• Stretch and Bobbito Release EP of Remixed Freestyles by Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, and More

    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 the late great 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.

    Freestyle EP 1 arrives in conjunction with a new radio show that the pair has on Apple Music. They had previously hosted a podcast for NPR, What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito. Listen to the EP below. (Pitchfork earns a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)

    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.