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Stretch and Bobbito (Photo credit: Gio Reda)
Hip-hop radio icons Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito have announced their return after a 19-year hiatus. Starting in summer, the pair will host an interview-based podcast on NPR that will cover an array of topics, including music, film, sports, and politics.
The duo rose to fame in the ‘90s with their groundbreaking program, The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show. The program, which aired on New York’s WKCR, helped introduce the world to some of hip-hop’s biggest artists, including The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Nas, and Eminem. It later became a proving ground for rappers, who would freestyle live on air.
“You weren’t [sh#t] until [you were featured on the show],” legendary rapper and producer El-P says in the trailer for the podcast.
Stretch and Bobbito add, “As you and I have evolved as men, our interests have grown out way beyond the confines of hip-hop, and so it’s a blessing that NPR has invited us to return.”
The podcast won’t be the duo’s first collaboration with network. In 2015, NPR screened a documentary about them called Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives.
Watch the trailer below and stay tuned for the debut episode.