Stretch and Bobbito Launch EP of Remixed Freestyles by Infamous B.I.G., Jay Z, and Extra: Hear
Stretch and Bobbito, whose New York radio show helped popularize a flood of hip-hop heavyweights in the 1990s, have released a new EP of remixed freestyles by some of their program’s guests. Freestyle EP 1 features Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, and Big L. The release celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show, and it’s the first of a set of three EPs arriving in coming months. Watch a video for the duo’s remix of a freestyle between Method Man and Ghostface Killah below.
Freestyle EP 1 arrives in conjunction with a new radio show that the pair have on Apple Music. They had previously hosted a podcast for NPR, What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito. The new mixes have been remastered from their original cassette 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 those future installments has not yet been announced. In 2014, Nas shared another previously unreleased 1993 freestyle from The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on the 20th anniversary reissue of Illmatic.