I was 1st introduced to Bobbito Garcia back in the early 90's when he was doing his college radio show along side Dj Stretch Armstrong. I was going to USF here in Tampa at the time and doing college radio as well. We just happened to be doing our show here in Tampa at the same time they were on. My co-host Scoot Lover, Ke'shem Sadiq and I would often call Bobbito's shows to do shout outs and just check in. We had a friend that lived on campus who's brother still lived in NY and would tape their show every week. He would hook us up with a copy of a new tape every week. I still have a whole box of these tapes at my crib.... Fast forward to a few years later, I took a trip to New York to go experience the Rock Steady Crew's yearly anniversary. It was here that I finally meet Bobbito in person. He was just has cool and down to earth as I imagined him to be. He was actually in the circle of B-Boys up-rocking and just enjoying the culture. Since then, I've watched him grow and go on to inspire so many people with his books, movies, and DJing. I'm now looking forward to watching is new documentary "Rock Rubber 45's" Check the trailer below:
Rock Rubber 45s is a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic New York City culture orchestrator Bobbito Garcia. The film explores García’s youth dealing with mistreatment, educational quandaries, identity, and loss as well as his ascension to self-determination as an adult freelance creative. The ballplayer/author/DJ/filmmaker has carved an independent career that has inspired millions throughout the world, and has affected the growth and direction of the footwear, hip hop, and sports industries in the process. DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987. As an award-winning filmmaker, Garcia has directed DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC, STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES, and his autobiographical documentary ROCK RUBBER 45s. Currently, "Kool Bob Love" produces his b-ball tournament Full Court 21™ in four continents, and co-hosts NPR's "What's Good With Stretch And Bobbito" podcast.