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STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES
TUE 22 NOV | IMAX, MILLENNIUM POINT, BIRMINGHAM

Punch Records’ BASS festival returns to Birmingham with HipHop360. A series of events throughout the city featuring legendary artists who shaped the sound of a generation. HipHop360 celebrates every aspect of street-level black music culture.

In partnership with Flatpack: Assemble and BFI Black Star Punch are presenting the Birmingham premiere of the fascinating documentary Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives.

During the 1990s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their radio show exceed 300 million. The late night program had a cult following in the art/fashion world and prison population as well. All would loyally tune in for the humour just as much for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever.

With an introduction to the film from Bobbito Garcia and a special post-screening Q&A with Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia over the evening we’ll explore the early days of Hip Hop and its influence on the world of music, youth culture and style!

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