Zoo York Mixtape

Growing up, Skateboarding and Hip-Hop went hand in hand.  From 95-98 you could catch a young Rev skating with a backpack full of mixtapes, paint markers, Krylon cans and a boombox/walkman damn near everyday.  So in 1998 when the Zoo York Mixtape hit the streets I was immediately blown away.  The film was extremely creative in the way it interwove east coast street skating with rare footage of some of Hip-Hops finest freestyling on WKCR’s 89.9 Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito radio show from the early 90’s. 

Looking back, this is the definition of nostalgia to people like me who skated and were fans of Hip-Hop.  Some highlights from the film include Ghostface spitting his verse from Criminology right off a loose sheet of paper, a very dope DJ Roc Raida set at the end, plus the always entertaining Harold Hunter.

Shout out to the Coliseum, Eastern Boarder & Concrete Wave

R.I.P. Roc Raida

R.I.P. Harold Hunter

Bobbito.

Whether it’s Dj cucumber slice, make it happen, bag of tricks, the barber or kool rob love, Bobbito Garcia has been doing his thang for a hot minute now.  Along with DJ Stretch Armstrong on Columbia University’s WKCR 89.9FM they were voted best hip-hop radio show of all time by the source back when they were still credible in 98. 

Bobbito is also an accomplished ball player in his native New York, peep his Make it Happen the freestyle file 

Bob also hosted ESPN’s It’s The Shoes and was featured in the documentary film Just for Kicks  below is a clip from his show on ESPN.