Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on July 14, 2010

words by BBG, photos by Brook Bobbins

"Wht a fckin day! Was a 90s hipHop reunion backstge DAMN! Nice & smooth, dela soul, group home, primo, pete rck& cl smooth, large prof, craig g" -MastaAce

"Damn Pete Rock and CL Smooth rockin under the Brooklyn Bridge. It's a beautiful thing. Straighten it out! -greenspam

"I really am sorry that you're not here with me watching De La Soul kill shit live in Brooklyn" -djreadycee

De La Soul at Brooklyn Hip hop Fest in DUMBO - July 10, 2010
De La Soul

Though the rain did rear it's ugly head momentarily on July 10th, the crowd was nonetheless rocked at the 2010 Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest on Saturday. It was the final day of a week-long celebration, and also the biggest event of the fest. With a lineup that consisted of greats like De La Soul, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Black Moon, Smif n Wessun, and many others, the surprise additions of Nice & Smooth, Black Sheep and Group Home gave the event an especially 90s touch. It wasn't all veterans though; relative newcomers like Curren$y, Black Milk, Diamond District, The Money Making Jam Boys, and many others brought new blood under the Brooklyn Bridge to get the block rockin'.

Tons more pics (starting with Black Milk's 3:45 set), and video are below...

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Black Milk

Black Milk

Black Milk

Black Milk

Black Moon, Smif N Wessun and the Duck Down Crew

Duck Down

Duck Down

Duck Down

Duck Down

Duck Down

Duck Down

Duck Down

Black Moon - Who Got The Props - Live at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 7/10/10

Curren$y

Curren$y

Curren$y

Curren$y

Curren$y

Curren$y

Curren$y

Curren$y

Curren$y - Live at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2010

Masta Ace

Masta Ace

Masta Ace

Masta Ace

Masta Ace

Masta Ace

Masta Ace & Craig G

Masta Ace

Masta Ace, Marley Marl, Craig G-The Symphony-Live Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest 2010

General Steele of Smif N Wessun

General Steele of Smif N Wessun

Torae

Torae

Marley Marl

Marley Marl

Black Sheep

Black Sheep

Black Sheep

Black Sheep

Black Sheep

DJ Babu

DJ Babu

DJ Premier

DJ Premier

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice N Smooth

Nice and Smooth w/ DJ Premier-DWYCK Live at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2010

Michael Rappaport

Michael Rappaport

Posdnous and Dave

Posdnous and Dave of De La Soul

Ralph Mcdaniels

Ralph Mcdaniels

Group Home

Group Home

Group Home

Group Home

Group Home

Group Home

Group Home

Group Home - Supa Star - Live at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2010

Smif N Wessun

Smif N Wessun

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock and CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You-Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest 2010

Premier and Maseo

Premier and Maseo

Evil Dee

Evil Dee

Greg Nice

Greg Nice

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul

De La Soul - A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturdays -Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest

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Comments (7)

seriously, these clips give me goosebumps...really wish i went. havent been into hip hop since 1997-98...

i grew up listening to this back in junior high.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 3:34 PM

Yeah, how'd those ten-minute sets go?

Posted by LKJ | July 14, 2010 4:28 PM


The ten-minute sets were part of a kind of live mixtape set within NY DJ J Period's set - it was Group Home, Nice N Smooth, Black Sheep and Pete Rock & CL. It was perfect given the show, and let the artists go straight to their hits and actually garnered the most crowd response. Particularly when Nice & Smooth brought Primo out during 'DWYCK' - where no lie, the clouds parted and the sun finally started to shine during Guru's verse.

All in all, it was a fun event, no frills. The sound wasn't great, but you got to give it to the organizers and the artists for being a part of it on a $15.00 ticket. A lot of people did it for the love.

Posted by T Brown | July 14, 2010 4:36 PM

smooth b and greg nice lookin thick!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 5:18 PM

T Brown--thanks for the overview; sounds like the format actually worked well. Cool!

Posted by LKJ | July 14, 2010 5:42 PM

man, I got boosegumps from that! thanks for the review

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 10:38 PM

Stakes Is High fucking KILLS.

Posted by wingwalker77 | July 15, 2010 7:20 PM

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