Robert "Bobbito" Garcia
Robert "Bobbito" Garcia, also known as world-renowned DJ Bobbito Garcia, is the co-host of NPR's podcast What's Good with Stretch and Bobbito. In the show, Stretch and Bobbito interview cultural influencers, bringing their warmth, humor, and a fresh perspective. In the 1990s, radio duo Stretch and Bobbito were pivotal figures in the evolution of hip-hop as a worldwide cultural phenomenon.
Bobbito 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 ESPN's "It's the Shoes" series. In 2007, Nike released seven co-designed Air Force 1 sneakers bearing his signature. As an award-winning filmmaker, Garcia has directed two documentaries: Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC and Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives. Currently, "Kool Bob Love" is directing an autobiographical documentary titled Rock Rubber 45s, and produces his tournament Full Court 21™ All World in four continents.
Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia don't DJ holiday parties anymore, but they do have some suggestions on what you could put on your party playlist.
In a summer full of anniversaries, the 1972 Wattstax concert in Los Angeles probably doesn't stick out. But Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia, of NPR's What's Good With Stretch and Bobbito podcast, have good reason to talk about it.