Stretch & Bobbito – Final/20th Anniversary Show

Last night was an iconic night for hip-hop.  The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito show reunited for a final hurrah before the doors were closed.  They went to their original time slot (1am to 5am EST) with a few homies, then kept it going for one more hour. They did what they normally did on the show – busted out jokes, played freestyles, and ridiculed callers.  Combat Jack & DP, who were doing their radio show on Thursday night, even called in – it was that big.  By 2am (PST), the internets, hip-hop heads, and fellow DJs were on their laptops listening to show.  It was a familiar feeling to listen to a radio show with your friends in the late night, feeling you were the only ones privy to this culture.  There was a dope twitter discussion between Platurn, Matthew Africa, Byze One and myself about the impact (or lack of) the show had on the West Coast.  Props to Ivan Rott for the stream.  Shout out to the West Coast Radio pioneers – KDAY, Wake Up Show, & Friday Night Flavas.  Salute to AtotheL & Fool’s Good for the content.

Stretch & Bobbito – Final/20th Anniversary Show

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Posted on October 22nd, 2010

Bobbito Garcia – Halftime @ MLK Courts

One of my favorites dudes in hip-hop (II), Bobbito speaks about his show on MTV (see post below) and balling in NY as a kid. This dude is a great storyteller and is up there with Fab 5 Freddy as a curator of hip-hop. Mad Respect.

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Posted on February 10th, 2010

Stretch Armstrong – Interview w/ Eli Escobar

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Turntablelab posted an interview that NY’s Eli Escobar did with Stretch Armstrong a few months ago.  Along with Mr. Magic’s show, Strecth & Bobbito could have had the most strongest influence on hip-hop – in regards to what radio could accomplish for the culture.  He drops some gems about Mobb Deep and other people that visited the show. For those that actually read KTl – all 25 of you (we’re moving up!), there is a audio treat in the form of a link at the end of the interview.

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Posted on November 11th, 2009

Stretch Armstrong – Interview w/ Gasface

Stretch Armstrong reminisces in this interview about the creation of the “Stretch and Bobbito Show” that was a platform and pivotal breaking point for many up and coming MCs. Its crazy to hear him talk about how many unsigned people came to his show just to be “put on”. Enjoy. Spotted at NR.

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Posted on November 2nd, 2009

Bobbito Garcia – “Latino in America”

CNN gives Latino their 15 minutes of media shine with their special, “Latino In America” – a spinoff of the highly popular “Black In America”. Ambassador to street culture – whether it be hip-hop, DJing, basketball, etc. – he speaks on growing up Puerto Rican in New York. Its really cool to hear his story and hear its relatable elements. Plus, having Soledad O’Brien in the video aint a bad look either. Found at NR.

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Posted on October 14th, 2009

Bobbito Garcia speaks on The Gasface Video

Bobbito completes the second half of his interview speaking about the Def Jam days. Some quality info – esp the part about the demo tapes. I also appreciated the Gasface memories!

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Posted on May 27th, 2009

Bobbito Garcia talks Def Jam

I love it when people talk about my old plantation of a job. Bobbito speaks the truth, especially about Def Jam’s change in mentality in the 90s. Via NR. Random Note:  Bobbito is one of the few hip-hop celebs that have commented on KTL. Proud, happy moment.

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Posted on May 17th, 2009

Bobbito Garcia – Interview w/ Local Cut

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I have alot of respect for Bobbito as many in the hip-hop/sneaker world do. I mean he does it all! How could you not?  Well, I read a very insightful gem of an interview at Local Cut that discusses the difference between sneaker collectors and connoisseurs, DJing on vinyl, and crazy word association.  I apologize to Kool Bob Love personally for missing the Wonderfull party in SF this last weekend.  I usually go but I had a DJ gigs.  Gotta pay those baby bottle bills.

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Posted on December 17th, 2008