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Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that changed lives ( Documentary Review by Phinesse Demps)

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 radio 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 humor just as much for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever.
Now if Straight Outta Compton was the film to see in 2015, then this documentary out
on Netflix is a must see for TRUE hip-hop, radio, and Indie artist who need to study the history of not
only music, but ICONIC folks who were responsible making the entire world of hip-hop a viable business.

For me as a young radio dee-jay on the station WJPZ (Z-89), in Syracuse, New York, Stretch and Bobbito were my heroes! From the records, they spun, the language they spoke, and the sacrifice they made to be true to the music and artist. My crew, LFP, my radio partner Jim Mahoney we did
just about everything but have artist on the air. We may not been able to hear their show LIVE but
we heard the stories and followed them in the Source Magazine.
Being able to see and hear about their experiences and then having these artist talk about being on
their show and hearing and understanding the impact this had on their careers is just dope! This is
a DEFINITE must see! Thank you Stretch and Bobbito! On Netflix now Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that Changed Lives.

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