Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives on DVD and digital
Back to the Old School
What we're going to do right here is go back, way back in time, to a time before rappers had direct access to fans through the likes of YouTube and social media, back to when there was only one place to be heard... that place was the Stretch and Bobbito's radio show.
During the 1990s The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show was responsible for introducing some of the biggest names in hip hop to the world, including unsigned rappers Nas, Biggie Smalls, Fat Joe, Big Pun, DMX and Wu-Tang Clan, as well as unknown artists Jay–Z, Eminem and the Fugees. All went on to have major record deals with total record sales for all artists that premiered on the show exceeding 300 million.
With its offbeat humour, exclusive music, in-studio freestyles and demo battles, the late night radio show had a huge cult following from hip hop heads, through to the art and fashion world and the prison population and created a platform that changed music forever.
Now the story of two friends whose love of music made them unlikely legends by bringing a unique audience together and breaking the world’s biggest rap stars, can be seen in the amazing feature documentary Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, which makes its DVD debut as an HMV exclusive on 14 October 2016 and general release on DVD and digital download on 24 October 2016 thanks to STUDIOCANAL.