3/1/09

Update

Is anyone out there? Whoever is, hear this: by the time the barometer hits 75, Konstant Kontact will be completely revived. The old posts will be fixed, and there will be a steady flow of new ones. In the spirit of staying fresh, I will be giving KK a facelift, but before I decide what to do visually, I wanted to reach out to any of you that are skilled in the design department. If you or someone you know would want to make KK look as good as it sounds, let me know. There is no money being made off of KK, but when the posts are regular, there is serious traffic, and your work will be seen by many.

I've enlisted the homeboy Oskar Mann of East Village Radio's NEVER NOT WORKING internet radio show (Friday nights at midnight) to help me with the immense task of digitizing cassettes, labeling files and reviving the blog. Thanks to him, we will be on point soon. If any of you have spoken to me at any time over the last year about contributing recordings to the cause, you will probably hear from Oskar in the near future. Incidentally, I was a guest on NEVER NOT WORKING this last Friday, and I had a great time on air with Dasez, whom I have known since 1990 (!). We chopped it up for a while, covering everything from Jay-Z's sandals to Russell Simmons' shaggy rug, and I really enjoyed being on the radio. It has been a while for me- the last time being Bobbito's farewell show on WKCR which was at least seven years ago.

Check it.


There was quite a buzz about the Stretch & Bobbito reunion concert and I think we both regret mentioning it without it being 100%. When we set out to organize it, we were both quite amped. By the end of the ordeal, we learned that rappers are still divas. We had a very respectable budget and despite offering very fair fees to the artists - in fact, Bobbito and I were going to get the least - we just couldn't please 'em. It was majorly disappointing, but it also made me look back on the KCR days, thankful that we never made money a part of the equation.

Still, Bobbito and I are talking about doing a multi-city reunion tour, hitting Asia, Europe and the USA. If any of you know of any promoters or clubs that you think would be right for this, let me know. No diva rappers!

I can't forget to mention Eclipse and Premier's 1 Year Anniversary party at APT two Mondays ago. They asked DJ Riz and me to play. I played a rather inspired 45 minutes that had Primo punching the wall, calling me an asshole (the highest compliment from him) and yelling at the crowd on the mic. It was an awesome night, all the more because some of my best dj friends (Riz, Eli Escobar, DJ AM) were there and we were all bugging hard off the music. Riz got on after me and utterly destroyed it. Whereas I got on and winged it, Riz showed up with a thought-out set that was really one of the smartest, most enjoyable and illuminating sets I have heard, ever. yes, like that. The next day, Eclipse, AM, Eli, Primo, Riz and I were emailing each other all day, still gassed over the night before. Science.

17 comments:

dj lefcut said...

did you guys record the night at apt???
is that party every Monday night???

Edgar Saucepot said...

Bring it back.

Brandan E. said...

cant wait wait to see what happens on ur spot! like i said before, i wanna thank you for shouting me out on ur blog a couple of months ago! u guys are legends and i thought i do my part to pay my respects! much love goes out to u and bobbito!

Mr.1derful said...

PLZZZ tell me some one recorded yours & riz's sets!

madnice said...

thats whats up.
finally KK is back. its needed. i had to rip some premier on bls and one of your shows from feb 95 to maintain.

dj lefcut said...

we see you have pic, but did you record the night? Is that legendiry or what!!!!

dj lefcut said...

We see the pic!! But did you record the night?? Because that is legendary or what!!!

Narconomics said...

Glad to see you back in the mix...been a min. Being a fan since the early 90's, cannot fukken wait for those reunion shows. WHUT? It BLOWS MY MIND that some rappers forgot what got them started.

DJNYC said...

have any recording from that night ?

Anonymous said...

Stretch I here you , Im still alive. I want to work for you. I am going to email you soon. This is some great stuff.

MLER said...

Finally your back. I thought kk was all but over. It's a damn shame when you & bob gave so many headz there shine on your show and now as like a lot of people who come into money never wanna give something back and show there appreciation. I for one am gutted that there won't be a reunion show but a tour sounds dope. Just hope someday the show will happen.

Peace from england

marioka said...

Stretch, welcome back!! You're a legend along with Bobbito!! Please, digitize some cassettes and make happy to a lot of people around the globe!! You get props, no doubt.

Please, come sometime to Spain!! xDD I'll go sure.

Regards.

PAS said...

About the set at Eclipse and Premier's 1 Year Anniversary party at APT, did someone tape it?

seth said...

man it is good to see KK back in the posting game. good looks.

Crazy @$$ Crate Digga said...

Good to see you back on your blog Stretch, looking forward to the new posts & revamp.

serch4beatz said...

nice to read some news! man too bad no one recorded that set would've been something nice to hear for us cats overseas who seldomly get the chance to be at such an event with so much dope dj's ..looking forward to the next posts!

emt212 said...

Stretch, if I can provide any design or layout I would be happy to create what you need. You bought and digitized a Redman single for me. emt212@gmail.com