Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2016

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2016

July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016
New York City
New York City


The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) is an annual celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture. Historically, it has been organized by Brooklyn Bodega, which was founded in 2006 by Wes Jackson, Douglas Nettingham & Gregory Trani, as the online home of the BHF.

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Hip-hop artist
bornSeptember 14, 1973
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Rapper, songwriter
bornNovember 18, 1977
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Wilson, North Carolina
Rob Swift
American DJ
Resides inNew York

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Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones[1] (/nɑːˈsɪər/; born September 14, 1973), better known as Nas /ˈnɑːz/, is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record producer and actor. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide since 1994. He is also an entrepreneur through his own record label; he serves as associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and is the owner of a Fila sneaker store. He is currently signed to Mass Appeal Records.

His musical career began in 1991 when he was featured on Main Source's track "Live at the Barbeque". His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994, received universal acclaim from both critics and the hip hop community; it is frequently ranked as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.[2][3]

Nas' follow-up album, It Was Written, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, stayed on top for four consecutive weeks, went Platinum twice in only two months, and made Nas internationally known.[4][5] From 2001 to 2005, Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with rapper Jay Z. In 2006, Nas signed to Def Jam. In 2010, he released a collaboration album with reggae artist Damian Marley, donating all royalties to charities active in Africa. His eleventh studio album, Life Is Good, was released in 2012, and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

Nas is often named as one of the greatest hip hop artists. MTV ranked him at number 5 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time.[6] In 2012, The Source ranked him No. 2 on their list of the "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time".[7] In 2013, Nas was ranked fourth on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list. In 2014, ranked him No. 1 on their list of the "50 Greatest MCs of All Time".[8] He has five number one albums on the Billboard 200, tying him with Eminem and Kanye West for second place among all-time rappers.


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Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre (34 ha) park on the Brooklyn side of the East River in New York City. The park has revitalized 1.3-mile (2.1 km) of Brooklyn's post-industrial waterfront from Atlantic Avenue in the south, under the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and past the Brooklyn Bridge, to Jay Street north of the Manhattan Bridge. The site includes Brooklyn Piers 1–6, the historic Fulton Ferry Landing, and the preexisting Empire–Fulton Ferry and Main Street Parks.


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles12


Spotify - Featured Tracks6


News Articles13

Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli Honor Legends At Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival  –  July 19, 2016
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 2016 photos by Elijah C. Watson for Okayplayer. After three days of conferences, forums and side events, the 12th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival closed another successful year with a finale concert that featured a trio of New ...
Rapsody Becomes First Female Hip Hop Artist To Sign To Jay Z's Roc Nation  –  July 19, 2016
The North Carolina native announced the news this past weekend during the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival live streamed by Tidal. Before the announcement, she was currently signed to North Carolina based label, Jamla Records led by hip hop mega producer 9th Wonder.
Here’s What Went Down at the 12th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival  –  July 18, 2016
Despite weather conditions that were fickle at best, the masses still turned out for the Saturday finale of the 12th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. The long-running affair kicked off Wednesday, July 13, with a series of panels presented by the Hip-Hop ...
Nas, Rapsody, Talib Kweli and More Rock the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival [PHOTOS]
The BoomBox  –  July 18, 2016
this year’s final day proved to be a treat for anyone who loves the beats, rhymes and life that can be gleaned from a full day immersed in hip-hop culture. Check out our pics from the 2016 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in the gallery above.
Nas Brought A Quiet Storm To The 2016 ‘Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival’
Vibe  –  July 18, 2016
The 12-annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival concert turned New York City out on Saturday (July 16) afternoon. Rappers Rapsody, Talib Kweli, Fabolous and the festival’s headliner, Nas, were all there to give the Big Apple’s largest borough a show to remember.
Roc Nation Signs Rapsody, Announced Deal At Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest
All HipHop  –  July 17, 2016
Rapsody, the rhymester down with 9th Wonder, has joined the house that Jay Z bui The consummate emcee made the announcement at the annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, where Rap was one of the starring performers. The concert also boasted shows with Nas ...
Rapsody Signs With Jay Z's Roc Nation  –  July 17, 2016
Jay Z has expanded his Roc Nation roster as he's signed Rapsody. The North Carolina rapper announced her alignment with Hov during her set at the 2016 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, which is conveniently being streamed by Jay Z's Tidal service. "I'm Jamla/Roc ...
TIDAL Will Livestream Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Performances by Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli  –  July 16, 2016
Today music streaming giant TIDAL will partner with the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival for the second year in a row to livestream the Main Stage at the Finale Concert. The livestream will feature performances from venerable hip-hop sensations Nas , Fabolous ...
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Is Here And Is Ready To Be A Safe Space
The Fader  –  July 13, 2016
The 12th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival kicked off today with a series of panels in Crown Heights and culminates later this week with a concert in Brooklyn Bridge Park featuring Nas, Fabolous, and Talib Kweli. As Wes Jackson, the President and Executive ...
What to Expect at the 12th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival  –  July 13, 2016
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has become one the year’s most highly anticipated events. For the next four days, the brand will be celebrating the legacy of hip-hop with panels, workshops, emerging dancers, DJs, a star-studded lineup of artists for its ...
Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest starts today; Nas, 9th Wonder, OSHUN & more playing the final show
Brooklyn Vegan  –  July 13, 2016
The 2016 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival begins today (7/13). As always, the most anticipated event is the big concert on the last day, Saturday (7/16), and there have been a few updates to that since we last spoke. The Saturday show goes down from 1-8 PM on ...
Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli Headline 12th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Starting July 13
Hip-Hop Wired  –  July 6, 2016
Beginning Wednesday, July 13 th, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is celebrating its 12 th anniversary at Brooklyn Medgar Evers College on Bedford Ave. Since 2005 the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has been showcasing Hip-Hop’s legacy and influence with panel ...
Combat Jack Interviews Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Founder Wes Jackson
HipHopDX  –  July 5, 2016
The Combat Jack Show sits down with Wes Jackson, the founder of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Jackson details what it takes to put on a successful festival, meeting the demands of Jay Electronica and this upcoming festival taking place July 13.

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