Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on May 20, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

Pharaohe Monch sez GTFU!

Its that time of year again... when NYC flexes its considerable Hip Hop muscle with a summer of killer hip hop shows. One of the most high profile of those is The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, taking place this year on June 20th at Empire Fulton Ferry State Park in DUMBO. Tickets are available online or at Fat Beats NYC at $10 for a single, $35 for four, and other configurations.

Headlining the affair is the incomparable Queens tongue-twister Pharoahe Monch, who will join the legendary DJ Premier, The Ghost (aka Styles P), dead prez, Smif N Wessun (who are also playing Brower Park & Southpaw), Grand Puba (no Stud Doogie, love?), Marco Polo & Torae (who are also playing Fat Beats & Southpaw), and many many others. The full two stage lineup is below.

The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is a few days shy of a month away from Pharoahe's appearance at All Points West as half of the mighty Organized Konfusion, and a few weeks after Marco Polo & Torae's new album Double Barrel hits stores.

Another major NYC Hip Hop Festival, Rock Steady 32nd Anniversary, has yet to announce any details. Brooklyn fest details below...

12-8 PM

Full Lineup
Pharoahe Monch
DJ Premier
Styles P
dead prez
Smif N Wessun
Grand Puba
J Period
Torae and Marco Polo
Tiye Phoenix
Keys N Krates
DJ Misbehaviour

hosted by Ralph McDaniels

Second Stage
Donny Goines
Eagle Nebula
Brown Bag All Stars
Children Of The Night

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 2009 will take place on June 18th, 19th and 20th. Events include a retrospective photo exhibit of the first four years, a kick off party, Family Day, The Main Day, and the Official After Party.

Family Day and Main Day are June 20th at Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, 1 Main Street, in DUMBO Brooklyn from 12p.m. - 8 p.m.


The official After Party will take place at Southpaw 125 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Lineup TBA.

Venues for the photo exhibit and kickoff party will be announced shortly.

Check for more info.

Tickets for the Main Day are available for only $10 at and Fat Beats New York, 406 Avenue of the Americas # 1, New York, NY 10011, and (212) 673-3883.



Comments (13)

"Smif N Wessun"


Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:13 PM

sounds gay to me

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:13 PM

Smif N MEHssun

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:21 PM

this is the metalist post black bubblegum has ever written

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:31 PM

The guy who booked all those countless, classic, undeniable hip-hop shows at the Knitting Factory should of booked that festival.

Posted by the guy | May 20, 2009 1:34 PM

the JVC Jazz Festival has been cancelled this year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:35 PM

Amanda Blank?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:46 PM

how will $10 pay for security?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:05 PM

this line up is mad lazy.

fly some cats in! geez.

no wonder tickets at $10

a few acts on this bill literally have 0 fans.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:07 PM

This line-up is pretty stale, and RockSteady has been in NJ the last couple of years. Rock the Bells is too expensive so looks like no Hip Hop fix for me this summer

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:30 PM

Are they gonna add some hip-hop to the lineup?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 2:02 AM

pharoahe MEHnch

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 2:12 AM

eu gostaria de lembrar que sosmos todos iguais e viva o hip hop brasileiro e internacional gostaria de oportunidades por que canto mas por falta de dinheiro nao consigo me colocar no mercado musical obrigada pela atencao!!!!!

Posted by aline barboza brioso | June 20, 2009 12:25 PM

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