Established in 2005, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event that showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change.
In addition to musical performances, the Festival offers a number of activities for its audience, including: panel discussions, exhibitions, parties, an award show and a family-friendly block party. The Festival is more than a concert or outdoor fair. It is a family reunion for lovers of this great culture.
This year we are featuring the return of Black Star – 20th Anniversary, The Hip-Hop Institute, Family Day, BHF At Night #ForTheCulture Conversations, Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition and more…
JULY 10TH – 12TH: THE HIP-HOP INSTITUTE AT MEC
The Hip-Hop Institute at Medgar Evers College hosted by the Department of English is the opening event for the Festival’s week long celebration of Hip-Hop Music and Culture. This three day-long event will focus on the art of entrepreneurship, music business, mental health, and the continuing need for social justice in our community. We aim to stimulate this dialogue via lectures, panels and workshops. Each day of the institute has a specific theme to tie into our overarching theme of “Speak Up”. The institute takes place in the heart of Brooklyn at the historical Medgar Evers College.
Location: Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Featuring: April Reign, Kameron Mccullough, April Walker, Lorrie Boula, Nadeska Alexis, Ali Bianchi, Dev Smith, Wes & Ebonie Jackson, and more.
JULY 11TH: TOLD IT FIRST HAND WITH ANGELA YEE
“Told It First Hand” is Brooklyn Bodega’s speaker series hosted by Festival Founder Wes Jackson. Wes is joined by Hip-Hop’s ‘do-ers”and makers to hear first hand how the Culture has been and where it’s going. Wednesday July 12th, we are honored to welcome Angela Yee. Best known as a host on the nationally syndicated morning show “The Breakfast Club” alongside DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God, heard locally in NY on Power 105.
Please join us as we discuss the windy road of entrepreneurship and how Angela became one of Hip-Hop’s most prominent voices.
Featuring: Angela Yee and Wes Jackson
Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY
JULY 13TH: 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: Anoyd,Don Mykel, Oswin Benjamin,Chrybaby Cozie, Kerim The DJ, DJ Midnite, Clean Fresh Air, Scott Lauren, and 24:Ours Gallery
Location: Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, Brooklyn, NY
JULY 14TH: THE FINALE CONCERT
The culmination of our programming. The legendary show that has created unforgettable memories for over a decade with reunited groups and surprise performances. The place where old school legends share the stage with next generation’s stars.
Featuring: Black Star, Pharaoh Monch with DJ Boogie Blind, Mister Cee, Skyzoo, Caleborate, LATASHA, Radamiz, Dyme-A-Duzin, and Milo Case
Hosted By: Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae.
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 11 Water St, Brooklyn, NY
JULY 9TH – 14TH: BHF AT NIGHT
Bier Wax, New York City’s premier vinyl record craft beer bar, will also host “BHF At Night” each night of The Festival where a different DJ will bless the wheels of steel every evening.
Featuring: Large Professor, DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, Easy Mo Bee, DJ Rob Swift, and more.
Location: Bier Wax, 556 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn, NY
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