Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is right around the corner! For those who aren’t familiar with this event, it began back in 04′ by Brooklyn Bodega. They’ve had all artists from A Tribe Called Quest to Smif N Wessun. This year it will be held from July 5th to the 10th. If you find yourself free one of those days, definitely check it out. Especially if you live and breathe hip hop, this is truly a celebration you don’t want to miss.


Mon 7/5: Show and Prove Superbowl

Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 963-3369


Six Artists will compete in the last show and prove for the remaining two slots for the main day on July 10th. Finalists: Kalae All Day, Poetic Republic, The Crowd, Mike Flo, St Joe Louis

Followed by an After party with Large Pro on the wheels & more.

Cover- $5 – This event is 21+

Tuesday 7/6: Bodega Education Initiative: The Legacy of J Dilla

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Cover- $10 – All Ages

BEI’s  main focus is to celebrate the life and understand the music of the late J Dilla, who is one of the most influential Hip Hop producers and composers of all time. In collaboration with The J Dilla Foundation, an organization founded by J Dilla’s mother and lifelong friend, Maureen Yancey. This event will be filled with panel discussions and seminars that will delve into the scope of production and Dilla’s influence on hip hop.


4- 4:30pm: Stussy J Dilla Documentary

4:30-5:45pm: Session 1
Roundtable Discussion discussing Dilla’s production techniques, diverse discography, and influence.
There will also be a special discussion about Dilla’s path as artist as entrepreneur.
Featured Artists: Frank Nitty from Frank N Dank, Wajeed from the Platinum Pied Pipers, DJ Spinna and Big Tone
5:45-6:15 pm: 30 minute Intermission:
J Dilla Ensemble

6:15-7:30pm: Session 2
One-on-One conversation with Dilla’s mother, Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancey and Q-Tip.
Two of the most important people in Dilla’s life will give an intimate glimpse into the life of one of the most prolific and talented producers Hip-Hop has ever produced.
Featured Artist: Q Tip
7:30-7:45pm: 15 minute Break:
J Dilla Ensemble
Closing Remarks

Wed. 7/8: Classic Hip-Hop Film Night

Screening of “Juice” (1992)


Brooklyn Tech High School

29 Fort Greene Place

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Cover $5- All Ages

Thurs 7/9: Salute the DJ

9pm – 1am Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211-3009
(718) 486-5400

Featured DJ’s:

Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love
DJ Spinna
Rob Swift of the X-ecutioners
DJ Rhettmatic of The Beat Junkies
Waajeed (PPP)

This event will be divided into two parts.

The first will see Bobbito, Spinna and Waajeed rock solo sets and then go record for record as they spin the best Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, House and whatever flavor they have in their crates.

The second will feature a four turntable extravaganza with Rob Swift of The X-ecutioners and DJ Rhettmatic of The Beat Junkies. These world renowned and champion Turntablists will whip the crowd into a frenzy with a display of turntable wizardry.

Cover $10 – This Event is 21+

Fri 7/10: BHF Family Day

26 New Dock Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Block party centered around the youth in the Hip-Hop community. Games, Entertainment, Community Groups, politicians, Moms, Dads, and kids come together to celebrate the core message of Hip-Hop: social change and individual empowerment.

Saturday 7/10 Performance Day


26 New Dock Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Cover $15- All Ages

Featured Artists:De La Soul, Smif N Wessun, Black Moon, Black Milk, Masta Ace, Skyzoo, Money Making Jam Boys, Curren$y, Fashawn, Rakka Iriscience, DJ Babu, J Dilla Ensemble, Dj Parler, Those Chosen, Aquil.

Hosted by Uncle Ralph Mcdaniel

Saturday 7/10 BHF 2010 After Party

9pm – 2am.
125 Fifth Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217


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  1. ohh man – wish i didnt have work 😦 lol …..maybe i can make it to the monday one –idk well see.

    your going to rock the bells ??? yay =D me && the bg are going !!! getting the tickets next week .

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