July 16 Summer '16 We Are Back Under The Bridge With The Legendary Queensbridge MC @nas , Bed-Stuy's Own @myfabolouslife , Fellow Brooklynite @talibkweli , And Our Sister From The South The Wordsmith @rapsody ! We Are Bringing Back Our Festival House DJ @djrobswift, And Festival Host Who Always Hold You Down @videomusicbox & @torae . Tickets On Sale Right Now. Link In Our Bio We Have More Announcements Coming To You Soon Regarding The Entire Four Days Of Festival Programming, But Until Then Let This Rhythm-atic Explosion That Your Mind Has Chosen Leave Your Brain Stimulated. ✌️#BHF16
The 12th annual festival will also have DJ Rob Swift behind the turntables while Torae and Uncle Ralph continue their hosting duties. Also, this year’s event will be moved to the Brooklyn Bridge Park from its previous location at 50 Kent Avenue.
“We are also thrilled to be coming back to Brooklyn Bridge Park,” said BK Hip-Hop Dest executive director Wes Jackson in a statement. “Our programming belongs right here in this world class park.”
Along with the festival, the Brooklyn Bodega-planned event also hosts several other activities. The Hip-Hop Institute and the Dummy Clap Film Festival will serve as events on the first two days; with the Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition set up in St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO on the following day. And it all leads up to big concert.
Nas hasn’t released an album since 2012’s Life is Good, but the Queens legend no doubt has plenty of songs to pull from for the show. Fabolous has been making a steady comeback with his famous freestyles and last year’s Summer Shootout mixtape. Talib Kweli has been releasing a steady number of projects as well and after dropping The Idea of Beautiful, Rapsody crafted one of the most celebrated verses on “Complexion” from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. It’s certainly going to be lit.
The 12th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival goes down July 13-16. Tickets for the event can be found here.