• 13May

    Show and Prove Round Two Rocks on May 20th!!!

    Mark you calendars and set your clocks! “Show & Prove” goes down on May 20th! Brooklyn Bodega returns to the Public Assembly for the next installment of its Hip-Hop competition/showcase series.

    Show & Prove is Brooklyn Bodega’s premiere underground Hip-Hop concert series where up and coming Hip-Hop acts vie for the chance to perform on NYC’s largest stage, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.

    “We started Show & Prove to give up and coming artists a chance to play the biggest stage in New York City. With our 2009 winners, we more than accomplished our goals,” says Wes Jackson, Executive Director of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. “After last year’s Festival, we knew we had to keep Show & Prove going because there was a significant demand from our Bodega Family. Our post-Festival showcases unearthed the talented Kalae All Day, The Crowd, St. Joe Louis and more. All these acts are proud to be alumnus of Brooklyn Bodega, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, [and] Show & Prove.”

    Last year, Brown Bag Allstars captured the Show & Prove crown. Who will prevail in 2010? YC the Cynic? Kalil Kash? Gods’Illa? Problemaddicts? Come out on May 20th and witness these and other worthy Emcees go head to head to see who will earn the right to rock the 2010 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival stage!


    YC the Cynic: Coming from Hunts Point, in the South Bronx, YC brings the Hip-Hop scene back to its birthplace while bettering his community as part of the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective.

    Kalil Kash: Hailing from New Jersey, Kalill Kash is on the seemingly endless struggle to be heard as an Emcee. No need for him to brag, his music speaks for itself.

    Gods’Illa: With the ability to tell stories through powerful rhymes that transcend life, Gods’Illa of Brooklyn by way of Maryland promises to truly be a cut above the rest. The brothers in this group vary in age as they do in style crafting a sound collectively described as “Universal.”

    Problemaddicts: The Problemaddicts are a 5-man squad of emcees out of Massachusetts assembled by and including Executive Producer Tone, Vorheez (formerly of Lords of tha Fly), Force (also of The Alchemystics), Black Buddha (multiple freestyle tournament winner and former WSKB DJ) and 1ne Man sound (also of Lyke Minds).

    Lyriciss: This DMV Emcee has been inducted into a group of elite musicians with URB Magazine’s Next 1000 Program and has built a strong presence as an up-and-coming force on the world’s most credible music blogs and websites, including 2dopeboyz.com, illroots.com and many more.

    MikeFlo: While in Atlanta, New York’s MikeFlo linked with U.N.S.I.G.N.E.D., a collective of 5 emcees from different regions. His straight ahead, nonconformist style earned him the respect of his peers and innovative stage performance makes him a crowd favorite.


    Attention artists! Come network with Festival organizers and learn how you can earn your coveted spot on the illustrious 2010 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival stage.


    Brooklyn Bodega and YUME Presents: Show & Prove takes place Thursday, May 20th at the Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Local and independent talent will get the chance to put their skills on display in the heart of the hip-hop nation. The winner will earn the right to rock this years’ Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival stage with some of Hip-Hops’ most legendary figures such as De La Soul, Smif-N-Wessun and Buckshot.


    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 Brooklyn Bodega Radio, Bodega TV, our blogazine and online home BrooklynBodega.com, and most recently Savannah Boogie Music and Song – a digital content distributor.

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 our daily musings and more information on how you can be a part of our team of super heroes please visit

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YUME is a multiplatformed company that looks to create avenues for independent thinkers to live and experience their dreams, by providing the very best in entertainment. Encompassing Music, Art, and Fashion, YUME strives to provide the very best products and programming while redistributing all things Music, Art, and Fashion into the YUME community. YUME also has a strong youth and adult education component


    About “Show & Prove”
Brooklyn Bodega, the producers and creators of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and YUME Music teamed up to create Show & Prove, a competition/showcase where up and coming artists who think they have what it takes to rock the biggest crowds in Brooklyn and New York City, are asked to simply show and prove their skills.

Winners will open up at larger events throughout the city including Southpaw and ultimately The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, NYC’s largest Hip-Hop event. Show & Prove is a great way to get on the radar of promoters, event producers, managers and A&Rs.


Discussion 2 Responses

  1. May 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

    [...] in the hardest track on the project — “OG LyrikalBookbagger”, featuring Homeboy Sandman. The Show And Prove alumni practically sings her lyricism over an amazing clap/step/tap beat at an incredibly fast [...]