Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on February 14, 2011

photos by Brook Bobbins

Stretch & Bobbito
Stretch & Bobbito

In the Stretch & Bobbito world, mainstream was a four-letter word.

...For the eight years it ran, from 1 to 5 in the early hours of Friday morning, "The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show" gave early exposure to artists like Jay-Z, Nas and the Wu-Tang Clan, who eventually went on to mainstream stardom. But for every one who made it, there were several who remained in the underground, happily or otherwise.

Of the many guests on Thursday night [at Le Poisson Rouge, Feb 10th]-- including Raekwon and Masta Killa of the Wu-Tang Clan -- the underground stalwarts were the fiercest, and often the most visibly moved. There was the fantastically gravelly Rock, of Heltah Skeltah, who performed a bit of "Laflaur Leflah Eshkoshka," and Artifacts, who were the night's first guests, and whose "Wrong Side of da Tracks" was still sturdy, more than 15 years after it was released.

After solo sets, Masta Ace and Buckshot collaborated for an impromptu reunion of two-thirds of the Crooklyn Dodgers, the one-off group assembled for the soundtrack of the 1994 Spike Lee film, "Crooklyn." Nice & Smooth closed the night, and almost stole it, with vintage hits, a tribute to Guru of Gang Starr, who died last year, and boundless energy.-[NYTimes]

In addition to the above-mentioned artists, the Stretch & Bob reunion featured appearances from DJ Premier, The Beatnuts, Natural Elements and many many others (and is that Spike from Top Chef in one of the pics?). More pictures from the indie hip-hop star-studded event below...


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Marco Polo & Masta Ace

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Comments (7)

looked awesome...shouldve been there.

bobbito and stretch aged pretty damn well.

i miss my fondle'em 12"'s and the footwork shop.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2011 10:56 AM

wait, stretch isn't hardcore anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2011 11:56 AM


Thanks for posting this. Was a pretty historic night, well run and even at it's more hectic moments, it was definitely a family fun vibe. A much needed event for New York hip-hop. Having acts like The Artifacts and Natural Elements actually perform, is a great feat.
Stretch & Bob really deserve the praise they get for their work. Hope to do this again in some magnitude down the line.

Posted by Peter Agoston | February 14, 2011 12:23 PM

i wish i was in NYC so i could've gone to this. amazing pictures, really made me feel as if i was there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2011 1:01 PM

i wish i was in NYC so i could've gone to this. amazing pictures, really made me feel as if i was there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2011 1:01 PM

i wish i was in NYC so i could've gone to this. amazing pictures, really made me feel as if i was there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2011 1:02 PM

wow this is legendary

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 3:12 AM

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