New York hip hop radio veterans Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their legendary radio program, the Stretch and Bobbito Show, which aired on WKCR (Columbia University) during the 1990s, and lived on in several incarnations until being disbanded by the University in 2010. It was during this period of time that the careers of New York artists who went on to become heavyweight hip hop luminaries, including, among many others, Jay-Z and the Wu-Tang Clan, almost universally included being introduced to the hip hop public during their program.
As such, it was no surprise when several of hip hop’s NYC fan favorites came out to Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday, February 10, 2011 to support the dynamic radio duo at a concert that continued the anniversary celebration in a big way. Raekwon, the Artifacts, Buckshot, The Beatnuts and Nice and Smooth, were among those on hand to rock their classics for a heavily appreciative hip hop audience.
Birthplace Magazine could not be in the building (sad face), a fact we are still lamenting, but luckily, the good folks over at 7thboro were, and assembled a nice batch of videos that help to commemorate the event. Take a look below, and be sure to swing by their site as well, in case they post up more from this monumental night.
Also, a recap in the New York Times.
Raekwon / Masta Killa
DJ Premier and Pain In The Ass
Nice and Smooth