Brooklyn Bodega and YUME Music have partnered up to showcase Hip Hop in Brooklyn. For a week in July, there will be an effort to showcase various sides of the culture, ranging from family-friendly days to educational Hip Hop discussions and live performances from numerous artists including De La Soul with the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.
Monday is the Show and Prove Superbowl as six artists compete for two slots on the main day, July 10th. Kalae All Day, St. Joe Louis, Poetic Republic, The Crowd, Mikeflo and Ashy L. Bowz are set to compete with Large Professor acting as the DJ for the day.
Tuesday the 6th will be the Bodega Education Initiative, where the legacy of J Dilla will be the main focus. A panel discussion and seminars will explore the work of Dilla and his impact on music in an academic manner. Q-Tip, Raydar Ellis and the J Dilla Ensemble will join Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, JD’s mother.
The Brooklyn Montage will be on Wednesday the 7th at Heaven Studio where film, live music, art and Hip Hop will come together. A screening of Juice will be shown and an after party will be thrown.
Thursday, fans can “Salute the DJ” at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, where the night will be dedicated to the Hip Hop DJ. DJ Spinna, Bobbito Garcia, DJ Rhettmatic and DJ Rob Swift will be in attendance.
July 10th will feature a block party around the youth and Hip Hop. It will be a family-friendly environment around Hip Hop and its impact on social change and individual empowerment with performances by many including Astronomical Kid and more.
All of this is leading up to Saturday, July 10th, where the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza and Tobacco Warehouse will see the culmination of the year’s programming. De La Soul, Fashawn, Rakka Iriscience, DJ Babu, Black Milk, Masta Ace and many others will perform.
For more on the festival, check here. (June 30)
UPDATE: In the late morning of July 2, it has been announced that three iconic deejay/producers have been added to the event. DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Large Professor have all committed a deejay set at Brooklyn Bowl on July 5.
This trio of producers known for their respect groups in Gang Starr, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and Main Source have never performed as a trio before.
HipHopDX will keep you updated, However visit BrooklynBodega.com for the most up-to-date times and information.