Brooklyn Bodega, Inc. and The Bodega Agency, the producers of Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, now in its 12th year, announced that this year’s annual celebration goes down July 13 – 16. Also, the festival’s house DJ will be Rob Swift, of X-ecutioners fame, and its hosts are once again Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Brooklyn rapper Torae.
More than just a concert, the festival touts four days of “beats, rhymes, knowledge, film, photography, MCs, DJs, B-Boys, B-Girls, food, fashion and more.”
“I am proud of the programming the team has put together this year. Nas was one of the last legends of the game we wanted to get. Been after that brother for six years!,” said Festival Executive Director Wes Jackson. “The fans (in our office and out) have been on us to get Fabolous as well. He is a Brooklyn king and we are honored to have him on our stage this year. [Talib] Kweli’s art and activism mirrors our own so much that people assumed he had played our stage before. He has been a guest several times but now we have him on that bill for real. Rapsody is an amazing talent that we also have been after for the past three years. She is coming off a banner and Grammy nominated year and I have no doubt people will be thrilled to put a name to the voice on that classic Kendrick [Lamar] album.”
Check out a partial itinerary, with much more to come, below. You can already cop tickets to the 2016 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival right here.
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