Bobbito is Dj, host, and producer of the internationally acclaimed "C.M.Famalam" radio program with his partner Lord Sear on WKCR 89.9fm in New York. The show was formerly known as the "Dj Stretch Armstong and Bobbito" show from 1990-'98, and was regarded as the "Best Show in Hip Hop History" by the Source Magazine in 1998. From 1996-'98, Stretch and Bobbito did a stint together on Hot 97fm, and the show was number #1 in its time slot for all New York Arbitron rated stations. Bobbito appears on the Epic Records "Vinyl Exams" old school hip hop compilation (released 11/21/00) as the host, introducing songs similar to how he does on radio and interviewing Afrika Bambaataa and Run DMC for interludes between songs. As Dj Cucumber Slice, Bobbito has opened up concerts for Latin music legend Eddie Palmieri (5 time Grammy Award Winner), Afro-funk progenitor Tony Allen(formerly Fela Kuti's drummer), Jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, jazz-funk legend Roy Ayers and Soul singers D'Angelo and Bilal. Bobbito has spun alongside godfathers of Hip Hop Dj Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa in recent years at the annual Rock Steady Crew and Zulu Nation Anniversaries. He has also spun alongside modern legends Dj Pete Rock, Dj Premier, and Dj Roc Raida. In the summer of 2000 he opened up for Hip Hop artist Common at the prestigious Central Park Summerstage Concert Series, and became the first U.S. Hip Hop artist to perform in post apartheid South Africa. He has spun parties for designers Betsey Johnson and Darryl K, film personalities Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, graffiti icon Lee Quinones, pop icon Wyclef as well as a number of Playboy Magazine events. In November '00 Bobbito was the guest dj on BET's "In da Basement" program. He has dj'ed in over 10 countries in the continents of Europe and Asia, and over 10 states here in the U.S.
Stretch & Armstrong show on WKCR 89.9FM Bobbito has written the column "Bobbito's Soundcheck" for Vibe Magazine since 1995, interviewees have included Quincy Jones, Michael Jordan, Al Green, and Branford Marsalis who referred to Bobbito as "a professor of music." Vibe's readership has been estimated at 4 million. In 1991, Bobbito wrote a landmark article titled "Confessions of a Sneaker Addict," for the Source Magazine. It was the first article ever in a Hip Hop magazine that explored hip hop's cultural affinity for fashion, and it foreshadowed by 5 years the boom in the sneaker industry for releasing limited edition reissues of classic old product. This article led to Bobbito appearing in over 30 television and radio ads for Nike, locally in New York, nationally, and overseas in Japan. Spots have included a Penny Hardaway national spot in 1995, the immensely popular "Freestyle" commercial choreographed by Savion Glover and the recent Vince Carter/Rucker Park commercial. In 1999 Bobbito was an announcer for MTV's Rock and Jock Celebrity Basketball program. Bobbito is currently working on a sneaker book titled,"Where'd You Get Those" on Testify Books due out in 2003. His critically acclaimed writing has also appeared in Slam, Stress, the Fader and Rappages magazines. Bobbito is a principal cast member of the New Line Cinema film,"A Prison Song" directed by Darnell Martin and starring Q Tip. It is airing now on BET and also stars Mary J. Blige, Elvis Costello, and Fat Joe. This dramatic role follows up Bobbito's cameo appearance as a club Dj in Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam" film. Bobbito's first major film appearance was in "Above the Rim" as a basketball player. He played professionally in Puerto Rico for the Arecibo Capitanes in 1987, and played college at Division 3 Wesleyan University in 1987-88. From 1994-96 he played for the Fila sponsored United Brooklyn pro-am team in the West 4th St tournament and the East Orange Pro-am tournament. In 1997 he coached boy's varsity at El Puente High School in Brooklyn. In August 2001 Bobbito performed in a basketball exhibition tour in Taiwan. Bobbito has been a been a premier member of the Rock Steady Crew since 1993 in the style of 'Uprock' dancing, and has danced in videos for the Roots, Tony Touch, 3rd Bass, and Company Flow. Bobbito's current entreprenuerial ventures include the music and writing site somosarte.com/Bobbito/ and the record label Fruitmeat (formerly Fondle'em Records). In 1997 Fondle'em was voted best independent record company of the year by an Urb Magazine reader's poll as well as by Trace Magazine in London. Def Jux has just recently released "Farewell Fondle'em" a compilation of Fondle'em releases plus new tracks on cd which is available in stores now.
Stretch & Bobbito Show