Home Taping Is Killing Music Month Presents : Stretch Armstong & Puff Daddy – Bad Boy Mix Tape Vol 3
Here’s one that will have the underground-repping, backpack-wearing, commercial-rap-is-ruining-the-game type heads running for the exits.
Its 1996. Christopher Wallace is still alive. Sean Combs hasn’t thought about shiny suits yet, and is still little more than the producer who makes those video cameos and says ‘that’s right’ a lot. Stretch Armstrong, alongside Bobbito The Barber is the standard-bearer for underground Hiphop, and his weekly show on WKCR is a Thursday night staple for heads across New York City (and beyond by way of tapes.)
Suddenly worlds collide. Stretch and Puff on the same tape at the same motherfucking time. Stretch cuts up Biggie, Redman, Jigga, Nas, Das EFX, Wu-Tang to begin with, before dropping a tidy little r’n’b-tinged set. Puff um… is… um… Puff. King of the ad-libs. That’s right. I like that. That’s right. Damn.
Stretch Armstong & Puff Daddy – Bad Boy Mix Tape Vol 3