Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives (2015)

Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives (2015)
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2015 ()
  • Running time: 99 min
  • Original Title: Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives
  • Voted: 878

Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives explores the social impact of what the Source Magazine in 1998 voted, "The Best Hip Hop Radio Show Of All-Time." The documentary film is the story of quirky friends who became unlikely legends by engaging their listeners and breaking the biggest rap artists ever.

  • Stretch and Bobbito was HANDS DOWN the best Hip Hop radio show of all time & this AMAZING DOC shows why by 10

    This show was not only hilarious, real, raw, and groundbreaking but when you see the list of Emcees they broke to the masses or at least put on radio in NY for the first time ever it shows you they knew what was dope and only cared about what was dope/fresh, not what was marketable b-c from 1990-98 that stuff didn't matter NEARLY as much and even if it did Stretch and Bob didn't care.

    Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, Big L, Jay-Z, Big Pun, Eminem, Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Lord Finesse, Redman, Souls of Mischief, and MANY more. Anyone who knows great hiphop knows that the Emcees i just listed are all ELITE GOAT Emcees and they also brought on legends from 80s like Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Qtip (Tribe), etc.

    Amazing doc and amazing radio show. Even if you don't like HipHop this movie is enthralling/engrossing, never boring with great cinematography!

  • Diggin through the Tapes by 10

    Excellent documentary, capturing the true essence of hip hop, Garcia did an excellent job directing, just like the legendary show this documentary itself feels incredibly organic. After hearing these shows for years on countless tapes and dubs (which I still play in the Walkman to this day) it was really nice to finally see actual footage of the show in action, really puts everything into perspective and was really interesting. Loads of hip hop legends feature here, and the captions under each were clever and funny (especially Sears) to any hip hop head, and those who don't are shown in old archive footage of freestyles and interviews, but there are too many underground acts that featured on Stretch & Bob to fit in one documentary, it's up to the watcher to dig through the tapes and find more old shows and gems from this golden age of hip hop (Natural Elements, Artifacts, red eyed crew, the list is genuinely endless). Undoubtedly the greatest hip hop radio show ever. Was cool seeing the MCs listening to their own freestyles, especially OC, who almost instantly felt it all come back to him, and Nas' reaction to his off the top was hilarious. Really funny seeing them interview Keith too, wish he was in it more. Tributes to those who were taken too young are done well here to. Perfect documentary, does the legacy of the show justice, and the end credits seems to give a list of all the instrumentals and 12"s used in the documentary, which is helpful for those desperately looking for the crazy beats they used to pull back in the day. DVD also includes a commentary by Stretch and Bobbito which I am really looking forward to watching in the near future.

  • 10 out of 10 by 10

    the rawest practitioners for distribution of the greatest form of musical expression ever. coming to your ears from the underground during the golden age of real American hip hop and exposing the world to poets and artists that remain unmatched in skill and vision to this day. the heart and soul of the east coast music scene was based in New York city ( no matter what anyone tries to argue )and these two guys were a driving force for an entire industry. they found people that were at the outside edge and gave them a platform to expose an audience to what they had to offer. and were also sought out by others that could get no love from more mainstream radio stations.

    thank you stretch and bobbito...

1Mariah Rehmetcinematographer
2Bobbito Garciadirector
3Emir Lewiseditor
4Omar Acostaproducer
5Anthony Alonsoself
6Stretch Armstrongself
8Janet Balisself