Brooklyn Bodega, producers of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival are proud to announce details for their 2015 programming. Entering its 11th year, TheBrooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is one of the longest running and largest Hip-Hop cultural events in New York City. Hosting Artists such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Afrika Bambaataa, Q-Tip, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Lupe Fiasco, KRS ONE, Busta Rhymes and more the annual event prides itself on bringing together the best of Hip-Hop’s past present and future.
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 8-11th this year all around the beautiful borough of Brooklyn.
Wednesday – July 8th
“Hip-Hop, Technology and Reforming and Re-investing in our community”
In the wake of the #BlackLivesMatter protest our team (Brooklyn Bodega and The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival) created an initiative called the #ZeroCampaign. The goal for ‘Zero’ was specifically to bring the number of cases of gun violence, police brutality and domestic/partner abuse in our community down to zero. The Zero Campaign is not only about community organizing and spreading the message but also about creating tangible solutions for these and other problems that plague our community. During this day long conference we will be confronting the issues affecting our communities and real deal solutions and how Hip-Hop can help. Click here for more info.
Time: 11am – 4pm
Venue: The Woman Center at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Thursday – July 9th, 2015
Dummy Clap Film Festival
Dummy Clap Film Festival returns this year with a special screening of the 1994 film “Fresh”. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito, N’Bushe Wright and Sean Nelson it is a jewel in the crown of the great Hip-Hop films of the 90’s.
Hosted by Vibe’s Editor & Chief Datwon Thomas
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Venue: HOA Gallery, 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd., Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn
Friday – July 10th
Beats & Eats – a curated tour/crawl of some of Brooklyn’s best bars, restaurants, bakeries, cafes and more.
Whether you’re a guest or a homegrown New Yorker we are going to help you navigate the best places to eat and drink in three of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods – Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bed-Stuy.
In the evening
Juice Hip Hop Exhibition
Juice celebrates the legacy of hip hop by gathering young emerging dancers, deejays, mc’s, beat makers, sneakerheads, and visual/graffiti artists to convene under one roof and showcase each element simultaneously their talent through our exhibitions for one night, one show, one culture: Dance Off, Salute The DJ, Show & Prove performances, Beat Showcase, Sneaker Gallery, and Art Gallery. Featuring Chelsea Reject, TripSet, Lavan Wright, Rebecca Maria, Waffle NYC, DJ Midnite, and more. Click here for more info.
Time: Gallery Starts at 8pm
Venue: Littlefield, 622 Degraw St, Gowanus, Brooklyn
Saturday, July 11th
“The Big Show ”
Joinus down by the water at 50 Kent on Saturday, July 11, as we welcome the legendary rapper, actor, and philanthropist COMMON as our 2015 headliner, The crowd will be plenty warm by the time the Chi-Town emcee takes the stage, preceded by energetic sets from MOBB DEEP who is celebrating 20 years of the album “Infamous”, FREEWAY, SKYZOO, CHARLES HAMILTON, LION BABE, and more! And, in true festival fashion, THERE WILL BE SURPRISES ON DECK! To see the full lineup and more artist info click here.
Time: Door Opens at 1pm
Venue: 50 Kent, 50 Kent Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn