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
their
new retail location, The powerHouse Arena.
Located
on 37 Main Street in the same DUMBO neighborhood
as the
Bodega, the powerHouse Arena will also be serving as
the
Brooklyn hub for VH1 Hip Hop Honors Week
2006 a
week-long celebration of hip hop’s legends and
visionaries
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
Arena.
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
than
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,
Hip-Hop
documentarian Martha Cooper, Brooklyn soul singer
Maya
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
perfect
representative for the modern woman in Hip-Hop.
She
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
Service
Group Director of Live Events, Alma Geddy-Romero.

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival co-producer, The Brooklyn
Brewery,
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
from:
• Bob Adelman, author of
Gentleman of Leisure: A Year in the Life of a Pimp

• Charlie Ahearn, director of Wild
Style
• BLADE, king of graff; only living
artist other
than Andy Warhol to be on the cover of Sotheby’s
catalogue
• Henry Chalfant, co-author of
Subway Art,
author of Spray Can Art, co-producer of
Style Wars
• Vincent Cianni, photojournalist and
author
of We Skate Hardcore
• CLAW Money, female graffiti writer,
fashion
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
graffiti
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
artist
• Ricky Powell, “the Fourth Beastie
Boy,”
author of Public Access, star of Rappin’
with the
Rickster
• Lee Quinones, old-school graffiti
legend and
artist
• STAY HIGH 149, one of the original
graffiti
writers from the early 70s
• Dondi White, old school graffiti
legend

powerHouse Arena event series during Hip Hop
Honors Week featuring:
• Friday, October 13, starting at
6pm: Hip
Hop: By All Means Necessary by Brenda
Kenneally;
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
Water.
• 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
Charlie
Ahearn. Drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and FIJI
Water.
• Sunday, October 15, starting at
4pm:
An
Afternoon with Jamel Shabazz and Joe Conzo.
Hosted
by Waxpoetics. Drinks courtesy of FIJI Water.
• Monday, October 16, starting at
4pm:
Women in Hip
Hop in conjunction with Black Girls Rock
(featuring
Maya Azucena, Beverly Bond, Joan Morgan, Violet,
LADY
PINK, TOOFLY, Martha Cooper, Janette Beckman, and
Delphine Fawundu-Buford); screening of Redder
than
Red by Martha Cooper & Nika Kramer;
performance by
Brooklyn songstress Maya Azucena. Hosted by
Brooklyn
Bodega. Drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and FIJI
Water.

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,
www.brooklynbodega.com, is a collective of creative
minds
and Hip Hop heads who live and work in Brooklyn, NY.
Producers of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival,
www.brooklynbodega.com not only serves as the
home-site
for their live events, but a blog, weekly reviews, and
general
rants and raves. Brooklyn Bodega is a media sponsor
for the
Rakim Tour this September, and are producing their
5th
Annual CMJ Showcase on October 31st at BB King’s.

The Brooklyn Brewery was founded in 1987
by
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
check www.brooklynbrewery.com

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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