Podcast: What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito – Episode 8 (Run The Jewels)
Killer Mike and El-P Discuss Social Activism, Homophobia in Hip Hop, and the Power of Slang
Legendary DJs who originated in New York’s early ’90s rap scene, Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia are legendary conversationalists and expert interviewers. In the latest episode of What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito, their new NPR podcast, Stretch and Bob sit down with another formidable duo–massively acclaimed festival favorites Run The Jewels. Though Killer Mike and El-P come from vastly different backgrounds, they found an unlikely partnership founded upon their activist values and their love for creative trash talk. With Stretch and Bobbito, the duo discusses the use of offensive language, comments on Killer Mike’s support of Bernie Sanders, and marvels at the devotion of their legion of fans. The conversation is insightful, revealing, and frequently humorous, as Stretch and Bobbito demonstrate their peerless ability to put their subjects at ease and approach angles that exposes a different side of their interviewees.
As hosts of a cultishly beloved college radio show from 1990 to 1998, they helped buoy the careers of artists such as Jay-Z, Wu-Tan Clan, Nas, Notorious B.I.G, and many more. The radio show was the subject of the Netflix original documentary Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, directed by Bobbito himself. With “What’s Good,” hosted by NPR, Stretch and Bobbito will bring their signature wit and empathetic interview questions to brand new conversations with cultural movers and shakers in art, music, politics, and sports. Previous guests have included Stevie Wonder, Chance The Rapper, Mahershala Ali, Vice TV’s Eddie Huang, actress/director Regina King, activist Linda Sarsour and Dave Chappelle, and upcoming episodes will feature even more incredible guests from the world of music, film, politics, and more. Last month, Stretch and Bobbito hosted a Reddit AMA, where they discussed their favorite emcees, the history of their classic radio show, their role as announcers for the classic video game NBA Street Vol. 2, and much more. Catch Stretch & Bobbito live tonight at The Bell House in Brooklyn with artist and designer Eric Haze and actress/activist Rosie Perez. Their Brooklyn stop is the first leg of their three-city live podcast tour, with further stops in DC and Los Angeles.
Join Stretch and Bobbito on their three-city live podcast tour in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Tickets: NPRPresents.org
9/7 @ NYC: Artist and designer Eric Haze and actress and activist Rosie Perez
9/22 @ DC: Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés
9/27 @ LA: World-renowned tattoo artist Mister Cartoon
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