Archive for the 'Freestyles' Category
Tim Westwood liberates some rare Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff audio from back in the day. I’m not sure what year this was, but trust it is instant vintage. The real treat here is Jeff’s absolute molestation of LL Cool J’s “Rock The Bells” after Will gives up the mic. Download here.
Revisit 10 other classic Westwood moments here.
Rozay drops a new freestyle over Biggie and Junior Mafia’s classic “Get Money” instrumental for DJ Clue.
Previously: Rick Ross – Where Ya At (Remix)
This right here is a clutch move on the part of DJ Eclipse. If you’ve seen the new Stretch and Bobbito documentary, you know there’s an amazing moment where the pair play a #veryrare Big Pun verse for Fat Joe. I cited that moment as a great example of Stretch and Bob’s legacy and influence in my post about the film, but it’s also a pretty amazing freestyle and a historic moment in NYC Rap radio history.
Well Pun would’ve turned 44 today, and in honor of his born-day Eclipse has liberated the full audio from that August 31st, 1995 show.
I always recorded my guest sets on KCR so I couldn’t for the life of me understand why I wouldn’t have the one Riz and I did when Fat Joe brought up Big Pun for the first time (along w/Armageddon & Keith Nut). Come to find out I forgot to label the tapes with the date. Anyway, seems only fitting to post this today on Pun’s birthday. Joe starts the interview (151:40) and plays some joints off his album before introducing everyone to the mic (167:42). I threw on “Broken Language” and Pun set it all off. Other dope moments were the Pumpkinhead, Natural Elements and O.C./Poops promos that Bob started off the night with before Riz got on (10:20) and showed off (see Nas Remix). Bobbito plays a demo set in the middle of the show (113:15) before Terror Squad arrives and then I close it out (179:22). And what would a Stretch & Bobbito show be without comedy from Lord Sear (228:30) For more insight on this Pun appearance check out the movie “Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives”.
Prodigy jumps on former nemesis Jay Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” instrumental for this week’s entry in DJ Absolut’s #MixtapeMondays series.
Here’s a vintage on-air Jay Z freestyle from 1999 that Tim Westwood just liberated. Over the course of about 4 minutes, Hov lays down portions of his verses from “Come And Get Me,” “Do It Again,” and “NYMP,” plus some bonus bars.
Previously: 10 Classic On-Air Freestyles with Tim Westwood