright, than got killed. Then he made jodeci, mary j blige, biggie and all the drama over the years. If Puff told it all, i swear it would be a hit. He got all that j lo drama, the shyne shooting, the bball game where 6 people died. Shit diddy got drama for years

  18. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    Puffy’s seen drama but that shit sounds like the most depressing movie ever.

    Act 2: Puffy meets Biggie, Biggie dies
    Act 3: Puffy signs Shyne, bags J. Lo. Shyne gets locked/J.Lo bounces.
    Act 4: Clubbing with Xhibit

  19. hl Says:

    cOLD says:

    Yo hl, that opening scene is actually real. My nigga Stretch, was doing po-po dirty in that 300 twin turbo (evil twin on the personalized plates) All the while talking on the phone cool as a fan. The sirens were blasting as he was hitting corners. Real nigga shit.

    ^I see.

  20. hl Says:

    I got a script writing in the bag already, its not your typical film tho, type enigmatic. I’ll hit you with the plot before nxt week.

    ^dope.

  21. G7 Says:

    Vincent Van

    where u from in Ontario? i thought you were BSG’s alternate alias to Don Vicenzo. lol. I didn’t get a chance to go to that Das EFX show. it was Momz birthday.

  22. bLACK fAVRE Says:

    ^ I got a script writing in the bag already, its not your typical film tho, type enigmatic. I’ll hit you with the plot before nxt week.

    —————–

    let me be in the flick b (and help write & direct & produce and carry weed & whatnot)..

    and i wanna do a sex scene with Bria Myles yo… tastefully done of course… ill even do it for SAG scale wages…

    have your people call my people no homo …

  23. Heroine Headliner Says:

    Bsg nice wit da mic…..

    Got more bars den da prison…..

  24. cOLD Says:

    Vincent Van Dro Says:

    October 14th, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    300 twin turbo

    ^^^

    classic whip

    ^ indeed

    *daps farve*

  25. Heroine Headliner Says:

    Black favre when you gon drop dat verse, nicca you takin long…..

  26. hl Says:

    bLACK fAVRE Says:

    let me be in the flick b (and help write & direct & produce and carry weed & whatnot)..

    ^lol

  27. cOLD Says:

    Black favre when you gon drop dat verse, nicca you takin long…..

    ^ seriously. Land don’t wanna showcase his talents and come off arrogant, that’s why he’s been prodding joe88, looking for a reason to put the heat out.

  28. b-ease Says:

    It was the Austin Powers hook that did it for me no homo.

    ^^
    It ruins what would have been a highly respectable Nas diss.

  29. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    where u from in Ontario? i thought you were BSG’s alternate alias to Don Vicenzo. lol. I didn’t get a chance to go to that Das EFX show. it was Momz birthday.

    ^^^

    I kinda hate on that alias lol

    Alternate Ham/Tor

  30. cOLD Says:

    ^ b-ease what you talking about? *daps btw*

  31. fuck boy music Says:

    # Vincent Van Dro Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I think I was the first Canadian to stan for Jigga, saw the Feelin’ It video, ended up having to cop Reasonable Doubt in f’kin Buffalo. After BP2 I couldn’t really back him anymore though. It was the Austin Powers hook that did it for me no homo.

    ^Not to mention that it came out 2 years after the Nas-Jay beefed died out…

    Bp2 is trash.

  32. fuck boy music Says:

    Any niggas here get their ass licked?

    i lost my anal virginity to wifey last week..

  33. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    I think a Wu movie would be the best hip hop related movie.

    It’d have to be stylized properly like half shaolin half staten island.

  34. cOLD Says:

    smh this the same nigga that asked if semen burns your eyes. *cry dies* (c) feces.

  35. cOLD Says:

    I think a Wu movie would be the best hip hop related movie.

    It’d have to be stylized properly like half shaolin half staten island

    ^ this movie is pretty predictable, no?…

  36. Jersey*made*me Says:

    So ain’t nobody gone tell Iceberg “used to be” Slim to STFU? Beyonce will never have Jay Z babies as long as this nigga keep drinking em.

  37. bLACK fAVRE Says:

    Heroine Headliner Says:

    October 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    Black favre when you gon drop dat verse, nicca you takin long…..

    ——————–

    after hearing BSG rhyme, i might NEVER record again…

    there’s no reason that nigga shouldnt be amongst the professionals…

  38. cOLD Says:

    after hearing BSG rhyme, i might NEVER record again…

    there’s no reason that nigga shouldnt be amongst the professionals…

    ^ do tell. Link ?

  39. Vincent Van Dro Says:

    this movie is pretty predictable, no?…

    ^^^

    RZA said Meth carried a heater the size of his leg when they were hustlin
    ODB
    the feds gun running investigation
    dropping 50 down a stairwell
    Cappa driving cabs

    It’d be the hip hop Pulp Fiction. Get Tarantino. Cake.

  40. George W. Push Says:

    that ben baller blog post sounds like a little girl crying. too bad i can’t take back the few minutes it took me to read it.

    seriously, who would post something like that? what money you COULD have made?

    pffft… cry me a fucking river dude. those jesus pieces are gay anyway and would have been bootlegged instantly and this dude would have still seen ZERO dollars. get over your fucking self.

  41. west one Says:

    k… this freestyle made me realize how garbage jay-z’s shit is today… i miss his old shit foreal

  42. moresickaMC Says:

    How many MC’s were spitting on that level in 1995!!?

    Big L was lyrically on the next level…

    though..

    Biggie>>

  43. moresickaMC Says:

    Big L pooped on Jigga (||)

  44. KLO Says:

    London Bloke Says:

    October 14th, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    Best eskay post (n) in years

    ^^^ Co sign!!!

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