Written, shot and edited by Camille Jay.
Dumbo transformed into a mecca for Hip Hop culture as fans gathered to celebrate music, art and history. The 12th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, curated by Brooklyn Bodega, was a space for audiences from all ages to come together to enjoy the art of Hip Hop and its culture in Brooklyn.
The magic stemmed from artists from various calibers performing on the same stage for the same crowd. From old school to new school, signed and unsigned, this was a place for people who just appreciated good music. These hip hop heads didn’t even let a little bad weather block their love for the art, Hands still raised high and chants were at full volume as the rainstorm hovered over the stage for a little while.
This year, Wes Jackson and the Brooklyn Bodega team breathed some fresh ideas into the festival. Through a week’s long of programs, panels, and performances, Brooklyn Hip Hop festival was an experience to get involved in, not just something to watch.
Saturday’s concert was just the last piece of the hip hop puzzle. With acts like Dime a Duzin, Rapsody, Talib Kweli, Fabolous, and Nas, all on the same stage, you could see the young and old crowd come together for the love of music.
Check out the recap video below.