Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

The 2015 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival takes place this week, Wednesday (7/8) through Saturday (7/11), and new updates were recently announced. The annual Brooklyn Bodega-presented festival begins with a "conference on Hip-Hop, Technology and criminal justice reform" on Wednesday, followed by a screening of 1994's Fresh on Thursday. Friday has a tour of Brooklyn bars and restaurants, courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery, and the JUICE Hip-Hop Exhibition at Littlefield with a dance-off, various showcases, and galleries.

Then as always, the main event is the big concert happening Saturday at 50 Kent. As mentioned, Common is headlining this year. Since we last spoke, they added Queensbridge legends Mobb Deep, plus Lion Babe, Freeway, Charles Hamilton, Skyzoo, DJ Rob Swift, Mista Sinista, Pitchblak Brass Band, John Robinson & PVD, DJ Parler, Uncle Ralph McDaniels, Torae, Chelsea Reject, Slim Dollars, Tripset, Waffle NYC, Money & Violence and more. Tickets are still available, and you can also try to win a pair.

Lion Babe, who appear on the upcoming Disclosure album, are also playing Afropunk Fest and an Afropunk-presented Lincoln Center Out of Doors show. You can watch the video for their Pharrell-produced single "Wonder Woman" below.

Full schedule for the festival, also below...


2015 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

The Hip-Hop Institute Conference // Wednesday, July 8th
Join us for our day long conference on Hip-Hop, Technology and criminal justice reform at Medgar Evers College.

Dummy Clap Film Festival // Thursday, July 9th
Hosted by Vibe Magazine featuring a screening of the 1994 classic movie "Fresh" followed by a Master's Class with Cloud 9 TV, the creators of the acclaimed web series "Money & Violence" at HOA Gallery in Bed-Stuy.

Beats & Eats // Friday, July 10th
A curated tour of Brooklyn's best bars and restaurants brought to you by The Brooklyn Brewery.

JUICE Hip-Hop Exhibition // Friday, July 10th
A celebration of the core elements of the culture. Dance Off, Salute The DJ, Show & Prove Showcase, Beat Showcase, Sneaker Gallery, and Art Gallery. At Littlefield in Gowanus

Finale Concert // Saturday, July 11th
Common, Mobb Deep, Lion Babe, Freeway, DJ Rob Swift and more. The perfect way to end the week. With some of the best musicians from the world of Hip-Hop and beyond.

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