Video: Stretch Armstrong Remembers a 16 Year Old Named Nasir

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 named Nasir…

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101 Responses to “Video: Stretch Armstrong Remembers a 16 Year Old Named Nasir”

  1. Gravity Says:

    I always thought A.Keys was sexier than most of these R&B chics, you know she got a Dyson mouf based on how she blow tracks… Damn Swizz.

    That homewrecker shit ain’t the business though.

  2. 456 Says:

    pete and cypher has the closest approximation to stretch and bobbito

  3. "A" Chick Le Fleur - U Can Thank Me Later Says:

    That homewrecker shit ain’t the business though.
    —————–
    I’m saying yo…his kid is now what..2 or somethin? Papers ain’t fully complete on the divorce. Mashonda poppin off on the blogs.

    A Keys straight played herself on that. She’s about to be the female NAS.

    Beyonce WON.

  4. Wu is 4 tha po kids mayne Says:

    RIP BIG L

  5. k1ng Says:

    RAPTORS!

  6. SeniorCivilian Says:

    Hey guys, if any of y’all have it, can you send me Wale’s Attention Deficit?
    the email is jsullivan21@hotmail.com
    thanks in advance

  7. MGarvey Says:

    always thought Nas was one of the most gifted rappers i’ve ever heard, his word choices, the way he kind of spits words like Kool G Rap but kinda the flow and word choices of Rakim.

    sucks that the media sh8ts on him, top 10 in my opinion, lots of album cut gems

  8. g7 Says:

    Life is Like a Dice Game >>

  9. Gravity Says:

    A Keys straight played herself on that.

    ^

    In a just world she’d get called out on that. This is the age where harlots and pimps get more Airtime than any reall issue of importance so I wouldn’t hold my breath on that..

  10. Black Brokaw Says:

    MOSHANDA? knows she doesn’t look as good as Ms. Cook. If anything it would be Kaseem’s fault for not ending the relationship earlier.

  11. k1ng Says:

    honestly it’s the year of fitness…everyones on a healthy tip…ain’t no fat nigga gettin any love…

  12. Rap Radar :: Stretch Armstrong On The Good Ol’ Days Says:

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  13. Mag Says:

    CAMMMMMMMMMMMEL

  14. Mag Says:

    “He 46 years old, I dont respect my elders”

  15. Asparaghost Says:

    that wale album pretty damn good..all the nahgger negative reviews in the world couldn’t change shit about it

    nigga wordplay crazy

    “the capital I’m raising like I’m done punctuating; or shift key or an eye placement; cuz shifting keys get your capital raised up”

  16. 456 Says:

    hate is viral

  17. DFreshh Says:

    Just checked Bow Wow’s wikipedia… Smh why i did but..
    .
    New Jack City II is the sixth studio album from rapper Bow Wow[2]. This is Bow Wow’s first solo album to receive a Parental Advisory label. However this album was mainly only bought by Nadege, his # 1 fan…she swears that he’s the best rapper of all time! she went out and bought like 100,000 copies…she has hopes that one day he will be a real celebrity.

    New Hell Rell??!

  18. Suaveebolaayatollahsaudiarabiacocacola Says:

    honestly it’s the year of fitness…everyones on a healthy tip…ain’t no fat nigga gettin any love…

    ^^

    Lol – I knocked off a few pounds, but you’d be surprised what an English accent will do for you in T Dot.

  19. b-ease Says:

    Beans lost.

  20. Frank Says:

    Hov show! Fuck some Beans, amma be stanning hard tonight.

  21. Mag Says:

    I wanna hear beans over the DOA beat.

  22. Carlos Voltron AKA Dixie Normous Says:

    All this Beans/Jay-Z fuckery made me respect freeway even more. Instead of crying to Jay, he took issues into his own hands and made room for himself. Is he ever gonna be bigger than Jay? No. But he definitely understands that it’s only so many times a nigga can put you on.

  23. Premier Says:

    b-ease Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Beans lost.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    thats what im saying

  24. Mag Says:

    All this Beans/Jay-Z fuckery made me respect freeway even more. Instead of crying to Jay, he took issues into his own hands and ran to fif for some “real money.”
    ^

    Fixed

  25. DJ Stretch Armstrong Reminisces On The Unsigned Days Of Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z & More « Crook From The Brook Says:

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  26. Canadian Kush Says:

    is this the kind of halloween they give us at nahright? post something already……

  27. samsohn Says:

    only person that comes out of the beans/jay stuff = 50 CENT

  28. De_Here Says:

    *sees no comments on Lil Cease post* Cease stays losin

  29. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    Lol @ Ease subtly handing out an L.

  30. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Nasir Jones,playdough nigga/What I look like a Fredo nigga?

    Why yes,yes you do Beanie.Speaking out against the family.

  31. the real truth Says:

    *Daps All*

    Nas >>

  32. the real truth Says:

    I’m in love with two women
    The one that birth me
    and the one that birth her
    Know that you gotta hurt me
    Before you hurt her or hurt her
    Or hurt them or hurt we
    I cursed see the worsest death
    Beat you niggas to a thirsest breath
    Off wit ya head niggas, fuck that all purpose vest
    I’m ridin all out for Umi
    Christian Caffer, though I follow the path of the sumi
    What can I do but bow down and give offerings
    For the lady with the softest skin
    Keep picturin grams tuckin me in
    Breakin me out of her change purse
    Slash teacher, slash preacher, slash changed nurse
    One woman, ten boys, seven daughters
    Three story house wit no supporter
    Damn, you wanna get your life in order
    Words from the oldest boy of your youngest daughter

    ^
    Beans Killed This

  33. Jersey*made*me Says:

    *daps truth*

    Nas >>

    Why of course.

  34. JihaD Says:

    only person that comes out of the beans/jay stuff = 50 CENT

    ^^^^^

    Fuck Outta Here… Why do you bitch ass crybabies always try to make 50 this evil bogeyman that orchestrates this shit. Shawn Carter is responsible for being a douche’ to the people he called “family”… He has built his career on the back of people like Dehavon, Dame, Biggs, Big L, Jaz-O, Sauce Money, Da Ranjaz, Rell, Christion’, State Property, Freeway, and Sigel, and now the truth is starting to come out.

    JihaD

  35. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Anybody know if that was the real BISD,I don’t think so.

  36. the real truth Says:

    Anybody know if that was the real BISD,I don’t think so.

    ^
    D-Block Told Me It Was Real And It Fits The Itunes Playlist…Plus No Word From Curtis Since Im almost 80% Sure its the real thing…But Whatd U Think Of The Album/Advance or whatever it was…IMO its 4 out of 5 and BISD > Massacre/Curtis Best Songs Put Together

    “That Nigga Buck Like ___ Tell Mama He Done Smoked The Tv” *DEAD*

  37. 456 Says:

    Dehavon, Dame, Biggs, Big L, Jaz-O, Sauce Money, Da Ranjaz, Rell, Christion’, State Property, Freeway, and Sigel, and now the truth is starting to come out.

    ^you clearly wouldnt know the truth if it kicked you in the teeth

  38. cMac Says:

    the blog is back, I need ya’ll to read this one. and spread the word please.

    chasingthecool.wordpress.com

  39. cMac Says:

    a tribe called quest Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    Alicia has the whole package, Rosa Acosta seems like the perfect mistress

    ^^^
    I thought Alicia was Sqizzy’s mistress??

  40. Jersey*made*me Says:

    America was built on the blood,sweat,and tears of African slaves but we can’t keep crying about it,regardless of how fucked up we get treated by the system.We gotta make the best of our opportunities and stay outta prison.If we catch a felony and get blackballed from mainstream jobs, and education loans and grants we can only look in the mirror.That’s the best analogy I can think of for Beans vs. Jay.Niggas gotta own up to their part of their well-being.

  41. 456 Says:

    America was built on the blood,sweat,and tears of African slaves but we can’t keep crying about it,regardless of how fucked up we get treated by the system.We gotta make the best of our opportunities and stay outta prison.If we catch a felony and get blackballed from mainstream jobs, and education loans and grants we can only look in the mirror.That’s the best analogy I can think of for Beans vs. Jay.Niggas gotta own up to their part of their well-being.

    ^so you are comparing being on rocafella records with slavery?

  42. Jersey*made*me Says:

    @truth

    I like that jawn.My guilty pleasure is Baby By Me,I think that joint bangs personally.50 is always good for a hit record or two every trip.Lyrically he seems focused like pre-GRODT.

  43. Jersey*made*me Says:

    ^so you are comparing being on rocafella records with slavery?

    ^^
    Do you know the difference between an analogy and a comparison?Don’t be silly fam.

  44. the real truth Says:

    @truth

    I like that jawn.My guilty pleasure is Baby By Me,I think that joint bangs personally.50 is always good for a hit record or two every trip.Lyrically he seems focused like pre-GRODT.

    ^
    My Shit On That Album Are “Do You Think About Me” And “Stretch”…I Really Have Never Listened to Baby By Me To Be honest…As Soon As The Sample Ends And I Hear The Beat Its Like Natural Reaction to hit Skip

  45. Jersey*made*me Says:

    My Shit On That Album Are “Do You Think About Me” And “Stretch”…I Really Have Never Listened to Baby By Me To Be honest…As Soon As The Sample Ends And I Hear The Beat Its Like Natural Reaction to hit Skip
    ^^

    That joint is contagious once that NeYo singing gets stuck in your head.But 50 being a sales whore must be SICK about that leak.He got sexy ass Kelly Rowland in the vid,that should be dope.

  46. 456 Says:

    Do you know the difference between an analogy and a comparison?Don’t be silly fam.

    ^nah i agree with your overall point, but i just didn’t understand the slavery part.

  47. Dehaven Says:

    Jay didn’t invite me to the wedding

  48. the real truth Says:

    @Jersey

    Kelly Rowland > Beyonce

    I Aint Afraid To Say It…BTW To MeHaving Her in The Video Is Jay Fueled

  49. Jersey*made*me Says:

    BTW To MeHaving Her in The Video Is Jay Fueled
    ^^

    LOL,I just peeped the connection.That nigga Curtis is something else,smh.

  50. the real truth Says:

    That nigga Curtis is something else,smh.

    ^
    Werd Like Jay’s Gonna Be Like “Damn I Picked The Wrong Child?” LOL Hes Dellusional

  51. De_Here Says:

    @the real truth

    Blaze killed that beat too…that beans song is one of my favorites…that album is a personal favorite of mine

  52. the real truth Says:

    that album is a personal favorite of mine

    ^
    This..The Truth Alone > Most Albums…Beans last jawn The Broad Street Bully Was Crack too

  53. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Like Beans said”my gangsta ain’t never been on trial”,this is true.I like Beans as a rapper,I actually think him and Styles P are 1a and 1b for the hardest out(nh).But he’ll have a hard time selling in this climate,he should just go out the trunk hood to hood like the southern cats.I bet he can do gold(500,000) out the trunk,in the hoods.That might be the new way to eat,that and shows.

  54. Gravity Says:

    Like Beans said”my gangsta ain’t never been on trial”,this is true.

    ^

    Beans lost his gangster the day he called the cops to his fake shootout scene… What part of that is gangster?

  55. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Random:That Big Boi joint w/Gucci is crazy!

    But,i’d rather eat pizza from Haiti than listen to a Gucci solo record.

  56. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Beans lost his gangster the day he called the cops to his fake shootout scene… What part of that is gangster?

    ^^
    Link.

  57. Gravity Says:

    @ Jersey,

    I’m at work so I can’t link it but remember when ole boy claimed ni99as shot him up on Siegel St.? That whole shit was found to be a hoax by the cops, they couldn’t find evidence of nothing Siegel said, they also said the shots were self-inflicted.. google it, you may find something.. its 3-4yrs old.

  58. cOLD Says:

    *daps truth*

    Nas >>

    Why of course

    ^ you aint know?

  59. Gravity Says:

    I’m a huge fan of Sigel’s music so I don’t point these things out to hate.. Facts are facts though..

  60. cOLD Says:

    @ Jersey,

    I’m at work so I can’t link it but remember when ole boy claimed ni99as shot him up on Siegel St.? That whole shit was found to be a hoax by the cops, they couldn’t find evidence of nothing Siegel said, they also said the shots were self-inflicted.. google it, you may find something.. its 3-4yrs old.

    ^didnt beans drive himself to the hospital or some shit. That’s when treaching yourself was popular.

  61. Gravity Says:

    ^didnt beans drive himself to the hospital or some shit. That’s when treaching yourself was popular.

    ^

    This. story is out there, thats why I wonder why it is easy for som1 who has done so many questionable things for fame is not on trial for the incosistency with his G.

  62. Dehaven Says:

    Jay didn’t invite me to the wedding. I sent a gift he sent it back

  63. the real truth Says:

    Beanie Sigel Shot in Arm, During Robbery Attempt, Leaves Hospital
    AP

    Beanie Sigel, the popular rapper who has been shadowed by his violent past, was wounded by gunfire during an attempted robbery early Thursday. The holdup was attempted around 7 a.m. by five males traveling in two cars, but there was some confusion about where the shooting took place, police said.

    Sigel’s attorney, Fortunato Perri Jr., said the shooting appeared to be “a random act of violence.”

    The 32-year-old rapper spent a few hours at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania before leaving around 11:40 a.m. Thursday in a wheelchair, wearing a hospital gown, blue jeans and a blanket over his head. He also had a bloodstained towel on his right shoulder.

    After getting into a black Mercedes, Sigel lowered the car window and said, “I got shot. I’m cool.”

    Moments later, he pulled his hospital gown aside and showed a bandage on his left shoulder to reporters. His left arm was in a sling and his left hand was bloody, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on its Web site.

  64. the real truth Says:

    Was Beanie Sigel the Target of a Hit?

    The rapper’s recent shooting smells like a warning.

    When Beanie Sigel got shot in late May, word spread quickly that he was cooperating with the cops. Two cars had cornered him in the early morning near 22nd and McClellan streets, he said. Four guys had emerged with guns. They took his cash and jewelry, and then started firing at him as he hot-footed it back to his car.

    The story didn’t seem like it would pass the smell test, but on May 27 the Daily News reported that police were saying the rapper’s story “checks out.” But last week Police Capt. Joseph O’Brien didn’t put it that way. “We can’t show that it was a robbery,” said O’Brien, whose South Detectives division is overseeing the case. “We have our concerns.”

    The concern, of course, is whether Philly’s Biggie-sized rapper is telling the truth. “He’s cooperating in the sense that he’s giving us information,” says O’Brien. “Whether that information is accurate remains to be seen.”

    O’Brien says Sigel gave various accounts of where he was at the time of the shooting, all of which put him in the same general area. But the police received no reports of gunfire in the vicinity before 7 a.m., when the rapper said he was busy being shot. They looked for shooting reports in other areas, and again found none.

    O’Brien says the police also can’t prove Sigel wasn’t robbed, and that the investigation is “ongoing.”

    That’s the official word. But on the street, in drug circles and among city cops with a knowledge of Sigel’s past, the rapper wasn’t the victim of a robbery at all.

    He was the recipient of a warning.

    Two carloads of guys with guns roll up on Beanie Sigel and corner him on the street like James Caan’s “Sonny” in The Godfather? Right.

    Rent the movie and see: None of those guys checked Sonny’s pockets after they unloaded countless rounds into his chest and stomach.

    What seems more likely is that Sigel—who’s allegedly the subject of a federal drug-trafficking investigation—needs to get out of whatever he’s been doing.

    “He’s been tied into homicide investigations before,” says one homicide cop. “But no one could ever charge him with anything.”

    According to this cop and an undercover narcotics investigator, the guys who put a bullet through Sigel’s arm either represent a rival drug organization he’s been fighting with over territory or the ghosts of drug wars past.

    Around 2000 Sigel was rolling with guys from the 23rd and Tasker crew, against a group that operated in the area of 16th and Annin in South Philly. The deaths of Kevin Jackson, Ricky Stevenson, Ray Nina and Edmund Thomas—names that loomed large in the street—were all tied to that ongoing battle.

    Sigel’s then-blooming music career provided the backdrop for the gang rivalry. Sigel’s first disc The Truth was released in February 2000.

    “This was a hit,” says one former drug dealer. “Whatever he’s involved in right now, they’re telling him he’s got to get out. This was just to show him he can be touched. ‘Cause next time—that’s it.”

    Beanie Sigel didn’t return calls for comment.

    To compound the music star’s troubles, PW has also learned that Sigel has received a second federal grand jury subpoena to testify in an ongoing investigation of alleged drug dealer Alton Coles, who was indicted in March.

    “If law enforcement had a scintilla of evidence against my client,” says the rapper’s attorney Fred Perri, “they’d charge him with a crime.”

  65. mr. vengeance Says:

    good for you stretch

  66. Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:

    i Built The Arch, Mami, Cry Me A River
    blacken My Heart By Puttin’ Light Liquor In The Liver
    put My All In The Part That Spreads Apart Now I’m Back Together
    young Goldie, The Mack Forever
    heard They Love It When I’m Heard On Hoes
    said A G Don’t Give A Bitch No Cheese Or Security Codes
    i Agree, My Lady Ain’t No Bitch, She Gets Whatever I Own
    so When You See Her, Understand That’s Me, Nigga
    understand I’m The Same Og, Nigga
    i Know The Difference Between A Bitch And A B, Nigga

  67. landLORD Says:

    Beyonce > 1000 Kelly Rowlands

  68. Gravity Says:

    @ Jersey, here is one link

    chartattack.com/news/41386/police-say-beanie-sigel-lied-about-circumstances-of-may-shooting

  69. Gravity Says:

    Police said they will listen for potential clues about the shooting on Sigel’s next album.

    *dies a thousand deaths*

  70. AmpGeez a.k.a Get Rich Or Blog Tryin' Says:

    The propaganda machine is still in full swing I see.

    SMFH

  71. GMLLZ Says:

    J.Cole is the illest of the new class of emcees. His flow needs work IMO but he spits the gulliest out of all them new niggaz.

  72. The Shot Clock aka I'm a Nahmerican Says:

    and i’ll take probation
    i dont want that Weezy and Vick vacation

  73. Digital Scales Says:

    Yes Stretch and Bobbito was the best radio show ever!

    I got a bunch of shows on cassette in my moms crib, one day I’ll go back and see what I got

    I used to record so much shit off the radio it’s crazy…

  74. mr. vengeance Says:

    BISD >>>>>>>>>

  75. GLITCH Says:

    # g7 Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Life is Like a Dice Game >>

    ____

    truf

  76. ThatMan Says:

    i36.tinypic.com/2e22s60.png

    ^^^^^

    Lil Mama was in the Empire state of Mind video. Nice cameo, b.

  77. CassavaLeaf Says:

    when is that no ceiling ish dropping?

  78. the real truth Says:

    Beyonce > 1000 Kelly Rowlands

    ^
    No-Sign…Shes Not All Make Up And Butt Pads

  79. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    This fucking rain delay is wack.

  80. The Shot Clock aka I'm a Nahmerican Says:

    hot sake >>>

  81. SDP Says:

    Christian Caffer, though I follow the path of the sumi

    ^
    Christian Kaffir, though i follow the path of the Sunni (Islam)

    fixed*

  82. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    Shades >>

  83. the real truth Says:

    Wale & Fashawn Album would Make My Year

  84. nation Says:

    moderated your new name Bleek

  85. PW Says:

    The Shot Clock aka I’m a Nahmerican Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    hot sake >>>

    Something about warm alcohol makes me wanna hurl.

    Warm beer > Hot saki

  86. D_Bleek_4_life Says:

    Good looks….

    This whole beans/hov fiasco is like the real roc break up to me…

  87. D_Bleek_4_life Says:

    Est pitc 9:15

    Lets get this show on the road

  88. The Shot Clock aka I'm a Nahmerican Says:

    D_Bleek_4_life Says:

    ^

    i. fucking. quit.

  89. Dehaven Says:

    Hov didn’t invite me to the wedding

  90. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    # ThatMan Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    i36.tinypic.com/2e22s60.png

    ^^^^^

    Lil Mama was in the Empire state of Mind video. Nice cameo, b.
    ^^^^^
    *DEAD*

  91. D_Bleek_4_life Says:

    i. fucking. quit.
    ^
    lol

    Theres rules to this shit.

  92. Dehaven Says:

    every since sean started hanging with those Harlem cats he been acting funny B.

  93. Dehaven Says:

    As soon as I get $40 from Jaz-O i’m going to take the china bus to Philly and see if I can get in Beans Jay dis video.

  94. The Shot Clock aka I'm a Nahmerican Says:

    Theres rules to this shit.

    ^

    stanleys been goin AWOL lately tho.

  95. The Shot Clock aka I'm a Nahmerican Says:

    Something about warm alcohol makes me wanna hurl.

    Warm beer > Hot saki

    ^

    its an acquired taste…but the drunk is super clean and no hangovers

  96. D_Bleek_4_life Says:

    game time..

  97. Dehaven Says:

    Jay aint no Yankee fan he like the mets

  98. PHENOMENON Says:

    Don King = GOAT Uncle Tom.

  99. De_Here Says:

    # Dehaven Says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Jay aint no Yankee fan he like the mets

    ^^^^

    *Nas’s career*

  100. Obie Says:

    “Nas looked like a kid..but when he spoke what came out of his mouth was like that of a 700 year old wizard” That’s Nas…clever and skillfull!

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