Gen ñ editor bill teck talks to director / producer / mastermind and music supervisor bobbito Garcia about his auto biographical new doc ROCK RUBBER 45s on the new ep of the generation ñ podcast.
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.
ROCK RUBBER 45s
A FILM BY: BOBBITO GARCÍA
WITH: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, ROSIE PEREZ, STEVIE WONDER, QUESTLOVE, PATTI LABELLE, MIKE RAPAPORT, CHUCK D, CHRIS PAUL, SCOTTIE PIPPEN, MAXWELL AND MANY MORE.
MUSIC BY: BOBBITO GARCÍA, EDDIE PALMIERI, ROBERT GLASPER, OSUNLADE, SPINNA, MONICA BLAIRE & THE DU-RITES
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