Archive for the 'Radio' Category

Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff – Unreleased Westwood Freestyle & Mix

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

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.

Previously: Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff Perform “Summertime” in Vegas

Big Pun & Fat Joe on The Stretch & Bobbito Show in 1995

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015


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.

He explains:

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”.

Listen below.

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Jay Z – Unreleased Tim Westwood Freestyle (1999)

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

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

Video: A$AP Rocky – Electric Body (Live at BBC Radio 1)

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Here’s A$AP Rocky’s performance of “Electric Body” on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1. Listen to his full appearance below.

Previously: A$AP Rocky on BBC1 Radio with Annie Mac (Audio)

Audio: A$AP Rocky on BBC1 Radio with Annie Mac

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015


Earlier this week, Rocky sat down with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 for an interview and some live performances of tracks from At.Long.Last.A$AP. Rocky performed “Electric Body” and “L$D” and speaks on the creative space he’s in and what he’s trying to do with music through his new album and future work. At the end he performs a cover of The Castaways’ 1965 song “Liar, Liar.”

Listen below.

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Video: Dave East on Real Late with Rosenberg

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

On the heels of the release of his Hate Me Now project, Dave East sits down with Rosenberg on Real Late. He speaks on meeting Nas through family and friends in Queens, their track “Forbes List,” his time playing ball in college and more. At the end he blesses us with a quick freestyle.

Previously: DJ OP ft. Dave East – Glory Freestyle

Listen to a Rare Run DMC & A Tribe Called Quest Freestyle

Thursday, October 15th, 2015


Tim Westwood just liberated this rare freestyle session between Run DMC and A Tribe Called Quest from his show on Capital FM during the early 90′s. I’m not sure what year this was, but Run was talking about “hoes on his dick”, Phife spit his “Check The Rhime” verse and Jarobi was not only there, but he jumped on the mic. Classic material.

Listen below.

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Video: The Game – West Coast Needs Me & Back To The Future Freestyles

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The Game stopped by The Liftoff with Eric Dlux and Justin Credible on LA’s Power 106 and went off top over some Fetty Wap, Drake and Future instrumentals.

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Video: Mick Jenkins – Bootleg Kev Freestyle

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Bootleg Kev plays Common’s “Sixth Sense” instrumental and Mick Jenkins supplies the raps.

Previously: Mick Jenkins Interview with Montreality

Video: Jay Rock – #REALBars Freestyle

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Jay Rock drops some #REALBars in a new freestyle during a stop by Homegrown Radio on LA’s REAL 92.3.

Watch his short interview about the new album #90059 below.

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