Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Adds Lupe Fiasco to the 2006 Lineup

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Adds Lupe Fiasco to the 2006 Lineup

 

April 4, 2006

Brooklyn, NY – The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival expands
its stellar 2nd anniversary lineup to include Chicago
native, Lupe Fiasco. Hailing from the windy
city, Lupe
has been highly regarded and coveted by many top-
level executive and industry insiders for the past few
years, and most recently gained notoriety for his
verse and appearance in Kanye West’s “Touch the
Sky”. His debut solo album, Lupe Fiasco’s
FOOD AND
LIQUOR is slated for a June 27th release on
1st &
15th/ Atlantic Records. In tune with the
Brooklyn Hip
Hop Festival mission statement, Lupe has a positive
outlook on the mark he plans to leave on Hip
Hop. “[When I retire], I want to step away on a
positive note,” says Lupe. “What you put out in the
world comes back to you. You actually change the
world with what you do. I want to put some good in
the world.”

The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is set to take place on
Saturday, June 24th at the historic Tobacco
Warehouse. Big Daddy Kane will be headlining the
event that will include performances from the best of
Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, and Afro-beat groups in the
country. Festival organizer Alma Geddy-Romero
explained, “Adding an artist of Lupe’s stature makes a
strong connection with the young hip hop fans
looking for an artist that represents their struggles.
When I first heard “Kick, Push” I knew that Lupe was
a special talent and we had to have him for the
show.” The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is a free event,
but you must have a ticket to enter. Ticket registry
has begun on the Festival home-site
www.brooklynbodega.com
.

Further artist announcements are expected in the
coming weeks.

For more information on Lupe Fiasco, please visit:

www.lupefiasco.com
.

Photo credit: Atlantic Records

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