Stretch and Bobbito
NYC native and world-renowned DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). The former NY Knicks/MSG Network halftime reporter was the voice of EA Sports’ popular NBA Street video game and TV host of ESPN2’s “It’s the Shoes” series. In 2007, Nike released seven co-designed Air Force 1 sneakers bearing his signature. In 2013, Garcia co-directed the film Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC. Currently, “Kool Bob Love” is the announcer for ESPNU’s Elite 24 Game and his own tournament Full Court 21™.
NYC native Adrian Bartos p/k/a Stretch Armstrong is an internationally recognized DJ with an incomparable career. The 1990s hip-hop legend programmed the “Stretch And Bobbito” radio show, which received high praise from the NY Times and was recognized as “The Best Of All-Time” by the Source Magazine. Stretch produced artist Lil’ Kim’s first single off of her platinum selling debut album, collaborated with Jay-Z and Eminem, music supervised the film Boiler Room, and made national television appearances on the “Arsenio Hall” and “Conan O’Brien” shows. As a club DJ, the progenitor of “open-format” (incorporating a multitude of musical genres) has spun in 20 countries for clients including Calvin Klein and Red Bull. Currently, Stretch consults brands via his Music Dept platform, and contributes a column on cassette culture to Medium.com‘s Cuepoint.