Established in 2005, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event that showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change.
Chosen because of his unprecedented commitment to the hip-hop community and culture , Common will headline the festival, now its 11th year. In addition, Lion Babe has been added to the 2015 lineup.
“Comprised of Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman. Jillian is coincidentally the daughter of this writer’s childhood celebrity crush, Vanessa Williams. They are dope in ways not easily described. Soulful R&B that makes you think of Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill taking lessons from Nina Simone. Add some true school Hip-Hop and that edge that makes you know there are unique and special.” – BHHF
In addition to musical performances, the Festival will offer various activities for its audience which include panel discussions, exhibitions, award show and a family-friendly block party.
For information and tickets, visit BKHipHopFestival.com.