Adrian “Stretch” Bartos Biography
Adrian “Stretch” Bartos professionally known as DJ Stretch Armstrong is an American DJ and music producer based in New York. He is also a former co-host of the hip-hop radio show The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show, alongside Bobbito Garcia.
Adrian “Stretch” Bartos Age
Bartos is 52 years old as of 2021. He was born on September 29, 1969, in New York, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 29th September every year.
Adrian “Stretch” Bartos Height
Bartos stands at a height of 1.8 meters.
Adrian “Stretch” Bartos Family
Bartos grew raised on the Upper East Side of New York City. He loved boomboxes as a kid, and his older sister was into early dance music in the 1970s, bringing songs home for him to listen to. He started DJing in the downtown section of New York City, making his own concert fliers out of cardboard, scissors, and glue.
Adrian “Stretch” Bartos Wife
Bartos is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Adrian being in any past relationship with anyone.
Adrian “Stretch” Bartos Net Worth
Bartos has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
Adrian “Stretch” Bartos Salary
Bartos earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Adrian “Stretch” Bartos Career
Bartos co-hosted The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on Columbia University’s WKCR from 1990 to 1998. It included rare demo tapes and in-studio freestyles from a number of then-unsigned hip hop artists, including Nas, Big Pun, Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Cam’ron, DMX, Wu-Tang Clan, Fugees, Talib Kweli, Big L, and The Notorious B.I.G., many of whom went on to have big label success later.
In 2020, the duo collaborated on an album called No Requests with a group of artists known as the M19, which is named after a Manhattan bus that connects the Upper East and Upper West Sides. With revised lyrics and no sampling, the album offers a reworking of hip-founding hop’s tunes.
In 2017, Bartos co-hosted NPR’s What’s Good with Stretch and Bobbito podcast. Dave Chappelle and Stevie Wonder were among the guests on the show, which covered art, politics, and sports as well as music.
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, a film on his and Garcia’s musical careers, was picked up by Netflix in 2015 on the 25th anniversary of the pair’s radio show. Their show was named “The Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All Time” by The Source Magazine in 1998.
Adrian “Stretch” BartosBibliography
Powerhouse Books published Bartos’ debut book, No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999, which he co-authored with archivist Evan Auerbach. It’s “essentially a book that chronicles the history of New York City nightclubs from ’88 to ’99 as portrayed through club flyer graphics,” according to him.
Adrian “Stretch” Bartos NPR
Bartos is currently working at NPR where he works alongside other famous NPR anchors and reporters including;
- Erika Beras
- Eleanor Beardsley
- Ramtin Arablouei
- Amanda Aronczyk
- Deborah Amos
- Daniel Alarcon
- Bobby Allyn
- Greg Allen
- Rund Abdelfatah