Bombing Bedrock : Artifacts in The Source (1994)

July 31, 2009

Bönz Malone interviews Tame One & El Da Sensei for The Source, back in august 1994. The freestyle is from around the same time, on the Stretch Armstrong Show, hosted by Bobbito.

Artifacts : Freestyle on 89 tec 9 (DivShare)

Big Banger Theory : Smiff N Wessun in Ego Trip (1995)

January 16, 2009

Article on Smiff N Wessun written by Rob Marriott in Ego Trip, 1995.

Black Moon and Smiff N Wessun : Freestyle in The Stretch Armstrong Show (ZShare)

Days Like This… : A Tribe Called Quest In The Source (1993)

January 26, 2008

Cover story on Tribe Called Quest by Kierna Mayo Dawsey in the december 1993 issue of The Source.

A Tribe Called Quest, Black Thought & Consequence : Freestyle on Future Flava (DivShare)


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A Man For All Seasons : KRS One in The Source (1997)

July 29, 2007

KRS was the first to have his face on the front page of The Source, and I think this is the last time he was on the cover. A very good feature written by Carlito Rodriguez in march 1997, probably one the most personal piece about him where he talks about his friends, his wife and his two sons Kris and the late Randy.

KRS One, Lord Finesse & Supernatural : Freestyle (DivShare)



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Categories : Feature, Bronx, Freestyle.

Blueprint Of Longevity : KRS One in Egotrip (1995)

July 28, 2007

KRS One tells Cheo H. Coker the Kris Parker Story, in EgoTrip, winter 1995.

KRS One & Common : freestyle on Hot 97


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The Studio Star Behind the Fresh Prince: Jazzy Jeff in Rap Express (1991)+podcast

July 23, 2007

Here is an interview I did with my man Jazzy Jeff a few months ago. I first met Jeff when he did his solo album. I was handling the promo for BBE and I got to hang around with him, take him record shopping with journalists while he was supposed to stay at the hotel etc. So we got to chat but my job was not to harrass him with questions, which got a little bit frustrating. So now I don’t work for BBE anymore so last time he came to town I had the opportunity to sit down with him for 45 minutes to do a proper interview.

Part 1 : On Philly, meeting Will, Word Up, and New-York rappers
Part 2 : On Jive, Hollywood, Kenny Dope, Skillz, Serato, and his favourite DJ
Part 3 : On Columbia, his crew of producers, and BBE

And not that you care, but the magazine scan below is from Rap Express in 1991, the offspring of teen metal magazine Circus. No, I couldn’t find any feature on Jazzy Jeff from any reputable hip-hop magazine.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince : Capital Radio freestyle part 1
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince :
Capital Radio freestyle part 2



Categories : Freestyle, Podcast, DJ.

Holder Of The Rock : LL Cool J interview in The Source (1993)

June 12, 2007

Great interview where LL Cool J answers the questions of Reginald C. Dennis. Unfortunately I don’t have a copy of the Dangerous practice session that he played for him, so instead the audio is a live recording of LL dissing Ice T over the Keni Burke instrumental.

LL Cool J : Freestyle live at Chuck Chillout Birthday Party (zShare)
LL Cool J : Freestyle live at Chuck Chillout Birthday Party (DivShare)

Unsigned Hype : Mad Skillz in The Source (1994)

June 2, 2007

Profile on Virginia MC Mad Skillz in the reputable section known as Unsigned Hype from august 1994. The MP3 is from the radio session mentioned in the article.

Mad Skillz & Q-Tip : Freestyle on 89tec9 (zShare)
Mad Skillz & Q-Tip : Freestyle on 89tec9 (DivShare)


Category : Virginia, Freestyle, Matty C, Unsigned.

Funk From Hell : Redman feature in The Source (1992)

April 2, 2007

December 1992, Redman as seen by The Source’s Editor In Chief, Jon Shecter, the accompanying freestyle is from a 1996 Bad Boy mixtape.

Redman : Freestyle from the Puff Daddy/Stretch Armstrong mixtape


Categories : Jon Shecter, Hit Squad, Feature, Freestyle.

Street’s Disciple : Nas cover story in RapPages (1994)

February 6, 2007

Long interview of Nas by Bobbito, from RapPages, in may 1994. So you know the audio had to come from 89tec9. Review by Elliott Wilson.

Nas : Freestyle on The Stretch Armstrong Show Hosted By Bobbito


Categories : Bobbito, Elliott Wilson, Freestyle, Interview, Review, Queens.