by BBG

Q-Tip at Rock The Bells (more by Eric Townsend)

This week is devoted to hip hop and specifically Brooklyn hip hop, with the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival ongoing and a "Salute To The DJ" event slated for TONIGHT at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Juice Crew mastermind Marley Marl will be on hand the headline the event, bringing along Grand Wizzard Theodore, Mista Sinista, Chairman Mao, Roli Rho (5th Platoon), Twilite Tone, and Getlive, all hosted by Duck Down representative Torae. Tickets are still available. We also have a pair you can win. Details and set times below.

Friday (7/15) will mean the Bodega Recognition Awards at Sheraton Brooklyn, which will "recognize and celebrate positive contributions to Hip Hop Music and Culture", but Saturday is the big celebration. Over two stages and during two events, BHHF will see performances from Lords of The Underground, Q-Tip, K-Salaam, MOP, Shad, Diamond District, Random Axe, and many more from noon until 9PM. That's split into the Family Day celebration (12 - 3) and the subsequent show at Brooklyn Bridge Park (6- 9). Full festival details are below, and tickets to the Main Stage performances are still available.

Shad's appearance is one of a few scheduled for the coming weeks, as he'll skip around the US and Canada in the coming months. Full tour schedule is below.

Though it isnt part of the BHHF, Company Flow is decidedly hip hop AND from Brooklyn. The crew plays with The Juggaknots at a sold-out Santos on Saturday.

All Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival details, Shad tour dates, and some videos below.


Salute The DJ, 7/14/11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Line-Up:
9:00- 9:30PM - Opening set DJ Henry C
9:30- 10:15PM - Twilite Tone
10:15- 11:00PM - Chairman Mao
11:00- 11:30PM - Grand Wizzard Theodore
11:30- 12:00AM - Mista Sinista
12:00- 12:15AM - Roli Rho
12:15- 12:30AM - Roli Rho/DJ Get Live
12:30- 1:30AM - Marley Marl's "Rap Attack Live" showcase

BHF11 Family Day/ Tobacco Warehouse Saturday, July 16 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Tobacco Warehouse will feature additional performances and the Estria Graffiti Battle.
Performances on the Tobacco Warehouse stage include:

-Lords of the Underground
-K. Sparks
-K-Salaam of K-Salaam and Beatnick

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Main Stage Performances w/ Q-Tip + friends
Saturday, July 16 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Brooklyn Bodega is working closely with Q-Tip to create creative programming for this year's Festival. Not just a headliner, Q-Tip will become a curator to help produce "Q-Tip & Friends," a celebration of Hip-Hop through the lense of his 20+ career. Brooklyn Bodega will be working directly with Q-Tip to mine his personal rolodex and create once-in-a-lifetime live onstage collaborations to bless Brooklyn this Summer.

This event is the culmination of the 2011 programming. Old School, New School, Funk, Soul, Local, and International artists will converge upon Brooklyn for a full day of the best Hip-Hop music our culture has to offer.

The Main Stage will feature performances by:

-Ali Shaheed Mohammad
-Diamond District
-Kendrick Lamar
-Homeboy Sandman
-Random Axe
-Nitty Scott MC
-Uncle Ralph McDaniels
-Nitty Scott MC
-Kid Glyde

Hosted by Ralph McDaniels and Torae

q-tip - let's ride

M.O.P. - Ante Up

Lords Of The Underground - Funky Child

Marley Marl Feat. Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane - The Symphony

Shad -- 2011 Tour Dates
Fri Jul 15, 2011 Quebec City, QC Quebec City Intl Summer Festival
Sun Jul 17, 2011 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
Fri Jul 22, 2011 Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Block Party
Sun Jul 24, 2011 Guelph, ON Hillside Festival
Fri Jul 29, 2011 Mississauga, ON Mississauga Celebration Square
Sun Jul 31, 2011 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival
Fri Aug 05, 2011 Hamilton, ON TD Festival of Friends w/ America, City and Colour
Sat Aug 13, 2011 Calgary, AB Afrikadey! Festival
Sat Aug 20, 2011 Squamish, BC Squamish Music Festiva

TO WIN A PAIR MHOW TIX: email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Torae). nclude your first and last name in the email. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted ASAP. Good luck! FYI, don't worry, your name/email will not be used for any other purposes.

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