The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Partners with TIDAL


The Global Music and Entertainment Platform Will Livestream the Finale Concert Featuring
Performances From Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli and More!
For the second year in a row the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has proudly joined forces with global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, which will be live­-streaming the Main Stage performances at the Finale Concert on Saturday, July 16th.
Current TIDAL subscribers will have the opportunity to win tickets to the 12th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. In addition, TIDAL subscribers will also be granted expedited entry into the Finale Concert on July 16th and special access to the TIDAL Lounge at St. Ann’s Warehouse.  All ticket holders will have access to a complimentary three­ month subscription.
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is proud to have TIDAL back so that together they can continue offering our Festival goers the Hip-­Hop cultural experience of a lifetime.
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“We are excited to be working with TIDAL once again this year. Their support of the Festival has helped produce a superior experience. Additionally, the success of their streaming service has also served as a source of motivation for our own mission. The addition of the live stream of the Finale Concert will allow us to take our advocacy of the Hip­-Hop culture further and wider than before. It’s going to be great. Can’t wait.” ­Wes Jackson, Executive Director, The Brooklyn Hip­-Hop Festival
2016 Brooklyn Hip­-Hop Festival Schedule of Events
The Hip­-Hop Institute – July 13th
10am ­- 4pm ­- This year more than ever we are promoting the Festival as a cultural experience to highlight the many aspects that make up Hip­-Hop. The Hip­-Hop Institute will focus on the continued cultivation of the educational aspect of Hip­-Hop. Through a series of panels and discussions hosted by political figures, educators and journalists, who are well versed in the Hip­-Hop culture, entrepreneurship and matters of social justice, The Hip-Hop Institute is designed to drive the educational and positive aspects of the culture throughout the community so that it can serve as a global inspiration.
Location: Medgar Evers College 1638 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Dummy Clap Film Festival ­- July 14th
12pm – 7pm ­- A celebration of Hip­-Hop as told through the moving image. There will be screenings of documentaries, old school films, and shorts followed by discussions with leading film industry people who will discuss the social and cultural relevance of these films. There will also be Masters Classes held from leading filmmakers both indie and major.
Location: Medgar Evers College 1638 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Juice Hip­-Hop Exhibition – July 15th
7pm – 11pm – This exhibition takes it back to the old school way of celebrating the Hip­-Hop culture with young emerging Hip­-Hop talents, uniting all the elements of the culture for one night for one huge jam session the day before the Finale Concert. This is where the elements of art, photography, dance, DJing and MCing are each highlighted through talents from the East Coast, Midwest and the South, who each bring their individual flavor while showing their love for the the Hip­-Hop culture.
Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse 45 Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
The Finale Concert – July 16th
1pm – 8pm – And finally the créme de la créme of NYC Hip­-Hop concerts, The Finale Concert. This is where you will witness one of our Festival’s hottest and most historical lineups rock out. This is the culmination of the Festival and is the legendary show that has created unforgettable memories for over a decade.
Featuring: Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli, Rapsody, DJ Rob Swift and more. Hosted by Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae.
Location: Main Stage ­ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 11 Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn (Standing Room Only)
Second Stage Sponsored by TIDAL:
1pm – 4pm – A stage set for the next wave of talented artists who will be bringing some neo­-soul flavor to the Festival.
Featuring Melo­X, OSHUN, MoRuf and Maségo. Hosted by Skyzoo.
Location: Second Stage ­ St. Ann’s Warehouse, 45 Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn (Standing Room Only)
TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connect artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high­-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists via TIDAL Discovery, and unique experiences via TIDAL X. TIDAL is available in more than 52 countries, with more than a 42.5 million song catalog and 140,000 high quality videos. For more information, please visit
About Brooklyn Hip­-Hop Festival
Established in 2005, The Brooklyn Hip­-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip­-Hop cultural event that showcases the progressive aspects of Hip­-Hop culture by highlighting Hip­-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community empowerment and social change. In addition to musical performances, the Festival offers a number of activities for its audience, including: panel discussions, exhibitions, a film festival and more. The Festival is more than a concert. It is a family reunion for lovers of this great culture. In the last twelve years, the Festival has achieved a number of memorable milestones with an impressive roster of Hip­-Hop acts that include Jay­Z, Kanye West, Q­Tip, Kendrick Lamar, Common, Mobb Deep. Lupe Fiasco, Black Thought of The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier and more.
About Brooklyn Bodega
Brooklyn Bodega is made up of various creatives, event producers, and thinkers who share a love and passion for Hip­-Hop Culture. They are dedicated to Hip­-Hop education, advocacy and preservation. The Bodega Agency is a boutique marketing and branding operation under the Brooklyn Bodega umbrella. With over 20 years of collective expertise, the same marketing muscle that promotes and executes New York City’s largest Hip­-Hop event, The Brooklyn Hip­-Hop Festival, makes itself available to like­ minded brands, artists and movements. Services include Online Marketing, Public Relations, Content Creation, Event Production and much more. For more information, please visit and

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