3rd Annual Brooklyn HipHop Festival

Seems like they’re still finalizing the lineup but they’ve already confirmed that the festival is being extended to 5 days this year. Link

This year the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival’s programming has been expanded to a five day celebration. Here is a brief rundown of what to expect during this year’s festivities:

When: Thursday, June 7th
What: BHF Kickoff Party celebrating 50 years of Stax Records!
Join us for a night of funky soul all night long at the powerHouse Arena in Dumbo, BK. Stax Records was home to legendary acts such as Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MGs, The Bar-Kays, Isaac Hayes, The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, The Emotions and so many more. Celebrate 50 years of Soul magic, as well as the re-launch of the label.

When: Thursday, June 14th
What: Hip Hop around the globe, featuring photography from David Alan Harvey at the powerHouse Arena
Hip hop, which first began on the streets of the South Bronx in the early 1970s, has traveled the globe, finding a home in every corner of the planet. Hip Hop’s versatility speaks to its accessibility and universality. In 2005, Magnum Photographer David Alan Harvey began photographing local emcees in the Bronx River Projects, home of hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, whose legendary Zulu Nation parties inspired a new generation of b-boys and -girls. It is their descendants that Harvey has captured in here—from Boogie Down thugs and Hollywood celebs to the local cultures of Spain, France, Gambia, Senegal, South Korea, and Thailand—revealing how hip hop has always spoken to the guy on the corner and the girl at the club, because skills and style comes from love.

When: Thursday, June 21st
What: BHF Under The Stars
Celebrate the longest night of the year with the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. This event is held in conjunction with Make Music New York, a city-wide music festival presenting free music from around the globe. More info can be found at www.makemusicny.org.

When: Friday, June 22nd What: Wild Style:The Sampler book release celebration and screening. In 1982, a small independent movie written, produced, and directed by Charlie Ahearn was released, first in Germany, Japan, and Cannes, then finally in Times Square. Wild Style, the first film to unite the underground urban art forms of nascent hip-hop culture—DJing, MCing, b-boying, and graff writing— was filmed on location in the South Bronx without permits or pretensions. Some twenty-five years after its release, Wild Style is truly a classic, having inspired countless artists, musicians, and writers with its unforgettable scenes starring the era’s most memorable personalities. We’re celebrating in conjunction with the powerHouse retrospective book Wild Style The Sampler to be released.

When: Saturday, June 23rd
What: Performance Day
The big day. Everyone who has been there before remembers Big Daddy Kane tearing it down in ’06 or Little Brother rocking their 1st Brooklyn performance. Well, here we go again. Join us for a day of performances and festivities under the sun. Consequence is just the tip of the iceberg.