Stretch & Bobbito + The M19's Band | Vinyl Pre-order

March 16, 2020

Stretch & Bobbito + The M19's Band | Vinyl Pre-order

Our good friends Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia have played a key role in weaving the fabric of the hip-hop scene we know and love by introducing the world to legendary artists through their infamous radio show. Now, after three decades of influencing culture, the radio legends and dynamic duo Stretch & Bobbito have released their first ever album, No Requests. Check it out and pre-order the vinyl, cassette, and 45 box set here.

This marks an important milestone for the iconic New York DJs. They curated and produced songs for 10x Grammy Winner Eddie Palmieri’s new label Uprising Music, enlisting world-class talent for this inimitable body of work. As such, the track listing seamlessly integrates Soul, Latin, Jazz, Afro, Samba, and Reggae into an O.G. genre-less cocktail that’s equally intoxicating and inspiring.

In order to bring the project to life, they assembled an A-list cast of musicians to comprise, The M19s Band—affectionately named after Manhattan’s old M19 bus. Back in the day, Bobbito hailed from the Upper West Side and Stretch called the Upper East Side home. This M19 doubled as an artery connecting these two halves of unique urban neighborhoods. It ultimately allowed them to cross cultures and demographic boundaries, much like the music on the album does today.

“Producing an album together just seemed like the logical next step to our legacy,” Stretch & Bobbito added. “Having the blessing of NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri and his label’s team to guide us on this journey is almost unfathomable! Much in the way that Palmieri broke barriers with his seminal 1971 LP Harlem River Drive, our goal, from even the first rehearsal, was to do the same— bridge gaps and bring distinct listening communities to one common ground. Our advantage lies in that we’re both DJs who combined have spun in over 50+ countries worldwide. We bring all these experiences into this project. With Brooklyn Road and ADA’s global support and distribution of our music plus podcast, we’re hoping to really reach far corners!

This album features some fantastic recreations of the duo's favorite songs including Chaka Kahn's "I Know You, I Live You", Babe Ruth's OG break banger, "The Mexican", and Stevie Wonder's "If You Really Loved Me". 

Additionally, Stretch & Bobbito and Brooklyn Road announce the launch of their podcast “The Actual Stretch and Bobbito Show”. It will be produced and recorded at Atlantic Studios in NYC. Click HERE to check it out. Get ready for Stretch & Bobbito to make history like never before in 2020!






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