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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.

In addition to musical performances, the Festival offers a number of activities for its audience, including: panel discussions, exhibitions, parties, an award show 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.



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Common arrived on the hip-hop scene of the early-Nineties as Common Sense, a post-Native Tongues rapper who offered an alternative to the prevailing gangsta fare of contemporaries like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. With space-age effects, old-school beats, jazz- and funk-influenced musical bedding and lyrics that often come off like spoken-word poetry, he helped kick off an underground hip-hop movement that would gain steam — and new rappers — by the latter part of the decade. Join us in welcoming Common to Brooklyn for the 11th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival!

Mobb Deep


One of the most prolific and original groups in hip hop, the infamous Mobb Deep are still a very active force in today’s music industry with twenty years of experience. The group has appeared on records that have sold over 40 million copies. From the Queensbridge neighborhood of NYC, the duo has been responsible for delivering some of the most popular and forever current anthems in rap music. . Tracks like “Survival Of The Fittest’” “Shook Ones Part II” and “Quiet Storm” have remained significant and still move crowds from NY to Tokyo.

Lion Babe

New York City

Lion Babe are comprised of Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman. Jillian is coincidentally the daughter of this writer’s childhood celebrity crush, Vanessa Williams. They are dope in ways not easily described. Soulful R&B that makes you think of Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill taking lessons from Nina Simone. Add some true school Hip-Hop and that edge that makes you know they are unique and special. Welcome Lion Babe to Brooklyn for the 11th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival!

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