Listen to “Boogie & The Barber w/Stretch & Bobbito Hot 97 WQHT February 11, 1996”, the latest DJ mix released by DJ Eclipse on MixCloud. This mix is 01:58:02 mins long. If you dig this mix, then check out more of DJ Eclipse’s mixes his mixcloud page.
Based on the success of their “Stretch & Bobbito” show on 89.9 WKCR, Hot 97 offered them a weekly slot in early ’96. Naming the show “Boogie & The Barber”, the first episode aired on February 11, 1996 and featured guest Lord Finesse (101:53). When you heard Capone’s voice running down the boroughs at the start of the show you knew it was time to press record. The show was on Sunday’s from 12am-2am then later changed to 11pm-1am and ran until the duo parted ways in December 1998. At that point Stretch stayed on Hot 97 and renamed it “The XL Show” and Bobbito and Stretch started alternating Thursdays on the KCR show with Bob renaming his night “The CM FAMALAM Radio Program”. Now 20 years later the two are set to re-release some of their classic shows on cassette through Fat Beats along with a feature film documentary entitled “Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives” which will be screened in NYC on August 16, 2015 at Central Park. www.stretchandbobbito.com for more info.
Hip hop,Stretch Armstrong,Bobbito Garcia,Hot 97,Lord Finesse
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About DJ Eclipse
DJ Eclipse, renowned indie Hip Hop tastemaker, first gained national notoriety while djing for 3rd Bass front man MC Serch in the early 90’s. His reputation grew in the mid 90’s by filling in for Stretch Armstrong on his weekly 89.9 radio show on WKCR and then later for Mayhem on 89.1 WNYU. He joined Wild Pitch Records in ’94 and became the National Director of Retail Promotion until their closing in ’95. Then, DJ Jab, the owner of a small basement record store called Fat Beats, brought Eclipse in to help out on weekends. It wasn’t long before Fat Beats became a worldwide company with Eclipse overseeing all of their retail operations. Around this time, NY also saw the birth of Eclipse’s seminal crew Non Phixion, which played a pivotal role in the indie renaissance of the mid 90’s. During these years, Eclipse established himself as the “go to” DJ for all the local Hip Hop events at Wetlands, S.O.B.’s, Vinyl and most notably, Tramps. In ’97, after spinning at many of the “Break Beats” parties at The Point in the Bronx, Crazy Legs put Eclipse down with the legendary Rock Steady Crew as one of the RSC DJs. By 1998, Eclipse started The Halftime Radio Show with DJ Riz and Lynn Gonzalez. Later on he could still be heard on on 89.1 WNYU with DJ Skizz on Wednesday nights from 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM (EST). As a producer, some of Eclipse’s notable credits include remixes for O.C. (“Time’s Up” & “Born 2 Live”), Nas, N-Tyce, the Modern Jazz Quartet (Rebop-The Savoy Remixes), a couple party joints for AV8 & Nervous Records and the Fractured Breaks battle records series just to name a few. In addition to running the Fat Beats NY store, operating Uncle Howie Records with partner ILL BILL and touring with La Coka Nostra, Eclipse joined DJ Premier on his “Live From HeadQCourterz” radio show as a “relief” DJ when Primo is on tour. The show aired on Sirius Satellite Radio on channel 40 Friday nights from midnight to 2 AM (EST).
Now he flexes on Rap Is Outta Control on (SiriusXM). Rap Is Outta Control is a weekly mix show hosted by DJ Eclipse and DJ Riz. The Sirius XM show airs every Sunday evening from 10pm-12am EST on Shade 45.