Stevie Wonder Talks Growing Up Motown, Missing Prince and More with Stretch & Bobbito
The legend on shifting towards political sharpness, nearly getting dropped by Motown and remembering Prince the way he was
Another week, another stellar episode of What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito. Adding to a perpetually-expanding list of illustrious guests, the venerable NYC radio duo were joined by the one and only Stevie Wonder this morning on the latest installment of their new NPR program.
For the hosts (and astute Wonderologist, DJ Spinna) it was a moment to revel in the presence of one of music’s most prolifically influential legacies. For their subject, Mr. Wonderlove, a moment to discuss an early-career turn towards activism emboldening the Motown institution with a social and political consciousness unseen and unheard in r&b and pop at the time; a moment to reflect on maybe the only other presence in music with a comparable caliber of catalog: Prince. Here, Wonder reveals that he’d spoken with the late icon not too long before his tragic passing and that their connection, their creative and spiritual kinship, was formidable.
Hear Stevie Wonder tell all on the latest episode of What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito below. Catch him live in Central Park at Global Citizen Festival with Pharrell, Big Sean, Andra Day and more. Hit the link to grab your tickets today.