Stretch And Bobbito - Radio That Changed Lives: 03/02/95 (Cassette)
During the 1990s, the Stretch and Bobbito Radio Show a.k.a. "89tec9" introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, Cypress Hill, Fat Joe, and the Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their show exceed 300 million. Stretch and Bobbito created a platform that changed music forever.
In an era before the internet, listeners recorded the weekly Stretch and Bobbito program on cassette, then dubbed them and shared copies with their friends around the world. Fat Beats Distribution was also responsible for the global spread of 89tec9 tapes, providing a platform for record stores and hip hop shops to sell them.
Stretch and Bobbito archived shows are now available again through Fat Beats on cassette, starting with the show from March 2nd 1995. With classics like Smiff-N-Wessun’s “Sound Bwoy Buriel,” Diamond D’s “Dope Sound” J.U.N.I.O.R. Mafia’s “Player’s Anthem,” LL Cool J’s original uncensored “No Airplay,” Channel Live’s “Mad Izm” (Buckwild Remix), Jay-Z’s “In My Lifetime,” Tha Liks “Next Level,” Nas’s “Life’s a Bitch” (Buckwild Remix), Black Moon & Smiff-N-Wessun’s “Headz Ain’t Ready,” as well as cuts by Showbiz & AG, Artifacts, Jeru and others, this tape is a window smack dab into the middle of the 90’s. This show featured live in-studio appearances by AG, Mad Skillz and a particularly enthusiastic, expectedly off-the-wall interview and freestyle by the Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Pop one in your walkman or boom box and relive a time in hip hop that can never be duplicated!
Tape proceeds help fund the upcoming STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES documentary film coming out this Fall 2015.