Stretch and Bobbito launch EP of Remixed Freestyles by Infamous BIG, Jay Z and Extra: Hear
Stretch and Bobbito, whose New York radio show helped popularize a barrage of hip-hop heavyweights in the 1990s, have released a new EP with remix freestyles from some of their program guests. Freestyle EP 1 includes Notorious BIG, Jay Z, Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Big L. The release celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito shows and is the first of three EPs to be released in the coming months. Check out a video below to remix the duo of a freestyle between Method Man and Ghostface Killah.
Freestyle EP 1 comes out in conjunction with a new radio show the couple has on Apple Music. They previously hosted a podcast for NPR, What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito. The new mixes have been remastered from their original tape recordings and updated with new music from Stretch and Bobbito’s M-19s band. The EPs will culminate in a full album next year, but a release date for these future installments has not yet been announced. In 2014, Nas shared another previously unreleased freestyle from 1993 from The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show in the re-launch of Illmatic’s 20th anniversary.