Stretch & Bobbito bringing back their radio show, DJing live events
Legendary radio DJs Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito were a crucial part of ’90s rap, with their show on WKCR that had early appearances by The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Nas, Eminem, Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes, and more (there are a bunch of old freestyle sessions from the show on their Soundcloud, including Jay Z and Big L freestyles from 1995). The two DJs ended their show in 1998, but they’ve reunited a handful of times since then, including once at Le Poisson Rouge in 2011 (pics).
They’ve got comeback plans for this year too. Stretch & Bobbito were recently announced for Rhymesayers’ Soundset Festival, which goes down in Minneapolis in May. More recently, they revealed they’d be doing a radio show together once again. It’s an NPR podcast, and there’s a trailer out now featuring El-P. Watch that out below.
Stretch & Bobbito will also join forces at a BACK TO LIFE party in NYC on May 6 at Louie & Chan (303 Broome St at the corner of Forsyth). Khalil & Pauli will be in the house too. Admission is free before midnight with RSVP, and $10 after.
In 2015, a documentary on the duo, Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, was released. You can watch it on Netflix or Showtime. If you don’t have either of those, it’s streaming on-demand on Vimeo for $4.99 (or you can buy it for $12.99).
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