What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito is your source for untold stories and uncovered truths. Hosts Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia interview cultural influencers, bringing their warmth, humor, and a fresh perspective. They're talking about art, music, politics, sports and what's good!
The virtuosic jazz keyboardist joins Stretch & Bobbito for a wide-ranging conversation about his earliest music memories, the first time he met Dr. Dre and why he's trying to get more young people into jazz music.
You might not know his name, but if you're a fan of comedy you definitely know his work. Neal Brennan found immense success in his early 20s by co-creating Chappelle's Show and writing the movie Half Baked with fellow comedian Dave Chappelle. But more recently Brennan has been getting back on stage as a stand-up comedian. He joins Stretch and Bob for a conversation about his days as a comedy club doorman in New York, why he's not concerned with PC culture and what to expect from his stand-up tour "Here We Go."
Writer, art activist and cultural curator Kimberly Drew joins Stretch & Bobbito to discuss her earliest art memories, how she found inspiration in Kehinde Wiley's paintings and why working for The Metropolitan Museum of Art was great, but "exhausting."
The writer/director of the film Mid90s joins Stretch & Bobbito for a lively conversation about how hip-hop influenced his life, how he used to collect tapes of their WKCR show, and why seeing LL Cool J in concert at 13 was a little weird.
Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) and Mike Diamond (Mike D) of the hip-hop group Beastie Boys talk about their new book, which is largely a love letter to their late band mate, Adam "MCA" Yauch. Plus they reflect on growing up in 1980s New York City and how they gained respect in hip-hop.
The Guatemalan singer/songwriter joins Stretch & Bobbito to talk about the ups and downs of navigating the music industry as an independent artist and what she's doing to help victims of the Volcán de Fuego disaster in her home country.
Chef Massimo Bottura's restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy currently holds the top spot on the annual list of the world's 50 best restaurants. But his creative and contemporary take on Italian cuisine wasn't always a hit with the locals. Bottura joins Stretch and Bobbito to talk about the early days of his now-famous restaurant, the humble roots of Italian cuisine and how he's using his influence to advocate against food waste and hunger via his non-profit, Food For Soul. Plus, Jon Gray from the Bronx-based food collective Ghetto Gastro calls in to talk about their plans to collaborate on a community kitchen project.
Pepsi. Apple. Uber. Endeavor. Just a handful of the companies branding guru Bozoma Saint John has already had her hands on. The daughter of a Ghanaian politician raised between the U.S. and Africa, Saint John embodies a worldliness, a confidence and a curiosity that has made her one of the most sought-after marketers working today. She joins Stretch & Bobbito for a lively discussion about her Ghanaian roots, the tough life lessons she learned from Spike Lee and her newest challenge: helping Papa John's Pizza re-brand after a CEO scandal.
The Roots frontman Black Thought (aka Tariq Trotter) joins Stretch & Bob for an open conversation about his early days in Philly, how childhood trauma motivated him to succeed and the guys uncover his 1994 freestyle from their show at WKCR.
Pioneering model, agent and fashion activist Bethann Hardison talks about sneaking into bars as a child in 1950s Brooklyn, modeling in the historic 1973 Battle of Versailles fashion show and how the industry has evolved in the past 50 years.
Legendary emcee Rakim joins Stretch and Bobbito for a look at his iconic career and life, including reflections on his Islamic faith, the dissolution of his duo with Eric B., and the patience it takes to craft the perfect rhyme.
Musician, style icon and guitar hero Lenny Kravitz talks with Stretch & Bobbito about his formative years in New York, his experience growing up as a biracial kid, and that time he shared a stage with Aretha Franklin.
Enigmatic singer/songwriter Erykah Badu joins Stretch & Bobbito for a freewheeling conversation about her daily visit to "the five doctors," how she became a certified doula, her desire to try stand-up comedy and her getting critiqued by Prince.
The world famous tattoo and graffiti artist joins the hosts live from Los Angeles to talk about the unique cast of characters that shaped him as an artist, translating his signature style onto Nikes, and what it was like to tattoo Kanye West.
Hill Harper is an author, activist and actor, who recently became a regular on ABC's drama "The Good Doctor". The hosts and Harper talk about justice in America, how playing a cop on TV informs his views on policing, and about playing ball with former president Barack Obama.
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Donnell Rawlings preview their month long residency at Radio City Music Hall. They talk to Stretch and Bobbito about their early days in stand-up, hosting Saturday Night Live after the election, and the changing face of their hometown Washington D.C.