Brooklyn Bodega teams with powerHouse and Hip Hop Honors

Brooklyn Bodega partners with powerHouse Books for “No Sleep ’til Brooklyn”

Inaugural Exhibition and Event Series at The powerHouse Arena

October 9, 2006

The crew at Brooklyn Bodega is pleased to join
publisher and
retailer powerHouse Books as they christen
new retail location, The powerHouse Arena.
on 37 Main Street in the same DUMBO neighborhood
as the
Bodega, the powerHouse Arena will also be serving as
Brooklyn hub for VH1 Hip Hop Honors Week
2006 a
week-long celebration of hip hop’s legends and
held throughout New York City.

Brooklyn Bodega will serve as media partner for two
of the powerHouse Hip-Hop Honors events happening
that week.

To help celebrate VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors Brooklyn
Bodega will be hosting “The Women in Hip-
Hop” event on October 16th at the powerHouse
As VH1 recognizes the legendary MC Lyte, the
Bodega and
powerHouse will go deeper and explore why women’s
contribution to Hip-Hop are so often
overlooked. “Women in
Hip-Hop are in an interesting place. One that does
not reflect
their contribution to the culture at all. The ladies
were there
b-boying in the Bronx; Latifah has sold more records
most MC’s, Men or women. I would rather listen to
Lyte than
90% of what’s on the radio.” writes Brooklyn Bodega
Creative Director, James Blagden.

powerHouse Publicity Director Sara Rosen will
moderate a
panel that features legendary graf writer Lady Pink,
documentarian Martha Cooper, Brooklyn soul singer
Azucena, and Beverly Bond. The event will also
feature a
performance by Maya Azucena who was recently
featured at
this year’s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. “Maya is the
representative for the modern woman in Hip-Hop.
embodies Hip-Hop’s influences as well as its future.
She is
an entrepreneur and a hustler. And a great role
model for the
young women finding their way today,” added Room
Group Director of Live Events, Alma Geddy-Romero.

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival co-producer, The Brooklyn
will be providing their limited edition microbrew for
the event.

The No Sleep ’til Brooklyn exhibition should not be
missed. The event will feature photographs and art
• Bob Adelman, author of
Gentleman of Leisure: A Year in the Life of a Pimp

• Charlie Ahearn, director of Wild
• BLADE, king of graff; only living
artist other
than Andy Warhol to be on the cover of Sotheby’s
• Henry Chalfant, co-author of
Subway Art,
author of Spray Can Art, co-producer of
Style Wars
• Vincent Cianni, photojournalist and
of We Skate Hardcore
• CLAW Money, female graffiti writer,
designer, and author of Bombshell
• Joe Conzo, old-school
photographer of the
Cold Crush Brothers
• Martha Cooper, co-author of
Subway Art,
author of Hip Hop Files: 1979–1984 and
We B*Girlz
• DAZE aka Chris Ellis, old school
legend and artist
• William “NIC ONE” Green, co-
producer of
Video Graf and a 2004 VH1 Hip Hop Honors honoree

• Lisa Kahane, photojournalist
working in the
South Bronx in the 70s and 80s
• LADY PINK, old school graffiti
legend and
• Ricky Powell, “the Fourth Beastie
author of Public Access, star of Rappin’
with the
• Lee Quinones, old-school graffiti
legend and
• STAY HIGH 149, one of the original
writers from the early 70s
• Dondi White, old school graffiti

powerHouse Arena event series during Hip Hop
Honors Week featuring:
• Friday, October 13, starting at
6pm: Hip
Hop: By All Means Necessary by Brenda
panel discussion with MMO members Big Trigg, Sha,
Skinny Minnie, and Foogie to follow. Hosted by Mass
Appeal. Drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and FIJI
• Saturday, October 14, starting at
6pm: The
FUN’s Not Over Yet! Panel discussion moderated by
Patti Astor, featuring Diego Cortez and Fab 5 Freddy;
followed by screening of Wild Style by
Ahearn. Drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and FIJI
• Sunday, October 15, starting at
Afternoon with Jamel Shabazz and Joe Conzo.
by Waxpoetics. Drinks courtesy of FIJI Water.
• Monday, October 16, starting at
Women in Hip
Hop in conjunction with Black Girls Rock
Maya Azucena, Beverly Bond, Joan Morgan, Violet,
PINK, TOOFLY, Martha Cooper, Janette Beckman, and
Delphine Fawundu-Buford); screening of Redder
Red by Martha Cooper & Nika Kramer;
performance by
Brooklyn songstress Maya Azucena. Hosted by
Bodega. Drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and FIJI

VH1 Hip Hop Honors will honor Wu-Tang
Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell
Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim,
Beastie Boys, and Eazy-E. The
week of events kick off Thursday, October 12 and
will run through Tuesday, October 17 at 9pm ET/PT,
when viewers can tune in to VH1 and see Ice-
T host the broadcast of the 3rd Annual Hip
Hop Honors.

Founded in early 2006, Brooklyn Bodega,, is a collective of creative
and Hip Hop heads who live and work in Brooklyn, NY.
Producers of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, not only serves as the
for their live events, but a blog, weekly reviews, and
rants and raves. Brooklyn Bodega is a media sponsor
for the
Rakim Tour this September, and are producing their
Annual CMJ Showcase on October 31st at BB King’s.

The Brooklyn Brewery was founded in 1987
reporter Steve Hindy and banker Tom Potter to brew
traditional beers of quality and character. Today,
The Brooklyn Brewery is among America’s top 40
breweries, and Brooklyn Lager is among the top draft
beers in New York City. Our Brewery is open to the
public Friday evenings from 6pm to 11pm and tours of
the brewery are available Saturday from noon to
5pm. To find out what’s going on at the Brewery

The powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Tickets for October 12th are $25 To purchase
please contact 212-604-9074 x100
A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the VH1
Save The Music Foundation’s
work to restore instrumental music programs in NYC
public schools.

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