Bobbito Garcia new movie “Rock Rubber 45s” – Review

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The many faces and guises of Bobbito Garcia. He’s a father, a husband, a sneaker fashion connoisseur, an author, a barber, a legendary playground basketball missionary, a film-maker and a radio host. He is equally a DJ, a writer and the individual that every single sneakerhead on the planet has to thank for kickstarting the trend of sneaker boutiques with ‘floodlights and wooden shelves’.

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Rock Rubber 45s adds a refreshingly intimate and unlikely emotional angle to his career and personal life. This film pinpoints just how and when sneaker culture really became big business, and how Bobbito Garcia became, as DJ Clark Kent explains, ‘The guy that changed the way you look’.

Full review over at Sneaker Freaker

Dont forget to tune in on the regular to Season 2 of their NPR show What’s Good ?

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DJ Stretch Armstrong Show Feat Bobbito WKCR 1991 – Easy Mo Bee Interview [REMASTERED] 90 MINUTES

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Here’s some more previously unheard* Stretch & Bobbito Show from 1991. This is a full 90 minute tape, tweaked and remastered to make that compressed FM vibe, sound as bumpin as poss. Filled with treats from the time, all expertly mixed, blended and cut the f**k up by one of the finest DJs on the planet. DJ Stretch Armstrong takes doubles of virtually every tune, perfectly and succinctly tearin em all up, while Kurious and Bobbito go ‘live to five’ with studio guests Percee P and legendary producer Easy Mo Bee [who appears on this recording]. The recording is courtesy of Steve [Weevie] Covello, much more vintage Rap radio action can be found amongst Weevies’ deep archives here.

Trumungous shouts to Weevie for the jones…

Gangstarr – Who’s Gonna Take the Weight
Chubb Rock – Organizer
Double XX Posse – Executive Class
Master Ace – Movin On
Kool G Rap – Bad to the Bone
EPMD – Im Mad
Stetsasonic – Hip Hop Band
Mic Break & Shouts w/ Kurious & Bobbito
Bolaji – Massive Material
991 Volts ‎– Champion Of Love Scratch And Hip-Hop Mix
Funkmaster Flex & Nine Double M – F.A.L.L.I.N.
Leaders Of The New School – Where Do We Go From Here?
Run DMC – Together Forever [Krush Groove 4]
Lakim Shabazz – Need Some Lovin’

Big Daddy Kane – Mr Pitiful
Lifers Group – Real Deal
Mic Break w/ Bobbito & Easy Moe Bee Interview
Gangstarr – Take a Rest
? – Assalamualaikum
Stepin Strong – Rhymes Different From The Others
Mic Break & Shouts & Bobbito
? – Bust How I Handle It
Public Enemy – Rebel/ LL – Mama Said Blend
LL – Mama Said Knock You Out
Rappin Is Fundamental – Rapping Is Fundamental [Original Version]
Three Times Dope – I Ain’t Try’n 2 Hear It

* Well, as far as we know, it’s been unheard by the masses since broadcast !

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DJ Stretch Armstrong Show feat Bobbito [1990 & 1991] Feat Percee P & DMX Freestyle [REMASTERED]

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As the pair are returning to the airwaves on July 19th 2017 with a podcast on NPR, we thought we’d raid the RRR stash and share some of ‘the shit you just cant f**k wit’. This short testimonial collage is a ‘quick little excerpt’ featuring 30 minutes of segments from the embryonic elements of the award winning DJ Stretch Armstong Show Feat Bobbito. EVERY part used was broadcast in either 1990 or 1991. The focus is on the classic freestyles, from Percee P &, as he known at the time, DMX The Great.

After their 8 year run, The Source Magazine presented the DJ Stretch Armstrong Show Feat Bobbito with ‘The Best Hip Hop Radio Show Of All-Time’ award. The show was enjoyed by 1000s of people, whether they were tuning in live, or fortunate enough to be checkin out a dub of the show on a tape. But it wasnt just the music that won over their audiences. The show was presented with a warmth, a spirit of community and true friendship, and the unapologetic humour of NYC stoops.

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The show ran from 1990 – 1998, and just as the documentary movie ‘Stretch and Bobbito:Radio That Changed Lives’ documented the history, the middle-aged man-fans that grew up with the show, are still fiending for that goodness [FYI. If you consider yourself a fan of Hip-Hop or Rap, you are cheatin yourself if you havent seen this doc]. With language like ‘Good lookin Moneydooks’ and ‘You know we Buggin you lovely’, these shows are what RRR is all about, the language of Hip-Hop. As well as recounting the mic breaks, and the understandably unsophisticated approach, there’s a bit of music in here too, some Bolaji on Zakia Records, 45 King productions from Lord Alibaski and Chill Rob G, and a slice of BDP, live from Japan. They also mention ‘gettin good listener response’, which is adorable in the scheme of things. Chino BYI gets a shout as does someone called E-Bro #hardyharr

For RRR, hearin Kurious mistakenly refer to Stretch as Skinny Bones, highlights just how early some of this footage actually is. And with language like ‘Good lookin Moneydooks’ and ‘You know we Buggin you lovely’, these shows are about Hip-Hop, by Hip-Hop heads, and for Hip-Hop heads. As well as recounting the mic breaks, and the understandably unsophisticated approach, there’s a bit of music in here too, some Bolaji on Zakia Records, 45 King productions from Lord Alibaski and Chill Rob G, and a slice of BDP, live from Japan [Stretch would often tease listeners by playing cassettes of performances like this]. They also mention ‘gettin good listener response’, which is adorable in the scheme of things. Chino BYI gets a shout as does someone called E-Bro, and the whispers in the studio make mention of UltraMagnetic showin up as guests.

Big shouts to Billy Jam, D-HAM [‘Disco’ Dave the Culture Man], Nes @ Dirty Waters, DJ Step One, Michael Buchanan, Stretch & Bobbito & Ambassador Bonz Malone from Navarone !

Percee P & DMX Freestyles
Mic Break & Shouts w/ Kurious & Bobbito
Bolaji – Massive Material
WKCR Skinny Bones Show IDs
Chill Rob G – Motivation
The Source Magazine Mind Squad w/ Daddy Reef/ Disco Dave
Beasley B-79 Freestyle
Mic Break w/ Bobbito
UltraMagnetic MCs – Feelin It
BDP – Live in Japan
Mic Break w/ Stretch, Daddy Reef & Kurious
Lord Alibaski ?– Lyrics In Motion
Mic Break & Shouts w/ Stretch & Bobbito