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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Stretch & Bobbito ‘Radio That Changed Lives’ Trailer ft. Eminem
During the 1990s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and The Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their radio show exceed 300 million.
The late night program had a cult following in the art/fashion world and prison population as well. All would loyally tune in for the humor just as much for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever.
Bobbito Garcia is a native New Yorker and a recognized worldwide authority on sneakers, music, and NYC playground basketball. The former New York Knicks / MSG Network halftime reporter was the voice of EA Sports’ popular NBA Street video game and the TV host of ESPN’s “It’s the Shoes” series. In 2013, Garcia and Kevin Couliau co-directed the documentary film Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC. Currently, he is the announcer for ESPNU’s Elite 24 Game and the Red Bull King of the Rock Championship, and he spins records weekly on his program. Garcia lives and works in Harlem, New York. www.eastvillageradio.com
Stretch Armstrong is a New York-based DJ/Producer with a worldwide reputation. Starting out playing at the now-legendary downtown clubs like Mars, Nellâs, and MK, Stretch earned a reputation as an exciting newcomer that was not afraid to take chances and be original. He gained a popular following playing the latest hip-hop, reggae, and house music, packing dance floors with a seamless, aggressive mix. Though it wasn’t till he landed a time-slot on Columbia University’s WKCR (89.9FM) that things really heated up on a much grander scale. Once a week, beginning in the winter of 1990, the Stretch Armstrong Show broadcasted Stretch’s 4 hour hip-hop mix, which featured new music from New York’s best, as well as a mix of breakbeats, past classics, freestyles, not to mention his irreverent on-air antics with his co-host, Bobbito. The Source Magazine named The Stretch & Bobbito Show the best hip-hop mixshow of all time, recognizing the cutting edge, aggressive nature of the show, and its role in breaking such legends as the Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Nas and Eminem, as well as rap icons Mobb Deep, Brand Nubian, DITC, Big L, Wu-Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes, and many others.