AND YOU DONT STOP
Perhaps a function of hip-hops modern-day jones for old-school signifiers like rope chains and battle raps, the fourth annual iteration of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is making a decidedly, uh, conscious effort to turn back the clock. To wit: Saturdays all-day jam features MC, archivist, and self-proclaimed Blastmaster KRS-ONE, legendary beat-miner DJ Premier, and former Black Moon vet Buckshot, while retro-future rap practitioners Mickey Factz and Fresh Daily aim to channel their elders throwback vibe. Keeping all the indie heads bobbing into the early evening are J. Period and 88-Keys. But thats just the grand finale. The three-day festival kicks off tonight at Brooklyns Masonic Temple with neo-soul crooner Bilal and BKs own Smif & Wessun, among others, and continues on Friday at powerHouse Arena. Brooklyn keeps on taking it. Check for full schedule and locations.
July 10-12, 2008
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