April ‘Show and Prove’ Winner – Brown Bag All Stars

April ‘Show and Prove’ winner announced

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Brooklyn, NY, April 20th 2009
After a show stopping performance at last Thursday’s ‘Show and Prove’ Brooklyn Bodega, producers of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival today announced the winner of the second installment of the competition. The winner is The Brown Bag All-Stars.

The group consisting of Audible Doctor, J57, Cold Codeine, Koncept, Soul Khan, E Holla, Element, and Goo helped pack the house at Public Assembly and thoroughly impressed the Bodega crew in attendance.

“I want to congratulate Brown Bag on a killer show last week. They hit the stage with energy and enthusiasm that was infectious. They made a lasting impression on all of us. I also want to thank Cymarshall Law and Mr. Beatz who helped us pack Public Assembly to capacity. Even they are not the winners they have our attention for sure,” Wes Jackson, Executive Director of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.

When asked what was it that Brown Bag did to seal the deal Jackson responded by saying, “They did a good job of translating their brand on stage. The vibe we got from their submission was this powerful group of Hip-Hop junkies ready to attack any stage. That was exactly what we felt. On a marketing level they brought out the most people. They spent time after the show speaking with our staff and gave us a better understanding of their mission. The show was well organized, concentrated and crisp. I enjoyed all the acts but at the end of the day they brought it on all levels.”

Semifinalists for the May 21st ‘Show and Prove’, the last before the Festival will be announced this week.

Brown Bag All Stars joined Children Of The Night as the first two of three finalists in the Show and Prove competition. There is still time to enter for May. Send links to audio and video content to showandprove@brooklynbodega.com.

The 5th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is June 20th at Empire Fulton Ferry State Park. For more info checkwww.brooklynbodega.com


About “Show and Prove”
Up and coming MC’s and artists looking to land the opening spot on the main stage at The 5th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival get ready. Brooklyn Bodega, the producers and creators of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and YUME Music have teamed up to create “Show and Prove,” a competition/showcase where artists who think they have what it takes to rock the biggest crowd in Brooklyn can show and prove their skills.

“Show and Prove” will take place at Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The remaining date is May 21st. At each month’s event a panel of judges including Brooklyn Bodega staff will select a winner. The three winners will become the ‘Show and Prove’ finalists. On June 1st the winner will be announced via email, Twitter, Facebook and on BrooklynBodega.com. The winner will open the Festival as well as win a prize pack from YUME and Festival sponsors.

In order to enter artists should email their submission to showandprove@brooklynbodega.com .
No mp3 files will be accepted. All music submissions must either be uploads (zshare, yousendit, etc.) websites, or Myspace pages. A robust Myspace page is preferred. Submissions should also include live performance footage (also via upload) and additional content including bio and images.

For more info on the 5th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival


Brooklyn Bodega are the creators and producers of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. They are a collective of cultural programmers, marketing professionals, writers, designers and academics dedicated to the celebration and preservation of Hip-Hop culture. Their daily musings can be found at www.brooklynbodega.com

YUME is a multiplatformed company that looks to create avenues for independent thinkers to live and experience their dreams, by providing the very best in entertainment. Encompassing Music, Art, and Fashion, YUME strives to provide the very best products and programming while redistributing all things Music, Art, and Fashion into the YUME community. YUME also has a strong youth and adult education component

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