Incurable hip-hop junkies DJ Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito García helped change the landscape of New York’s hip-hop subterranean thanks to their pioneering radio show on Columbia’s WKCR. The list of emerging stars that stopped by for a quick freestyle in the ’90s reads like a playlist of the decade’s platinum superstars, most unfuckwithable Tunnel-banger practitioners, and a generation of underground-as-fuck vinyl pushers. Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of this influential graveyard-shift transmission with a live late-night radio show—fully loaded with their trusty turntables, their charming banter, and their revolving lineup of guests ready to kick a dope verse (more than one MC with a platinum plaque is currently rumored to be stopping by). It runs from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Thursday (just like in the ’90s—give or take an hour) so get ready to night-owl it with the best around.
Thu., Feb. 10, 10 p.m., 2011