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Sunday, July 03, 2011

2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Brooklyn Bodega, producers of the 7th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF), are excited to announce this year’s headliner – Q-Tip. Brooklyn Bodega is working closely with Q-Tip to create creative programming for this year’s Festival. Not just a headliner, Q-Tip will work with Brooklyn Bodega to curate “Q-Tip & Friends,” a celebration of Hip-Hop through the lens of his 20+ year career. Brooklyn Bodega will be working directly with Q-Tip to mine his personal Rolodex and create once-in-a-lifetime live on stage collaborations to bless Brooklyn this Summer. Q-Tip & Friends will feature, amongst others, Diamond District and Ali Shaheed Muhammed.

Q-Tip embodies the mission of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and Brooklyn Bodega: highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change. As an artist, MC and producer, Q-Tip is Hip-Hop with a career that connects generations of fans as well as artists.

“This is going to be a memorable event. Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest have been personal favorites of mine since day one. We were lucky enough to have De La Soul headline in 2010, this is the perfect one-two punch. The curation aspect is truly unique. It combines education, a dope show and a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture. Exactly what we are about at Brooklyn Bodega. We hope to install this format for years to come and continue to celebrate the best of Hip-Hop. ”
- Wes Jackson, Executive Director, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

The 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival: July 11th – July 16th 2011

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) will begin on Monday, July 11th - Saturday, July 16th. This premier week-long, all-ages event attracts over 20,000 fans to Brooklyn annually in a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture.

This year, fans can look forward to the return of the Show & Prove Super Bowl, Bodega Education Initiative, Salute The DJ, Family Day and the Main Stage performances; plus new programming such as Under The Influence and the Bodega Recognition Awards.

Producers – Submit your tracks via Sonicbids for consideration with the first ever BHF mixtape with Unique Squared. Deadline has been extended to July 1st, 2011!!

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival tickets and ticket packages have gone on sale to the general public online via Purchase and receive your $10 gift certificate to

In our continued commitment to create affordable Hip-Hop programming, and keep The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) New York City’s largest but most affordable event, Brooklyn Bodega has announced the following discounted ticket packages: Family 4 Package, Long Weekend Package and the VIP All Access Week Pass.
Want to get involved? Here is how…

Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities: All interested parties should email Kelli Jones at or for more information.

Media Partnership: To get your outlet involved with this year’s Festival, please contact Pamela Bishop at or

Call For Volunteers: Reach out and come join this dynamic group of cultural advocates by filling out the BHF Volunteer form.

For More Information & Updates on the Festival:

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