Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia have two fingers on the pulse and two feet on the street in both their historical understanding of the NY scene and their own perception of individual style. As they cook up new fits, Ropeadope returns to their apparel roots to design, market, and distribute the new, evolving line of S & B apparel.
With the release of their debut album, the collab begins with the cover, featuring a classic image from legendary Bronx photographer Joe Conzo, with the S&B tag right up behind the blades. Compact Discs and Vinyl complement the clothing, with pre-orders shipping the week of February 7th. New designs will appear throughout the year in capsule collections and individual features.
“Been a supporter of what Ropeadope represents for almost two decades so was a no brainer to collab with the brand for our CD and merchandise!” (Bobbito Garcia)
“When you talk about the classic look, the vibe, the hip garment and the even hipper art, there could be no better example than Stretch & Bobbito, with Joe Conzo’s imagery kicking it off” (Louis Marks, Ropeadope)
Stretch and Bobbito’s debut album No Requests explores the legendary club DJs’ vast musical knowledge with reimaginations of songs directly from their record crates! Featuring the M19s Band, a live group of elite hand-picked musicians, the gatekeepers of ‘90s Hip Hop step outside their foundational genre base to produce Latin, Afro-beat, Samba, Jazz, Reggae, and Soul reinterpretations of dance floor bangers—ranging from popular to rare and obscure—which loosely depart expected structure and create new nuances to familiar tunes. All tracks have one goal in mind: GROOVE!
No Requests will be released on 10x Grammy Winner Eddie Palmieri’s newly formed label, Uprising Music. The Live Set merges a core band with ground-breaking guests into a continuous sonic journey guided by Stretch and Bobbito, who will seamlessly incorporate DJing in and out of songs performed live.