Stretch and Bobbito
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 of the artists who debuted on their show have exceeded 300 million copies. Their late-night program had a cult following in the art/fashion world and the streets alike. Everyone would loyally tune in for the offbeat humor just as much as for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together and created a platform that changed music forever. The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show was named “Best Hip-Hop Radio Show of All Time” by The Source.
NYC native and world-renowned DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). This former New York Knicks/MSG Network halftime reporter was the voice of EA Sports’ popular NBA Street video game and TV host of ESPN’s It’s the Shoes series. As an award-winning filmmaker, Garcia has directed two documentaries, Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC and Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that Changed Lives. “Kool Bob Love,” as he is known on the basketball playgrounds, produces his Full Court 21 All World Tournament across four continents. Check out his website at www.koolboblove.com.
NYC native Adrian Bartos, aka Stretch Armstrong, is an internationally known DJ with an incomparable career. This 1990s hip-hop legend programmed The Stretch and Bobbito radio show, which received high praise from the New York Times and was recognized as “The Best Of All Time” by The Source magazine. Stretch produced artist Lil’ Kim’s first single off of her platinum-selling debut album, collaborated with Jay-Z and Eminem, was the music supervisor for the film Boiler Room, and made national television appearances on The Arsenio Hall Show and Conan O’Brien. As a club DJ, Stretch has spun in 20 countries for clients including Calvin Klein and Red Bull. He currently serves as a brand consultant via his Music Dept platform and contributes a column on cassette culture to Medium.com’s Cuepoint.