Brooklyn Bodega, producers of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival are proud to announce details for their 2016 programming. Entering its 12th year, The Brooklyn 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 eventprides 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 13th -16th this year all around the beautiful borough of Brooklyn.

BHHF---HHI_WEBPage-Banner (1)Hip-Hop Institute  —  Wednesday,  July 13th

This year more than ever we are promoting the festival as an experience more than just the big show on July 16th. The Hip-Hop Institute is a day long conference which consists  Lectures, panels, and workshops dedicated to the study and advancement of issues of entrepreneurship and criminal justice in our community. The conference is taking place at Medgar Evers College, which coincidentally is named after Civil Rights soldier who was assassinated by a member of the White Citizens Council in 1963.

                         Featuring: DeRay Mckesson, Julian Mitchell, Sean WIlliams, Brandon Jenkins, and more. 

Location: The English Department at Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY


Dummy Clap Film Festival  —  Thursday, July 14th

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

Featuring: Creators of Money & Violence, Sam Pollard, Randy Wilkins, and more. 

Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY


Juice Hip Hop Exhibition  —  Friday, July 15th

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.

Featuring: Your Old Droog, Taylor Bennet, Nick Grant, Kat Daddy Slim, Lavan Wright, and more. 

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

45 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Finale Concert  —  Saturday, July 16th

The culmination of our programming. The legendary show that has created unforgettable memories for over a decade. The place where old school legends share the stage with next generation’s stars.

                         Featuring: Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli, Rapsody, DJ Rob Swift, and more. Hosted by Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae.

Time: Door Opens at 1pm

Venue: Main Stage – 11 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Second Stage at St. Ann’s Warehouse – 45 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


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