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Hip-Hop Flows All Night At Juice

As day three of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival went down, the Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition showcased every element of Hip-Hop. From the classic way of dancing, to the emcees, even the DJs who kept the crowd going. Juice effortlessly flowed from sequence to sequence and the performers never missed a beat. Juice first opened up with an exhibition of art by …

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The Dummy Clap Film Festival – A Success!

  Our Dummy Clap Film Festival, in partnership with the English Department at Medgar Evers College, celebrated Hip-Hop through film and the moving image.  Audience members were given the opportunity to watch classic films, shorts and documentaries followed by discussions with famed directors, editors and creators from within the film industry.  With intellectual discussions and critiques that honed in on these films’ …

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The Hip-Hop Institute Highlights

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival kicked off yesterday with The Hip-Hop Institute in partnership with the English Department at Medgar Evers College.  What else is there to say but how chock full of information and much needed inspiration the entire day was.  From Keynote Speaker Deray Mckesson’s riveting opening words to encouraging workshops to panels filled with the most knowledgeable individuals …

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Second Stage Is Ready To Keep You Rockin’!

More announcements means more dope programming for the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival!  Get excited as we announce the next wave of talented artists who will be performing on our Second Stage for the Finale Concert on Saturday, July 16th. Bringing some neo-soul flavor to the Festival will be artists by the likes of Melo-X, a Brooklyn born and raised multimedia artist,  OSHUN, two ladies who hail from …

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Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition – A True Hip-Hop Experience

Hip-Hop is more than just a genre, it’s a culture—a lifestyle. This year’s Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition acts as the avenue to celebrate various aspects of the culture ranging from dancing, DJing, MCing, art, photography and the staple wardrobe piece: sneakers relevant to three major regional areas for the culture: East Coast, Midwest and the South. The MC Showcase The MC Showcase …

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Happy 4th of July Weekend Family!

RSVPs for The Hip-Hop Institute and Dummy Clap Film Festival are closed but due to high demand for these tickets, we have opened up a Waiting List for these events.  Check out the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival ticket link here to be added to The Hip-Hop Institute and/or Dummy Clap Film Festival Waiting List. —————- Ibrahim Hamad, Dreamville ADDED TO THE HIP-HOP INSTITUTE We’ve added Ibrahim Hamad, president of Dreamville Records, and business partner/manager of J. Cole.  Joining him …

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Who’s Who at The Hip-Hop Institute

  As the first event to kickoff the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, The Hip-Hop Institute serves as a means to educate, inspire and leave you with gems of knowledge, from radio personalities that keep us informed and play the hottest music out, to the journalists who give us the cold hard facts, all the way down to the entrepreneurs on the …

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DeRay Mckesson: A Life Of Activism and Advocacy

As the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival gets ready to kick off its 12th year, it’s no surprise that people who’ll attend will definitely leave with little gems of knowledge. This year will be no different, as The Hip-Hop Institute begins what will be a series of events from July 13-16th 2016. Of course, what would the kick-off be without a keynote …

What Defines A Classic Hip-Hop Album?

According to the dictionary, the word “classic” can be defined as either an adjective or a noun.  In its adjective form it means “judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind” and in its noun form it means “a work of art recognized and established value”. Now, when it comes to …

Know Your Hip-Hop History – The DJ

DJing: one of the most quintessential elements of Hip-Hop. Whether you hear the scratching of the turntables, all the way down to beat matching and looping, DJing has helped shape the way we see and hear Hip-Hop today. If it wasn’t for moments like these, then it could be argued that the genre as whole would be non-existent. Nevertheless, it’s …

Talib Kweli – Our Generation’s Must Influential ‘Artivist’

Hip-Hop has come a long way from the streets of the South Bronx transcending to a worldwide super power that continues to permeate practically every facet of our society, from the style of clothes we wear to the socio-political world that surrounds us.  There are a handful of Hip-Hop artists who have managed to bring it back to the streets …

Happy Memorial Day!!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY BHF FAM! The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Is Summer Ready The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is here to get your summer started right this Memorial Day weekend.  Come be a part of the Festival from Wednesday, July 13th – Saturday, July 16th.  In addition to Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli and Rapsody  we’ve also added some more incredible programming.  Check …