DJ Premier added to BHD ’09 – more announcements this week

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival announced today the addition of the legendary DJ Premier to the 2009 lineup. This is DJ Premier’s second appearance at the BHF. In 2008 he headlined along with KRS ONE and Buckshot. One of the few regrets from 2008 was Premier’s shortened set. This will not be a problem in 2009 as Brooklyn Bodega, creators and …

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Family Day 2009

The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is an annual event celebrating Hip Hop Culture and the borough of Brooklyn as a premier cultural destination. Now entering its fifth year, the BHF has become a staple of Summer in NYC. This year Brooklyn Bodega and F.O.K.U.S. reunite to produce, Brooklyn Hip Hop Family Day. On June 20th, 2009, babies, toddlers, young teens …

Live at the April Show and Prove – Video

Live at the April Show and Prove from Brooklyn Bodega on Vimeo. Funky fresh interviews with Children Of The Night, Mr Beatz, Cymarshall Law, Homeboy Sandman, and Brown Bag All Stars

April ‘Show and Prove’ Winner – Brown Bag All Stars

After a show stopping performance at last Thursday’s ‘Show and Prove’ Brooklyn Bodega, producers of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival today announced the winner of the second installment of the competition. The winner is The Brown Bag All-Stars. The group consisting of Audible Doctor, J57, Cold Codeine, Koncept, Soul Khan, E Holla, Element, and Goo helped pack the house at Public …

April ‘Show and Prove’ recap

Recap of April ‘Show and Prove’ Another great night. Thanks to all who came and rocked and showed support. I am somewhere in between a very slight hangover (more like dehydration) and very tired so I will keep this brief. We have a full staff meeting in 2 hours plus two meetings for the kid before that. • The place …

Q-Tip Noisemakers recap

Reflections on Noisemakers with Q-Tip last night • Not as packed as the Questlove joint which was initially surprising. After some thought it did make sense. Q-Tip lives in a bit of a tower, towering over all of his children (us). Quest is down and dirty every day via the okp brand. Quest is on network TV 5 days a …

April semifinalist #2 – Mr. Beatz

Our second semifinalist for April – Mr. Beatz. I have seen this brother around the circuit for a while. Kind of like Fresh Daily last year. You knew him but didn’t know him. He was a competitor in our Trivia Night event last year (need to bring that back). And a true Bodega supporter. What hooked me in was the …

April semi finalist #3 – Cymarshall Law

Our third semi-finalist for the April Show and Prove is Cymarshall Law. That’s Cymarshall – one word. Get it right. Cymarshall gets the award for professionalism and perseverance. He has been getting at us for a while about getting involved with the Festival. For one reason or another it never worked out. For whatever reason we were able to make …

April Semifinalist – Brown Bag All Stars

Here is a little story that must be told… A little info on three of our April S and P showstoppers We got hip to these cats from our guy Bodega Steve (congrats on grad school). They all work at Fat Beats and the Bodega goes back with Fat Beats like Spike Lee and bow legs. They really helped us …

BHF Bodega Vidcast #2

And now a few words from the Big Homey. Wes breaks down the April ‘Show and Prove’ semifnalists Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival / Brooklyn Bodega vidcast #2 for April Show and Prove from Brooklyn Bodega on Vimeo.

Smif N Wessun join the team

BHF ’09 Officially Announces that Smif N Wessun Will Grace the Stage at this Year’s 5th Annual Festival. Brooklyn Bodega announced their first confirmation for the 5th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Brooklyn’s own Smif N Wessun has officially joined the lineup. The legendary duo will be joining this year’s festivities taking place at the Fulton Ferry State Park on June …

Volunteer Info meeting BHF ’09

A word from volunteer coordinator Corrie — Hi Everybody, I’d like to take the time to thank you all for showing your interest in volunteering with Brooklyn Bodega and for offering to share your talent, time, and dedication. We certainly could not do this all without the support of amazing volunteers such as yourself. We are looking forward to meeting …

Bucktown Videos

So we just confirmed Smif N Wessun for this year’s Festival. The official press release is coming on Monday but just to get the uninformed up to speed here are some special Bodega selected S&W, Duck Down videos.

Dru Ha gets the paper

Snagged this from makingthemogul. Dope site and dope piece on Dru Ha, head of Duck Down and big supporter of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. DD has been in the house every year of the Festival. And the buzz is that trend will continue in ’09… —– As CEO and co-founder of DuckDown Records, Dru Ha is one of the most …

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival date officially set

The Fifth Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is officially set for June 20th. The New York Sate Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation sent the official letter conforming the date for this year to the office of Festival organizers. Ebonie Jackson, Director of Production and Finance simply said “Word!”