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July 10th


Told It First Hand with Rakim


Moderated by Wes Jackson

The live interview series hosted by Festival Founder and Executive Director Wes Jackson will be blessed by the god MC himself, Rakim. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to listen, learn and build with arguably the greatest MC of all time as he celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the seminal album, “Paid In Full”.


Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY


July 11th


Get Paid To Be Yourself w/ Rob Stone

The Forbes column and career workshop created by Julian Mitchell will have a live conversation with the cultural influencer, Rob Stone, who mastered the skill set of monetizing his value by taking their talent and turning them into sustainable income by co founding the Fader Magazine and Cornerstone Agency.

Time: 7Pm-9pm (Doors Open @6:30pm)
Location: The Bishop Gallery, 916 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

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July 12th


The Hip-Hop Institute

As part of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, we are producing The Hip-Hop Institute at Medgar Evers College. The theme of the day/conference is “Speak The Truth”.  We will be discussing issues of empowerment, social justice, health & wellness, as well as entrepreneurship. The programming consists of lectures, panels, and various workshops.  


Panel Schedule
Time: 10am-7pm
Location: Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Get Paid To Be Yourself w/ Ryan Leslie

The Forbes column and career workshop created by Julian Mitchell will have a live conversation with the artist, producer & entrepreneur, Ryan Leslie, who mastered the skill set of monetizing his value by taking his talent and turning it into sustainable income by creating Disruptive Multimedia. Powered by Driven Society.


Time: 7:30m-9pm (doors open @ 6:30pm)
Location: WeWork Dumbo, 81 Prospect St, Brooklyn


July 13th


The Dummy Clap Film Festival

Join in on the 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. Movies and notable hosts to be announced.

Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Screenings

  • L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later Filmmaker Q&A W/ Erik Parker
  • Too Old To Die Young w/ Bill Adler, Sam Adler,
    and Clark Slater
  • De La Soul Is Not Dead w/ Lenny Bass, Brandon Hixon,
    Rob Kenner, and Harrison Corwin

Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G Screening

First public screening of the A&E documentary “Biggie:The Life of Notorious B.I.G.”


Time: 3pm-6pm
Location: Alamo Drafthouse 445 Albee Square off of the Fulton Mall

Postponed: Spread Love Brooklyn Hip-Hop Block Party –
July 20th (New Date)

“Party People! Come out to the Spread Love #BK Hip-Hop Block Party on 7/13 at Albee Square w/ Uncle Ralph McDaniels & DJ Spinna on the 1’s & 2’s. It’s going to be a party you don’t want to miss!”


Time: 4pm-9pm
Location: Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn

July 14th


Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition

A night dedicated to showcasing all aspects of the culture.  DJ showcases, Dance battles, sneaker exhibit, live art and well as original art installations.
Featuring: Dreamville’s Bas, Cozz, and Omen, Kerim The DJ, Sickamore, DJ Midnite, Earthgang, Tren The Hooligan, The Bishop Gallery, and more.

Time: 6pm-11pm
Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse, 45 Water St, DUMBO, Brooklyn

July 15th


The Finale Concert

Headlining this year’s Festival is DMX. The Yonkers MC shines as one of the most honest artists to put words to wax.  Joining DMX are fellow Ruff Ryders The LOX.  Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch united over 20 years ago to form one of Hip-Hop’s most enduring groups. Niambi Sala and Thandiwe aka OSHUN will also be blessing that Main stage on July 15th.  Legendary DJ duo Stretch and Bobbito, famed radio personalities whose influential radio show defined an era of Hip-Hop will be DJing next door in St. Ann’s Warehouse. They will all be joined by Festival house DJ, Rob Swift, hosts Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae and many more Finale Concert artists to be announced. Featuring: Rakim, DMX, The Lox, Stretch & Bobbito, Mack Wilds, Oshun, DJ Rob Swift, and more Hosted by Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae.

Time: 12pm-8pm
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park,45 Water St, DUMBO, Brooklyn