Nas and Fabolous will headline the annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Now in its 12th year, the festival, produced by Brooklyn Bodega and The Bodega Agency will take place July 13-16, 2016 in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is best described as four days of beats, rhymes, knowledge, film, photography, MCs, DJs, B-Boys, B-Girls, food, fashion and more.
The Queensbridge hip hop artist/turned tech entrepreneur, Nas performing alongside Fabolous already proves for a night of classic hip hop hits. Also on the bill for the Finale Concert are fellow Brooklynite, activist and MC, Talib Kweli and Rapsody. Festival house DJ, Rob Swift, hosts Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae and many more artists will also be apart of the show this year. General admission tickets start at $61.50.
Established in 2005, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event that showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change. In the last twelve years, the Festival has achieved a number of memorable milestones with an impressive roster of Hip-Hop acts that include Jay-Z, Kanye West, Q-Tip, Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, Black Thought of The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier and more. 2011, the festival broke its record, and brought it over 20,000 attendees.
Last year, the crowd was welcomed by headliner Common and has over the years become a huge staple in the hip hop scene not only in Brooklyn, but a show that strong hip hop heads look forward to every year. This year, the return to DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park means the Festival will be bringing back their second stage at its new (old) home, St. Ann’s Warehouse. The main stage on July 16th will be directly under the Brooklyn Bridge in the space soon to be known as Brooklyn Bridge Plaza. New Dock Street will host the Vendor Village, a showcase for entrepreneurs, small businesses, the best food in Brooklyn and more. The second stage will be directly next door at the new St. Ann’s Warehouse. The Festival was last at this collective location in 2011 with headliners Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Kanye West.
Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse, DUMBO, Brooklyn
When: July 13th-16th