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For many hip-hop heads during the '90s, music discovery started and ended with The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show, broadcast weekly from their home at Columbia University’s WKCR FM. The duo of DJ Stretch Armstrong and 'Bobbito' García consistently introduced listeners to unsigned and up-next talent with exclusive premieres and in-studio freestyles, cementing themselves in the culture and spawning a host of classic material. And yes, we do mean classic. We're talking music from Nas, JAY Z, Biggie, Wu-Tang and all your other favorite legends well before they were famous. There's a good reason it was named the "Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All Time" in 1998 by Source Magazine.
Now, we have another reason to celebrate the two radio legends, as their upcoming documentary, Stretch And Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, is slated to premiere this summer. In advance of the film, the duo has taken to SoundCloud to unearth some dopeness from their crates. Entitled Stretch & Bobbito Joints, it packs 25 highlights from the vaults, including freestyles from the likes of Black Moon, Big L, Kool Keith, Keith Murray and more. Enjoy the quick trip back to the Golden Era, courtesy of the legendary duo, and make sure you peep the documentary upon its release.