Bobbito Garcia and Adrian “Stretch Armstong” Bartos were major contributors to hip-hop culture with their influential New York-based radio show. On February 13th, Row House Cinema and Round Corner Cantina will pay tribute to the legendary DJ duo with a special screening and music event.
Row House Cinema will host the Pittsburgh premiere of Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, a documentary about the legacy of the Stretch And Bobbito Radio Show. 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.
After the screening, Stretch and Bobbito will make a rare appearance at Round Corner Cantina to spin some tunes for the monthly Classic Material: Sound Corner Series. The evening will also include sets from Smi Swigart (SMI), James Scoglietti (Selecta), Phillip Bigphill Thompson (Big Phil), Adam Nugget Kulik (DJ Nugget), Edgar Um, Vince Gancia (Bamboo), and Austrian Crossbow.
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives will screen at 7 p.m. A Q&A and meet and greet with Stretch and Bobbito will also take place. The afterparty will begin at 9 p.m. Tickets cost between $12 and $17 and are available for purchase at the Row House website. Admission to the Round Corner afterparty is $5 with movie ticket, $10 without.