Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B
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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
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Time Out says

The summertime staple, which brands itself as "unapologetically and undeniably hip-hop," celebrates its 14th year with a week's worth of culture. Starting July 10–12, catch a three-day hip-hop institute at Medger Evers College, which features lectures and talks on the theme "Speak Up."  On July 11, Angela Yee brings a "Told it Firsthand" talk to Brooklyn Historical Society with festival founder Wes Jackson; and Littlefield hosts dance battles, sneaker exhibitions and DJ sets on July 13. It all leads up to the July 14 homecoming concert at Brooklyn Bridge Park, at which hosts Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae roll out a lineup boasting Black Star (celebrating its 20th anniversary), Pharaoh Monch with DJ Boogie Blind, Mister Cee, Skyzoo, Caleborate, LATASHA, Radamiz, Dyme-A-Duzin and Milo Case. Look out for a wide range of activities to keep you partying all day, including a pop-up barbershop, beer garden and vendor village. 

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