The lineup for the ninth annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has just been announced, with headlining performances on the Main Day of July 13 by Pusha T, EPMD, Redman, and Dizzy Wright at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The four-day Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is more than just well known artists performing on stage. People of all ages come together to present a mix of new and old school hip-hop, with educational elements accompanying the music.
The program opens on July 10 with the Bodega Education Initiative (BEI), a political forum at the Brooklyn Historical Society, examining the way civic engagement affects the hip-hop community.
On the following day the Show & Prove series, which showcases upcoming local and independent hip-hop talent, will conclude as the April, May, and June finalists square off to see who will open up the final Main Day show on July 13.
Also featured on the Main Day program is BKHHF’s returning Salute The DJ series, which boasts its own stage this year to pay homage to a number of hip-hop’s best DJs.
In addition to headliners Pusha T, EPMD, Redman, and Dizzy Wright, the festival will be paying tribute to Adam Yauch a.k.a. MCA of the Beastie Boys. The founder of the legendary hip-hop trio passed away last year at the age of 47 due to cancer.
To get a feel for what Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is about, you can peep our photos of the 2011 event here.
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