Just because the Fourth of July was Sunday doesn’t mean the party’s over. Check out tonight’s kick-off event for Brooklyn Bodega’s sixth annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival’s “Show & Prove Superbowl,” a competition/showcase for rising hip-hop artists to prove they can pump up a crowd. The six-day festival features panels, film screenings, and theater. Highlights coming up later in the week include the “Bodega Education Initiative: The Legacy of J Dilla,” featuring a conversation with Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, and Q-Tip, and a “Classic Hip-Hop Film Night” screening of 1992’s Juice (1992), starring Tupac Shakur. The festival wraps July 10 with a Family Day for the kids and a concert, hosted by Uncle Ralph McDaniel, with De La Soul, Black Moon, Rakka Iriscience, DJ Babu, J Dilla Ensemble, Those Chosen, and Aquil.
Mon., July 5, 8 p.m., 2010