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Young Guru, 1982 (Statik Selektach & Reks), The Infamous Mobb Deep Documentary And More Added to BHF `12


Young Guru, 1982 (Statik Selektach & Reks), The Infamous Mobb Deep Documentary And More Added to BHF `12

Announcements on Show & Prove Super Bowl (7/9), Bodega Education Initiative (7/10), Salute The DJ (7/12), Dummy Clap Film Festival (7/10 + 7/13), Family Day (7/14), Final Day (7/14) and BHF’12 After Party (7/14)

BHF bannerBrooklyn, NY June 29, 2012

With July just a few days away, and the 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) approaching, Brooklyn Bodega is excited to highlight our upcoming week of BHF’12 events. Each is different, from a MC competition to some inspired discussion panels to a celebration of DJ culture to our inaugural Film Festival to a day of family-centric activities, but the underlying goal is the same, using unique entertainment to celebrate Hip-Hop culture.

“Each year, Brooklyn Bodega works to put together a week of events that fully represent Hip-Hop culture. Creating programming for each event can sometimes be difficult but our team has once again worked toward putting together events that celebrate what is dynamic about our culture. Our newest event, The Dummy Clap Film Festival explores Hip-Hop culture’s influence on the multimedia art form while returning events like the Show & Prove Super Bowl, Salute The DJ, The Bodega Education Initiative and Family Day explore other facets of Hip-Hop.”

Wes Jackson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival



The Show & Prove Super Bowl is kicking off festivities with a “Welcome to Brooklyn” showcase at Brooklyn Bowl where we’ve invited some of the freshest emcees from around the country to rep their area code. “Welcome to Brooklyn” is a part of The Festival’s mission to open up and establish Brooklyn as a cultural locus point for Hip-Hop music and culture. While we’re hustling here on the Planet of Brooklyn, we want to make sure we take some time to support our fellow soldiers from Philly to Massachusetts and beyond. Alongside feature performances by Young Guru, Freeway, Evitan, 1982 (Statik Selektah & Reks) and Termanology, Show & Prove preliminary winners: Rasheed Chappell, 330 and Charmingly Ghetto will compete for a chance to perform on the Final Day’s stage!

Click here to purchase S&P Tickets.

Click here for official press release on the Show & Prove Super Bowl.

Email Liz Schenk/ S&P Event Captain for more info.



Brooklyn Bodega announces the return of its beloved Bodega Education Initiative (BEI). The daylong symposium is themed “Fortified” and will be dedicated to the critical discussion and intellectual analysis of Hip-Hop music, culture and business will take place at the Main Branch of the Brooklyn Library at Grand Army Plaza.

This year’s BEI will highlight and celebrate Hip-Hop’s ability to endure the ups and downs of corporate mergers, label meltdowns, recessions and damning critics with panels on topics such as Kiss FM and the legacy of NY Radio, an intimate discussion with veteran Hip-Hop thinker Nelson George and Akashic Books publisher Johnny Temple, and a dicission with the various men and women that make up a succesful artist’s team.. Panelists include filmmakers Nelson George, renowned Hip-Hop producer Young Guru, Akashic Books’ Johnny Temple, Kiss FM’s Fred “Bugsy” Buggs, Bob Slade and more.

Click here to purchase BEI Tickets.

Click here for the official press release on the Bodega Education Initiative.

Email Stephanie Barone/ BEI Event Captain for more info.



Brooklyn Bodega are proud to bring back Salute The DJ on July 12th as part of its week-long programming. For the fourth edition of Salute The DJ, the Bodega is excited to bring together some of Hip-Hop’s best DJs to paytribute to KissFM and the legacy of NY Radio. Taking over both rooms at Public Assembly, the night’s line-up includes the legendary Chuck Chillout, VJ“Uncle” Ralph McDaniels, Squeeze Radio’s heir to WKCR legacy Sucio Smash, Turntablist DP One, DJ/Producer M.Will, and more to be announced.

Click here to purchase STDJ Tickets.

Click here for the official press release on Salute The DJ.

Email Victor Matos/ STDJ Event Captain for more info.


The Dummy Clap Film Festival was created to celebrate Hip-Hop as a multimedia art form. The Film Festival will focus on the moving image in all its forms (features, shorts, documentaries, videos and experimental) and celebrate filmmakers who not only document Hip-Hop culture but who also embody Hip-Hop’s revolutionary spirit. For the Inaugural Dummy Clap Film Festival Director, we have lined up two days of screenings, featuring some of Hip-Hop’s legendary voices.


On Tuesday, July 10th, we will feature screenings of Wild Style (1983) and Big Fun in The Big Town (1986) followed by a Q&A with pioneering publicist Bill Adler, Cold Chillin’ Record’s boss Tyrone “Fly Ty” Williams, Ego Trip’s Jefferson “Chairman” Mao, Wild Style director Charlie Ahearn and more at the Brooklyn Central Library’s Dweck Auditorium, located off of Grand Army Plaza. Click here to purchase Dummy Clap Tickets for double screening of Wild Style and Big Fun in The Big Town.

Click here to purchase Dummy Clap Tuesday Tickets.


On Friday, July 13th, we will feature screenings submitted by independent filmmakers and legendary filmmakers. Following our independent screenings, we will feature Brooklyn Boheme by Brooklyn writer/filmmaker Nelson George, Rooster NY’s The Infamous Mobb Deep documentary with an appearance by Prodigy and more at reRun GastroPub Theater with an After Party featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammad and J. Period at The Dumbo Loft to follow.

Click here to purchase Dummy Clap Tickets for independent screenings.

Click here for the official press release on the Dummy Clap Film Festival.

Email Bonnie Gallanter/ Film Festival Director or Javier Martinez/ Dummy Clap Event Captain for more info.



This All-Ages event will take place on Saturday, July 14th. From 12-3PM, families will convene at Pier 3 in DUMBO for an exciting day that includes a Freestyle Competition, African and Brazilian Dance classes, educational and social awareness activities, how-to workshops, art demonstrations and live performances. The Family Day event is officially a part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move Campaign. Inspired by the Let’s Move initiative created by Michelle Obama, Family Day 2012 has decided to focus its programming on the promotion of healthy living through the use of the four elements of Hip-Hop. Throughout the day we will host a variety of workshops, performances and informative vendors that will motivate children and adults alike to start eating better, getting active and taking the initiative in their own communities.

Click here to purchase Final Day/ Family Day Tickets.

Click here for the official press release on Family Day.

Email Nia Sanchez/ Family Day Event Captain for more info.



After the conclusion of Family Day, the stage will be set for the culmination of a week of programming. Fans can expect a whole host of talent from our hometown of Brooklyn and beyond including: Ka, Clear Soul Forces, Chuuwee and Fat Tony. Our headliner, Busta Rhymes will end things with a bang! Busta recently spoke to our BHF’12 host Uncle Ralph, stating his performance would be “legendary” and he’d be digging real deep to bring some treats out. With a career that spans more than 20 years fans are sure to enjoy a performance of a lifetime from Busta & Friends.

Click here to purchase Final Day Tickets.



Wrapping up our Final Day of performances we’ll be headed to the legendary Knitting Factory for the BHF’12 After Party. Patrons can get down into the wee hours of the night with live performances, Funky DJs and libations. There will be an early set featuring Ana Tijoux followed by performances by JasmineSolano, Melo-X, CSC Funk Band and more. .

Click here to purchase After Party Tickets.

About The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival:

As New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event, the Festival 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. BHF 2012 events will continue to reflect the full range of Hip-Hop culture, which spans music, film, academics, grassroots empowerment and more.

The 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival headlined by Busta Rhymes will take place in venues throughout Brooklyn from July 9th-14th.

Tickets are available for individual dates of the Festival as well as limited weekly passes via bkhiphopfestival.com or Eventbrite

Stay up on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter- @bkhiphopfest and Instagram @BrooklynBodega

Brooklyn Bodega is a multimedia content production and branding company. Our brand extends into event production, journalism and critical media analysis, digital and grassroots marketing, radio, video, and content distribution. While The Bodega is best known for producing New York City’s largest Hip-Hop event, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival; our expertise also manifests in Bodega TV, BrooklynBodega.com, Nom De Plume Films and The Bodega Agency, our marketing and branding operation.

The Bodega is made up of an extraordinary group of cultural programmers, marketing professionals, writers, designers and academics who have heeded their own personal call to action and have dedicated themselves to the celebration and preservation of Hip-Hop culture.

For year-round updates, visit BrooklynBodega.com and our Vimeo channel



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