The 5th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is happening this weekend, beginning with a photo exhibit tomorrow night at the Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg that will feature photos from the past four years of the festival. The invite-only Kick-Off Party is Friday night, and then the real fun starts on Saturday, June 20.
The festival, hosted by Brooklyn Bodega, will be held this year at the Empire Fulton Ferry State Park in DUMBO, Brooklyn, and runs from 12-8pm, although the action on the main stage doesn’t start until around 4. Here’s a look at the set times and some of the artists performing:
3:15-3:25 Meter Maids
3:25-3:30 Kel Spencer
3:30-3:45 Brown Bag All Stars
3:50-4:00 Keys N Krates/DJ Parler
4:00-4:10 Tiye Phoenix
4:15-4:20 Chip Fu
4:25-4:35 Keys N Krates/DJ Parler
4:35-4:45 Marco Polo & Torae
4:45-4:55 Tanya Morgan
4:55-5:00 Homeboy Sandman and Shawn J Period
5:25-5:55 J Period with Grand Puba and special guests
6:00-6:30 DJ Premier
6:30-7:00 Dead Prez
7:30-8:00 Pharoahe Monch
I mean, that is a HOT set of performers, just no denying. Get excited, BK!
One of the most anticipated performances will surely be from Tanya Morgan, who recently released their sophomore full length, Brooklynati, which has been receiving lots of good press and critical praise. The group consists of MCs Donwill and Ilyas, and MC/producer Von Pea, who hails from Brooklyn (County of Kings!). So get ready for a long day of great hip hop by checking out this new video from their second single off the record.
Tanya Morgan – So Damn Down:
One more thought: does anyone else get a hint of the Bird of Paradise from dude’s mouth? The director obviously jacked this video idea from Planet Earth.