KRS ONE, DJ Premier to headline the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
The headliners of the Main Performance Day of the 2008 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival have finally been announced. Legendary MC KRS ONE and DJ Premier will be leading the charge this year on July 12th along with Brooklyn's own Buckshot.
KRS ONE is widely recognized as one of the greatest MC's of all time with a career spanning over two decades. From 'Criminal Minded' to 'Edutainment' to 'Return Of The Boom Bap' KRS has delivered hit after genre defining hit. Also known as 'The Teacha' KRS has served as Hip-Hop's conscious and intellectual barometer while earning respect from every corner of the Hip-Hop Nation. This summer KRS will be re-launching the Stop The Violence Movement, his initiative to combat inner city violence. Brooklyn Bodega and The Brooklyn Hip- Hop Festival will also be working with the Stop The Violence Movement on their Summer calendar.
DJ Premier is one of the most celebrated and accomplished DJ's and producers in Hip-Hop. From Gangstarr to Nas to Jay Z to Janet Jackson to MOP to Dilated Peoples Premier has been a cornerstone of the culture. He has influenced a generation of beat makers with his trademark style and staying power. Premier's ability to make hits for pop stars, rap stars, trap stars and backpackers has made him one of the most sought after names in the business.
"I have always maintained that KRS ONE is the greatest MC of all time. Content, lyricism, cultural impact, longevity. There is no one better. KRS's views on metaphysics and philosophy which birthed the once controversial statement, 'I am Hip-Hop' shaped my view of the culture and my place within it. It was Kris who told us that one day there would be a Hip- Hop president and here we are with Barack Obama who is a fan of [Jay Z's] 'American Gangster.' The addition of Kris and Primo to this year's lineup is a great honor and a personal pleasure," Wes Jackson, BHF Executive Director.
Mr. Jackson also went on to say that the remaining lineup and details on additional events on July 11th and the official after party on July 12th will be released next week.
Tickets for July 12th are available online at www.brooklyn bodega.com as well as Fat Beats
406 Ave Of The Americas (6th Ave between 8th and 9th Streets) in Manhattan.
More official BHF retailers will be announced next week on June 2nd.
Tickets for July 10th at the Masonic Lodge with Bilal and Ladybug Mecca are also available at www.masonicboom. com
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 2008 calendar:
July 10th at the Masonic Lodge in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
July 11th in DUMBO, venue and talent TBA
July 12th Main Day including Brooklyn Hip-Hop Family Day
July 12th Official after party
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