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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2016 lineup (Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli, Rapsody & more)

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

The annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival returns this year from July 13-16, and as always, it culminates with a big concert on the last day. It happens at Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO with a second stage at St. Ann’s Warehouse, and this year will be headlined by Queensbridge legend Nas. Joining Nas will be two Brooklyn staples, Fabolous and Talib Kweli, and an exciting newer rapper from North Carolina, Rapsody. Plus there’s DJ Rob Swift and more TBA. Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae will host.

The festival also includes the ‘Hip-Hop Institute’ conference on July 13 with lectures, panels and workshops; the ‘Dummy Clap Film Festival’ on July 14 with various film screenings and Master Classes from filmmakers; and the ‘Juice Hip Hop Exhibition’ on July 15 with “the next wave of young emerging dancers, deejays, mc’s, beat makers, sneakerheads, and visual/graffiti artists [convening] on one platform.”

Tickets for the festival are on sale now, and if you can’t make it you can also stream it live.

More lineup/schedule details below.

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival — 2016 Schedule

Wednesday, July 13th
Hip-Hop Institute

This year more than ever we are promoting the festival as an experience more than just the big show on July 16h. The Hip-Hop Institute is a day long conference which consists Lectures, panels, and workshops dedicated to the study and advancement of issues of entrepreneurship and criminal justice in our community. The conference is taking place at Medgar Evers College, which coincidentally is named after Civil Rights soldier who was assassinated by a member of the White Citizens Council in 1963.

Location: The Women’s Center at Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, July 14th
Dummy Clap Film Festival

A 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.

Location: The Women’s Center at Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, July 15th
Juice Hip Hop Exhibition

Juice celebrates the legacy of hip hop by gathering the next wave of young emerging dancers, deejays, mc’s, beat makers, sneakerheads, and visual/graffiti artists to convene on one platform and showcase each element simultaneously their talent through our exhibitions for one night, one show, one culture: Dance Off, Salute The DJ, Show & Prove Showcase, Producer Showcase, Sneaker Gallery, and Art Gallery.

Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse, DUMBO, Brooklyn

45 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Saturday, July 16th
“The Big Show ”

The culmination of our programming. The legendary show that has created unforgettable memories for over a decade. The place where old school legends share the stage with next generation’s stars.

Featuring: Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli, Rapsody, DJ Rob Swift, and more. Hosted by Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae.

Time: Door Opens at 1pm

Venue: Main Stage – Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO, Brooklyn

Second Stage at St. Ann’s Warehouse

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