Outside of the music, days one and two will be devoted to workshops, panel discussions and film screenings at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, expanding the BKHHF program with educational programs that touch on reforming our criminal justice system and stress the value of entrepreneurship. Get the full Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival program by hitting the link below.
The weekend of Jul 13th, Brooklyn Bodega‘s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will return to the mighty borough for its 12th installment. Hosted by Ralph McDaniels (co-creator and host of the pioneering, Video Music Box) and Torae, this year’s performance will mark yet another stud bill, featuring NaS, Talib Kweli, Rapsody and Fabolous for headlining slots with more performers to be announced in the weeks and months ahead. And while we’d personally love to see some of the New York MCs making waves in hip-hop’s next-gen (Joey Bada$$, Bishop Nehru or even Raury would be a nice fit) we should remind you that it was at Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival that Jay Electronica brought out Jay-Z and the Nation Of Islam in an unforgettable performance just a few years back. So even if you’ve seen Nasir get busy a few too many times over the last 20-plus year, just know that anything can happen at Brooklyn Bridge Park.