The Best of Stretch and Bobbito – 20 Classic Freestyles

In 1990 DJ Stretch Armstrong and Bobitto Garcia debuted their college radio show on Columbia University’s WKCR (89.9FM) in NYC and left an indelible mark on the culture. The show, which ran until 1998, helped launch the careers of many of hip-hop’s biggest stars—including The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, Big Pun, the Wu-Tang Clan, DMX, Cam’ron, Mobb Deep, Big L and Fat Joe, among others.

Listeners used to tune in to hear rare cuts, b-sides and remixes to some of their favorite songs, as well as interviews and live freestyles. Tomorrow, (early Friday morning on October 22) from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Stretch and Bob will return to WKCR to broadcast a special anniversary show. (Fans outside of NYC can log on to WKCR’s website to hear a live stream).

We here at XXL are pretty excited by the news so to celebrate Stretch and Bobbito’s 20-year anniversary we’ve compiled 20 of the show’s more memorable freestyles. Yes, yes y’all! —Rob Markman

  • G-UNOT KILLA

    MY TOP 5

    1. SPIDER LOC- MY COUSIN HAS BEEN CARRYING THE WEST ON HIS BACC SINCE 04

    2. BIG BADD 40 GLOCC- HE HAS BEEN CHASING UR FAVORITE RAPPER FOR YRS NOW, COMPTON MENANCE DON’T WANT NO FUNK

    3. NIPSY HU$$LE- ROLLIN SIX OWE CRIP, JUST KEEP RICH ROLLIN NO PIRU’S CAN FUCC W/DUDE

    4. SNOOPY BLUE- EAST COAST CRIP GANG 83RD ST MEMBER ALWAYS HAS CLUB BANGAZ AND STREET ANTHEMS

    5. BIG PAY BACC- EVEN THOUGH GARDENA PAYBACC CRIP MEMBER HAS PROBLEMS WITH VILLAGE BOO CRIP MEMBER BIG BAD 40 GLOCC HE HAS BEEN PUTTING A LOT OF GOOD STUFF OUT THERE

    THOSE ARE THE TOP 5 LYRICAL MC’S OUT CURRENTLY

    • Unkut

      get yuh soft ass outta here homo

    • Beezzie

      Crab killa nigga

    • http://xxl.com jshepp

      ARE you serious lol!? im from the west coast and i dont know 1 person who would consider 40 glocc or snoopy blue LYRICAL!

  • B Eazy

    Much respect to XXL for this one. I’ll forgive your next 5 Gucci Mane and Wacka Flocka covers on the strength of this lol

    • zeekozaak

      LAMO..

  • Quint

    I’d say “R.I.P. L” but if you’re familiar with his music, you know he’s burning in hell. But if rap’s allowed down there he’s spitting flames right back at the devil. These have to be some of the best “freestyles”, if not the absolute best, of all time.

    • Chris S

      haha yeah good point. i heard he was fuckin chicks in the ass when he was six and a half…

  • crease

    Big L was the illest no doubt

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Dojo

    No Eminem and Royce Da 5’9??? FAIL.

  • El Tico Loco

    I like this post.

    Pharoah Monch shut that cypher with Common, Black Thought, and Absolute. But there really weren’t any weak freestyles on there not even Ma$e. Why did he switch up? Damn you Puff!

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  • realdeal boobooappeal

    this list is bogus without a kool keith freestyle.

  • anonymous

    where the fuck are el-ps verses? why are they edited out? whoever did that can get mouth fucked by nazis unconscious….

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  • kid

    bow come theres no el-p verses in the audio?

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    The best freestyle ever in this show was made by Old Dirty Bastard .

  • DV8

    damn i miss when real hiphop was played on the radio

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