Brooklyn Bodega is proud to announce its newest additions to this year’s week long celebration of Hip-Hop and the “Planet of Brooklyn.”
Fresh off tearing the roof off a sold out Southpaw rising star and contributor to the much anticipated Dr. Dre “Detox” album Kendrick Lamar will be playing the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Main Stage on July 16th.
Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede better know as Camp Lo will be setting off the Festival on July 11th at Brooklyn Bowl with The Artifacts and J-Live. The duo is riding high after releasing “80 Blocks to Tiffany’s” with Soul Brother #1 Pete Rock
Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Diamond District are the first “Friends” to be announced who will be performing with Q-Tip as part of “Q-Tip & Friends” on Saturday, July 16th. Click here for tickets to the BHF ’11 Main Day
In addition to the Main Day, Ali Shaheed will also be performing a DJ-set at The BHF Afterparty following Main Day. DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz will also be rocking the night away at Southpaw with a production set by The Stuyvesants. Click here for tickets to the After Party
“Dedicating a whole week to Hip-Hop is no easy task. The vast nature of Hip-Hop makes it difficult but I’m proud to say that Brooklyn Bodega has done its best to incorporate the many aspects within a 6 day time frame. Individual events like Show & Prove, “Under the Influence” Art Event and Salute the DJ, work together to complete a much larger picture; with each representing an element of this dynamic culture.”
-Wes Jackson, Executive Director,Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
SALUTE THE DJ (7/14):
Brooklyn Bodega is proud to bring back Salute The DJ on July 14th as part of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. For this historic event, Brooklyn Bodega has put together a memorable line-up that includes legendary Marley Marl who will be paying tribute to Mr.Magic with his “Rap Attack Live” showcase; Turntablist battle veteran, Roli Rho; the inventor of the scratch, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Chicago legend Twilite Tone; and returning host, Torae. The Bodega is excited to bring together some of Hip-Hop’s best DJs while paying tribute to the late John “Mr. Magic” Rivas, with proceeds from the night being donated to the The Mr. Magic Shout Out Foundation, Inc.
SHOW & PROVE SUPER BOWL (7/11):
Brooklyn Bodega is excited to announce its Show & Prove Super Bowl headliner eLZhi who will be performing his recent mixtape release “Elmatic” with a live band. Detriot rapper eLZhi has remained prominent on the Hip-Hop scene through his work with Slum Village, J Dilla and The Alchemist. His recent mixtape release “Elmatic” is a homage to the classic Nas album “Illmatic” and Brooklyn Bodega is hype to have this performance as part of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on July 11 at the Show & Prove Super Bowl.
SHOW & PROVE (6/22):
Brooklyn Bodega, along with 2DopeBoyz.com, present the third and final installment of the Show & Prove preliminaries on June 22 at Public Assembly. Earth Gang, L.O.W.F.I., Venomous 2000, LA and Black Sunn & 810, will compete for the last spot in the Show & Prove competition. This round’s winner will join Clear Soul Forces and Chris Faust on July 11 at the Show & Prove Super Bowl as part of the Festival’s week-long programming. The winner, of course, gets to perform on New York City’s largest stage during The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival’s Main Day festivities, on Saturday, July 16.
“UNDER THE INFLUENCE” ART EVENT (7/12):
Brooklyn Bodega presents “Under The Influence,” the first curated art event to be held in conjunction with BHF ’11. Opening Tuesday, July 12th as part of the Festival’s week-long programming at The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY; the exhibit will celebrate the influence Hip-Hop has had for multiple generations within the artistic community.
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) returns on Monday, July 11th- Saturday, July, 16th. This premier week-long, all-ages event attracts over 20,000 fans to Brooklyn annually in a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture. More artists and venue information to be announced soon!
This year, fans can look forward to the return of the Show & Prove Super Bowl, Bodega Education Initiative, Salute The DJ, Family Day and the Main Stage performances; plus new programming such as “Under The Influence” Art Event and the Bodega Recognition Awards.