Established in 2005, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event that showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change.

n addition to musical performances, the Festival offers a number of activities for its audience, including: panel discussions, exhibitions, parties, film screenings and a family-friendly block party. The Festival is more than a concert or outdoor fair. It is a family reunion for lovers of this great culture. Four days of beats, rhymes, knowledge, film, photography, MCs, DJs, B-Boys, B-Girls, food, fashion and more.

The Festival runs from July 13th-16th in multiple locations throughout the borough of Brooklyn.

Finale Concert Line-Up

Headlining this year’s Festival is none other than legendary Queensbridge MC, Harvard scholar, and entrepreneur Nasir Jones better known as NAS with special guests The Soul Rebels.  Joining Nas is Bed-Stuy’s own Fabolous, the Brooklyn MC who has defied father time himself and remained a force in the industry for almost two decades.  Also on the bill for the Finale Concert are fellow Brooklynite, activist and MC, Talib Kweli and Rapsody, one of Hip-Hop’s hottest wordsmiths and influencers.  They will be joined by Festival house DJ, Rob Swift, hosts Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae and many more artists to be announced. Purchase Tickets Here.


Nas w/ special guests The Soul Rebels

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Saturday, July 16, 2016


Talib Kweli

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Saturday, July 16, 2016


Festival Events

More than just music, The Festival celebrates all aspects of Hip-Hop culture including art, film, dance, business, fashion, community activism, technology and more.  All that and more will be on display July 13th -16th this year all around the beautiful borough of Brooklyn.


Hip-Hop Institute

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lectures, panels, and workshops dedicated to the study and advancement of issues of entrepreneurship and criminal justice in our community.

Location: Medgar Evers College, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Dummy Clap Film Festival

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A celebration of Hip-Hop as told through the moving image. Screenings of old school films, documentaries, and shorts.  As well as Masters Classes from leading filmmakers both indie and major.

Location: The English Department at Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY


Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition

Friday, July 15, 2016

Juice celebrates the legacy of hip hop by gathering the next wave of young emerging dancers, deejays, mc’s, beat makers, sneakerheads, and visual/graffiti artists to convene on one platform and showcase each element simultaneously their talent through our exhibitions for one night, one show, one culture:  Dance Showcase, Salute The DJ, MC Showcase, Ewings Sneaker Gallery, and Art Gallery.

Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse, DUMBO, Brooklyn

45 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Ticket Prices

  • General Admission

    (+$6.50 FEE)
  • $55
    • General Admission Entry
    • Standing Room
    • For Saturday, July 16 2015, only
    • Doors open 1:00 PM
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  • Bodega Fam Premium Ticket

    (+$11.00 FEE)
  • $100
    • General Admission Access
    • Access to the ‘Bodega Fam’ Premium Viewing Area
    • Expedited Line Entry
    • One (1) FREE Beer
    • For July 16, 2016, only
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  • Best Choice

    12 Years Fresh Bundle

    (+$13.50 FEE)
  • $125
    • General Admission Access
    • Expedited Line Entry
    • Access to the ‘Bodega Fam’ Premium Viewing Area
    • One (1) Free Beer
    • One (1) Free T-Shirt
    • One (1) Autographed copy of the book “10 Years Fresh” by Wes Jackson
    • Your name listed on the website as one of our stupid dope fresh Bodega Fam supporters!
    • Access to exclusive future premiums from our partners
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  • Everything But The Kitchen Sink Weeklong Pass

    (+$15.90 FEE)
  • $165
    • Hip Hop Institute Panel Discussions
    • Dummy Clap Film Festival
    • Juice Hip-Hop Exhibit
    • General Admission Access for Final Day Concert
    • Access to the ‘Bodega Fam’ Premium Viewing Area
    • One (1) Beer
    • One (1) T-Shirt
    • One (1) Autographed Book
    Buy Now
Bed-Stuy fly or Bushwick sick / East New York, walk the Brownsville grill, ill / You see I got a Fort Greene lean / Clinton Hills, chill Red Hook look, man / Ain’t no shook hands in Brooklyn.Fabolous
Brooklyn, New York City where they paint murals of Biggie / In cash we trust cause it’s ghetto fabulous, life look pretty / What a pity!Talib Kweli

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