• 07Jun

    Marley Marl, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Roli Rho,and Twilite Tone added to BHF ’11

    Marley Marl


    With July right around the corner and this year’s The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) only a month away, Brooklyn Bodega has prepared a general update for its many dedicated followers. While the week-long celebration is comprised of individual events, there is one underlying mission they all share: To educate, enlighten and celebrate Hip-Hop culture.

    “Dedicating a whole week to Hip-Hop is no easy task. The vast nature of Hip-Hop makes it difficult but I’m proud to say that Brooklyn Bodega has done its best to incorporate the many aspects within a 6 day time frame. Individual events like Show & Prove, “Under the Influence” Art Event and Salute the DJ, work together to complete a much larger picture; with each representing an element of this dynamic culture.”
    -Wes Jackson, Executive Director,Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

    SALUTE THE DJ (7/14):
    Brooklyn Bodega is proud to bring back Salute The DJ on July 14th as part of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. For this historic event, Brooklyn Bodega has put together a memorable line-up that includes legendary Marley Marl who will be paying tribute to Mr.Magic with his “Rap Attack Live” showcase; Turntablist battle veteran, Roli Rho; the inventor of the scratch, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Chicago legend Twilite Tone; and returning host, Torae. The Bodega is excited to bring together some of Hip-Hop’s best DJs while paying tribute to the late John “Mr. Magic” Rivas, with proceeds from the night being donated to the The Mr. Magic Shout Out Foundation, Inc.


    SHOW & PROVE (6/22):
    Brooklyn Bodega, along with 2DopeBoyz.com, present the third and final installment of the Show & Prove preliminaries on June 22 at Public Assembly. EarthGang, L.O.W.F.I., Venomous 2000, LA and Black Sunn & 810, will compete for the last spot in the Show & Prove competition. This round’s winner will join Clear Soul Forces and Chris Faust on July 11 at the Show & Prove Super Bowl as part of the Festival’s week-long programming. The winner, of course, gets to perform on New York City’s largest stage during The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival’s Main Day festivities, on Saturday, July 16.

    Brooklyn Bodega presents “Under The Influence,” the first curated art event to be held in conjunction with BHF ’11. Opening Tuesday, July 12th as part of the Festival’s week-long programming at The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY; the exhibit will celebrate the influence Hip-Hop has had for multiple generations within the artistic community.

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