• 11May

    BROOKLYN BODEGA PARTNERS WITH J DILLA FOUNDATION FOR 2010 BHF

    BROOKLYN BODEGA PARTNERS WITH J DILLA FOUNDATION FOR 2010 BROOKLYN HIP-HOP FESTIVAL
    Event to Feature Discussion with Hip-Hop Legend Q-Tip and “Ma Dukes” Yancey

    Brooklyn, NY
    May 11th, 2010

    Brooklyn Bodega announced its partnership with The J Dilla Foundation for the 2010 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF). On July 6th as part of BHF ’10 Week, Brooklyn Bodega and The J Dilla Foundation present the Bodega Education Initiative (BEI), which will celebrate the legacy of J Dilla. The event will be hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society. Panelists will include Hip-Hop legend Q-Tip, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, DJ Spinna and more.

    PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 2010 BHF HERE

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    James Dewitt Yancey, better known as J Dilla, was a Grammy award winning record producer and artist who emerged from the mid-1990s underground Hip-Hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. He was one of the music industry’s most influential Hip-Hop artists, working with a wide range of acts including Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, Common and Janet Jackson.

    The mission of The J Dilla Foundation is to fund inner-city music programs, and provide scholarships to students attending schools with a progressive music curriculum. James “Jay Dee aka J Dilla” Yancey’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey started the foundation in 2006 after her son passed and has recently relaunched the organization as a public charity.

    “It’s such an honor to be a part of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival this year. The J Dilla Foundation is all about progressive efforts that celebrate Hip-Hop music and culture. Our goal is to raise awareness for The J Dilla Foundation and to focus on the importance of Hip-Hop in academia. We can’t wait to get out there and connect with as many people as possible.”
    -Maureen Yancey, Chair & Spokesperson

    “We are honored to be working with the J Dilla Foundation and Ms. Yancey on this initiative. Dilla’s music affected us all as did his passing. While we continue to celebrate his music we want to make sure the Hip-Hop community truly understands his legacy from a cultural, business as well as technical standpoint. The event will create a plethora of intellectual content to live along side Dilla’s groundbreaking creative catalog.”
    -Wes Jackson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

    The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival aims to celebrate the full range of Hip-Hop culture, which spans music, film, academics, grassroots empowerment and more. This year the Bodega Education Initiative adds an academic voice to the programming.

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    DATE: Tuesday July 6th, 2010
    TIME: 2-8pm (Immediately followed by After Party)
    LOCATION: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, BK, NY 11201
    TICKETS: $10 (includes the After Party and a free drink on us)
    Purchase tickets at BrooklynBodega.com

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    The Bodega Education Initiative events are as follows:

    -BEI Panel: One-on-one discussion with “Ma Dukes” Yancey and Q-Tip (Moderator: TBD).

    -Workshop: An in depth technical and musical analysis of Dilla’s production. Open to all ages. Professionals and amateurs.

    -Roundtable: Discussion with Dilla’s peers and longtime collaborators.

    -Panel: Learning from J Dilla’s mistakes: Entrepreneurship in Hip-Hop. Discussion on methods to mediate the space between art and business.

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    The calendar for the 6th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival kicks off with Show & Prove on Monday, July 5th. This Hip-Hop showcase highlighting independent and local talent is the final event of Brooklyn Bodega’s three month Show & Prove competition.

    Tuesday, July 6th will feature the Bodega Education Initiative, a day of panel discussions and seminars about legendary producer, J Dilla. Speakers include Q-Tip, “Ma Dukes” Yancey, DJ Spinna and more.

    Wednesday, July 7th is a mini Film Festival featuring a variety of Hip-Hop films followed by Q&A with established and aspiring filmmakers.

    Thursday, July 8th is a night dedicated to the backbone of Hip-Hop: the DJ. It will feature performances by the best DJs from across the country.

    Friday, July 9th is the kick-off party to formally welcome Festival goers, past and current artists and community leaders to the 6th Annual BHF.

    Saturday, July 10th is the culmination of the 2010 Festival. De La Soul will headline the 6th Annual BHF on the DUMBO waterfront. The festivities kick off with Family Day, a block party for families and children celebrating Hip Hop’s central message — social change and individual empowerment.

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    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 more info on The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival visit our Facebook page, website and follow us on Twitter.com/brooklynbodega

    PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 2010 BHF HERE

    Pamela Bishop
    Senior Brand Manager
    718.210.3340 pamela@brooklynbodega.com

    Ryan Hobbs
    Marketing
    718.210.3340 ryan@brooklynbodega.com

    READ BROOKLYN BODEGA’S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH Q-TIP HERE

Discussion 5 Responses

  1. May 14, 2010 at 3:04 am

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  2. May 14, 2010 at 10:28 am

    [...] July 6th, the festival’s founders will have a celebration of the legendary producer J Dilla, featuring his mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey and Q-Tip. [...]

  3. July 3, 2010 at 11:47 pm

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  4. July 4, 2010 at 12:01 am

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  5. August 11, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    [...] “I just though his music was so crazy; it spoke loud to me,” Tip said at last year’s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Dilla was invited to become a part of Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s production group, the [...]