Stretch And Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives

Yoyoyoyoyoyoyo… When it all comes down to it, at the end of the day I’m hip-hop guy. I was raised in the era when all that 90s Golden of Rap stuff was popping and I was right there to witness it firsthand. And it’s enriched my life for the better because if it. And honestly that experience wouldn’t be that were it not for Stretch And Bobbito.

Stretch And Bob Back In The Day

I first “kinda” met Stretch back in 1995 but I don’t think he remembers it. At the time I was living in Williamsburg and working at Eightball Records and Stretch and Bob had their now legendary 89Tec9 show – WHICH I SWORE BY – and I don’t know if he remembered it but he would occasionally roll into Eightball and I was shook about meeting him haha. But I finally got a chance to give him a pound one Friday night while he was DJing in the back room at The Roxy, where he shook my hand and kept it moving, dropping “Rappaz R.N. Dainja” onto the set. We kinda had some friends in common but still, I was kinda new to the downtown DJ circuit and I was trying to be like Stretch so much. I never got a chance to meet Bob until several years later after I moved to Philly and was doing my party with Rich Medina, whom Bob was close with. Bobbito would come down to Philly a lot to spin with us at The Remedy and it was awesome, and he was definitely a crowd favorite – and in his own way helped shape the identity of what we were doing in Philly at that party. A few years later back in NYC me and Stretch kinda started running around in the same nightclub scene so that was really chill too.

Stretch And Bob Today

But seriously I have so much love and respect for both these dudes, as friends and as individuals that it seems like it could be really to overlook what they’ve contributed to this world. I know that personally I would not be the person that I am if it weren’t for their show and kinda think like none of us would, whether they know it or not. Which is why seeing their movie “Stretch And Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives” was so dope to me. I had the opportunity to screen it last week and it was incredible. I can watch it again and again, but the best part about it was that it encapsulated 25 years of what I was all about and put it there in front of me to revisit it. It made me so genuinely happy to watch it, I can’t express it in words. And to see all those amazing interviews, footage, freestyles. The movie is out now so go check it – download it, share it, tell your friends, all that shit. Anyway, incredible movie. Thanks Stretch and Bob. You guys changed my life!

Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives from Saboteur Media on Vimeo.

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THE touchstone of classic contemporary graffiti documentation is in peril. Style Wars, the greatest film on graffiti that has ever been produced, is in jeopardy for its life, with the original negatives of the film having reached a critical point of deterioration from shoddy storage and the effects of time. But efforts are underway to raise funds to save the film for future generations so that they can learn about this revolutionary time in New York City. Public Art Films has taken the helm to create a HD version of the film from the original print 16mm print. This is a labor of love, and for something that I love so very much. Read more about the restoration process, and feel free to donate to what I consider to be a very worthy cause.

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