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Bobbito García a.k.a. Kool Bob Love

Aug 10, Friday - 11:55pm
Special Event

During the 1990s, Bobbito Garcia was one-half of the “Stretch and Bobbito” program on WKCR. The duo introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie and Wu-Tang, as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem and the Fugees. In 1998, the Source Magazine voted them as “The Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All Time.”

A world-renowned DJ, Bobbito has spun World, Soul, and Jazz music at Lincoln Center, Central Park SummerStage (NYC), and the Kennedy Center (DC). He is founding member of the Kennedy Center’s Hip Hop Culture Council and recent Wesleyan University “Distinguished Alumni Award” recipient, and co-hosts NPR’s “What’s Good with Stretch and Bobbito” podcast.

An NYC native, García is a freelance creative who has put an indelible footprint on multiple urban movements. As the progenitor of sneaker journalism, García penned his landmark Source article “Confessions of a Sneaker Addict” in 1990, then in 2003 became the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). In 2005, ESPN’s “It’s the Shoes” series, hosted by Bobbito, became the first show on the subject in broadcasting history.

As an award-winning filmmaker, García has directed Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC and Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, which premiered on PBS and Showtime, respectively. His third film, Rock Rubber 45s, releases this summer and receives it’s South Bay premier at Summer Fest.  See link below for more details.

A world-renowned DJ, Bobbito has spun World, Soul, and Jazz music at Lincoln Center, Central Park SummerStage (NYC), and the Kennedy Center (DC). He is founding member of the Kennedy Center’s Hip Hop Culture Council and recent Wesleyan University “Distinguished Alumni Award” recipient, and co-hosts NPR’s “What’s Good with Stretch and Bobbito” podcast.

An NYC native, García is a freelance creative who has put an indelible footprint on multiple urban movements. As the progenitor of sneaker journalism, García penned his landmark Source article “Confessions of a Sneaker Addict” in 1990, then in 2003 became the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). In 2005, ESPN’s “It’s the Shoes” series, hosted by Bobbito, became the first show on the subject in broadcasting history.

As an award-winning filmmaker, García has directed Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC and Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, which premiered on PBS and Showtime, respectively. His third film, Rock Rubber 45s, releases this summer and receives it’s South Bay premier at Summer Fest.  See link below for more details.