Our peoples Bobbito Garcia teams up with co-host Stretch Armstrong to bring their legendary hip-hop radio show to the stage next week. Want to make it out? Check out the details below…
Adrian ‘Stretch Armstrong’ Bartos and Robert ‘Bobbito’ Garcia are imperative to the fabric of New York City. On the surface, an unlikely pairing of DJ and host, the two took what started Stretch’s graveyard shift college radio show and unassumingly crafted into the voice of a culture – the soundtrack to after-midnight Gotham throughout the 1990′s. Crackling through home-stereos,clock-radios and ya man’s trunk-rattling system on the way to or home from Tramps,The Wetlands or Mars.
From the confines of Columbia University’s WKCR 89.9FM modest studios, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito’s show slowly took hold of young insomniacs across the 5 boroughs. Due in part to their unwavering efforts to track down and break the genre-defining hip-hop records of the time, a feverish excitement that favored the new more than what’s “hot,” and the show’s countless guests – many unknown to the world until their appearance on the show.
10 years strong from 1am till 5am every Thursday, the show transcended its contemporaries. New York’s most comprehensive radio show began to garner a listenership that surpassed anything previously seen in size and scope in the Tri-State. But it was the fans’ incessant home-recording that turned the Stretch Armstrong Show Show into the folklore that it is today – young New Yorkers waking up periodically to flip their cassettes, sending dubs across the globe, creating a network of fans into family from the epic broadcasts.
On Feb 10th we celebrate a live 20th Anniversary of Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito’s show, reveling in its vast influence on NYC culture and hip-hop music as a whole. Hot off the heels of their impromptu WCKR on-air reunion in October, this will be a one time only night to remember.
Purchase tickets here: Le Poisson Rouge: DJ Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Reunion.
Need a primer? Check out audio of their (5 Hour!!!) Reunion show from late last year, below…
Links to download are after the jump….