‘Radio The Changed Lives’ – Q&A With Stretch & Bobbito

Earlier this year saw the long awaited release of Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, the feature length documentary on what many consider to be the most important radio show ever. If you’re in to hip-hop you likely know what we’re talking about, but if the name’s Bobbito Garcia and Stretch Armstrong are new to you it’s worth checking the trailer below.

During the 1990s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun, as well as an unknown Jay Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. 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 as well. All would loyally tune in for the offbeat humor just as much for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever.

Produced by the duo and directed by Garcia, the film found funds for release via a Kickstarter Campaign way before the campaign’s end date in September. And with good reason – this is a story that a lot of us have been wanting to hear told properly for time.

The guy’s have been touring the film since, and on Thursday the 15th of October they attended the London premier of the film at the BFI and hung around after to answer some questions from fans. Hosted by Spin Doctor it’s about twenty minutes or so and well worth the listen. Even if you don’t like hip-hop Stretch’s voice is so damn soothing and Bobbito’s enthusiasm for life so infectious.

Check it out below.

And if you’re after more time with the Stretch and Bobbito then you can check out this video Q&A from the BFI with the guys chilling in the building: http://explore.bfi.org.uk/56263f7f8fbbe