Ever wonder where some of your favorite lyrical emcees got their huge break?
Many of your favorite sucka emcees graced the mic of NYC’s Stretch and Bobbito Show. Airing Thursday nights from 1-AM – 4 AM out of a basement studio with an old operating board form the 60’s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Big L, Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, Big Pun, Jay-Z, Eminem and the Fugees in the 90s. According to Bobbito their underground rap show “put the street corner in a box.”
That it did. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their show exceed 300 million. The late-night program had a cult following in the art/fashion world and prison population.
Did you know that to this day, Big L and Jay-Z’s exclusive 1995 Stretch and Bobbito freestyle is the most viewed hip hop freestyle on YouTube.
Loyal fans of their program were treated to exclusive freestyles, humor and more. To this day, no one can replicate the harmony that the two displayed and their contribution to hip hop culture has been tremendous. That is why the two have come together and have created a documentary film that showcases how the show got started. The film features testimonials about Stretch & Bobbito and the Hip-Hop culture by Jay-Z, Nas, Wu-Tang, Fat Joe and more.
The show will be shown in select US cities. In New York City, it’s shown at BAM in Brooklyn for a short period. The movie will also play in Harlem. Check out stretchandbobbito.com for more info.
Check Out The Trailer
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives