The seventh annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival’s headliner, “Q-Tip & Friends” turned out to be quite a lineup. The emcee from A Tribe Called Quest was joined by Native Tongues superstar brethren Busta Rhymes, who performed “Scenario” with the Queens, New Yorker. The Roots’ Black Thought also appeared prominently during the set, backed by J. Period at deejay.
The crowd erupted when Kanye West took the stage, and assisted Q-Tip in performing “Award Tour,” as well as “Dark Fantasy” and “All of the Lights” from My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy.
Other performers in the day-long event included M.O.P., Kendrick Lamar, Diamond District, Homeboy Sandman, Lords of Underground, Stalley and others.
Backstage attendees included Jeru Da Damaja, Grand Daddy I.U., Michael Rapaport, Freeway, Jakk Frost, Statik Selektah, Bumpy Knuckles and others.