Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces More Artists; Busta Rhymes and Freeway Set to Perform


(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop and Brooklyn are nearly synonymous in this day and age, as some of the world’s greatest MCs cut their teeth on the streets of Brooklyn on the way to the top of the rap game.

With the borough’s rich legacy in mind, the 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) will be held from July 9th-14th, and the organizers have just added more acts to the bill that will surely please the fans.

While YMCMB signee Busta Rhymes is headlining the festival, the stage will be warmed up ahead of time by Philadelphia’s legendary wordsmith, Freeway.

In addition to Freeway, the festival will also feature performances by hometown Brooklyn artist KA, Detroit’s MCs Clear Soul Forces, Jasmine Solano, and Melo-X.

And, as the BHF 2012 is clearly focused on performances, the festival also will be showcasing classic Hip-Hop films like Wild Style, which starred Hip-Hop pioneers Fab Five Freddy, The Cold Crush Brothers, Rock Steady Crew, Lady Pink, Lee Quinones, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Caz, and many others.

The film’s showcasing is part of the Inaugural Dummy Clap Film Festival, that will also feature the acclaimed documentary Big Fun in a Big Town by Dutch filmmaker Bram Van Splunteren, as he documented Hip-Hop for one week in 1986.

Organizers for the (BHF) are also part of efforts to coordinate the “Show and Prove” concert that will take place in the coming weeks on June 21.

The artists performing will be competing for a slot on the BHF’s final day of performances, and the winners of the competition will go on to compete in the “Show and Prove Super Bowl” on July 9t.

Already slated to compete are 85th (Queens, NY), Dom O Briggs (Baltimore/Brooklyn), Charmingly Ghetto (Boston,MA), and Red Pill and Hir-O (Michigan).

For tickets to the Show and Prove Concert Super Bowl, click here.

For tickets to the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 2012, click here.

Previous performers at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival include Kanye West, Q-Tip, De La Soul, Lupe Fiasco, Black Thought of The Roots, Big Daddy Kane, KRS ONE, Ghostface Killah and more.