On June 23, Brooklyn is going to go off. Event promoter/blog Brooklyn Bodega has confirmed that Ghostface will headline its third annual Brooklyn Hip-hop Festival, a day-long celebration of all things B-Boy.
Set to perform alongside the Wu’s veteran clansman are Queens MC Consequence, Virginia representative Skillz, hip-hop purist trio Tanya Morgan, and a mass of other yet-to-be announced artists. It looks as though BB is forking out some cash for this free summer jump-off, which will be held in Brooklyn’s Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park.
A grip of other events are set to lead up to the mammoth fest. June 14 sees an exhibition of David Alan Harvey’s photography (images documenting the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx), June 22 is a screening of the classic film Wild Style, in honor of the new retrospective book, Wild Style: The Sampler, and a series of late night festivities in between. All events take place at the powerHouse Arena, home to art publisher powerHouse books.
06/07 Stax Records 50 Anniversary Celebration
06/14 Hip-hop Around the Globe: David Alan Harvey Photography
06/21 Hip-hop Under the Stars
06/22 Wild Style: The Sampler Book Release Celebration and Screening
06/23 Brooklyn Hip-hop Festival Performances