• 07Jun

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

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    Marley Marl

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    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.


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    EarthGang

    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.


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    “UNDER THE INFLUENCE” ART EVENT (7/12):
    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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