The Hip-Hop Institute at Medgar Evers College

The Hip-Hop Institute at MEC Returns

Three Day Conference focusing on Community Engagement, Mental Health & Wellness, Music Business, and Entrepreneurship

Panels, Keynotes, Workshops and more…


April Reign, Creator of #OscarSoWhite; Lorrie Boula, Manager of Chuck D & Public Enemy; Kameron McCulloughFounder, Dussepalooza: April Walker, Founder of Walker Wear; Ali Bianchi, Senior Director of Marketing at Atlantic Records; Cory L Hughes – Author & Social Activist; S.Whit, Producer at Beats1, Rafiq R. Kalam Id-Din III, Esq., Co-Founder, Ember Charter School; Bianca Edwards, Complex Media; Ebonie & Wes Jackson, Founders of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and more…


– “Stuck Off The Realness: Prodigy, Sickle Cell, and What Happens When Havoc Won’t Call You Back” (in partnership with WNYC)

– The Positive Impact of Hip Hop Values: Development of Today’s Youth

– State Of Hip-Hop Journalism (presented by The Writing Center @ CUNY Medgar Evers College)

– Soundbyte: The Convergence of Music, Culture, and Tech

– Cannabis Business

and more…


BHF At Night

Every night during the Festival we will head over to BierWax for some funky grooves and cold malted beverages


Monday, July 9th – Large Professor

Tuesday, July 10th – Special Guest

Wednesday, July 11th – Easy Mo Bee

Thursday, July 12th – DJ Rob Swift

When: July 9th -12th, 9pm -12am

Where: 556 Vanderbilt Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn


#DYK Rap People

DoYouKnowRapPeople? Hip-Hop Jeopardy


Not only will you get to test your skills, you have the chance to win some pretty amazing giveaways, there will also be a raffle (we’re raffling off BK Hip-Hop Festival tickets!!) for those that won’t be playing! Oh and did we mention, OPEN BAR + FOOD while supply lasts! So arrive early.  Slots to play fill up fast so send us a note if you want to play and make sure you get there early & be prepared to know your hip-hop knowledge!

When: July 9th & 7-10pm 


Kinfolk 94, 94 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn,NY


More announcements to come…

July 9th – 14th

DUMBO | Crown Heights | Prospect Heights  

Fort Greene | Bed-Stuy |



OFFICIAL Hotel for the Conference and Festival

Guests can use this link or call The Tillary and mention the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival for a discounted rate


and don’t forget the ‘Homecoming Concert’

featuring the return of Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli are Black Star


Thank you to our sponsors:



For more information please contact, 718-454-0821

Follow us at @bkhiphopfest





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@brooklynboega – @bkhiphopfest


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