We're proud to premiere this immensely educational Red Bull Music Academy guest lecture by none other than hip-hop radio stalwarts Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia. Throughout the discussion, which you can watch in the above video, they talk about helping break the careers of the likes of Nas and Jay-Z, what it was like working on "unprofessional radio," and being able to do what their heroes did. You won't just learn something, though, you're sure to laugh a lot, too, as Stretch & Bobbito are two of the funniest cats around. Enjoy.
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The Red Bull Music Academy program is designed to inspire artists to create and innovate by collaborating with an eclectic mix of musicians during an immersive 2 week experience that includes workshops, studio sessions, live performances and master classes.
The 60 musicians that are ultimately selected to participate in this all-expense-paid scholarship program will be given the chance to learn from and work with guest lecturers and luminaries who have shaped our global musical landscape. Past lecturers have included: Eyrkah Badu, ?uestlove, M.I.A., Niles Rodgers, Arthur Baker, Gary Bartz, Chuck D, A-Track, The Mizell Brothers, Adam Freeland, Biz Markie, Black Milk, Bun B, Carl Craig, David Matthews, Dam Funk, DJ Premier, Gilles Peterson, Hank Shocklee, Hugh Masekela, Jeff Mills, Jay Electronica, Just Blaze, Leon Ware, Leroy Burgess, Mark Ronson, Peter Hook, Sly & Robbie and many more.
Nearly 700 musicians have been accepted as participants over the past 14 years. Recent alumni of the Academy include: Aloe Blacc, Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Muhsinah, Tokimonsta, Mr. Hudson, Jackmaster, Katy B and many others
The application to the Academy is open to musicians around the world, and applications are being accepted from 2/2 - 4/2. The Academy itself will take place in NYC 9/30 - 11/2. All the information you need is at the RBMA website.