Ghostface to Headline 3rd Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
April 16, 2007 – The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, taking place over five days in June, is honored to announce Ghostface as its 2007 headliner. The legendary Wu Tang MC goes by many names but whether you are a fan of Tony Starks, Ghost Deini or Pretty Toney, you know Ghost is one of the best yet.
Ghost will be headlining the final day, June 23rd, of the third installment of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival produced by Brooklyn Bodega, The Room Service Group and Seven Heads Entertainment. This year’s Festival will return to Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn Bodega is also pleased to announce that the Festival is expanding park-wide and will include not only the tented Tobacco Warehouse but the entire state park with world class views of The Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge and downtown Manhattan.
“Ghost is simply in his own category. His track record of hits is over 10 years long. He has rocked with everyone from Beyonce to MF Doom. Who else can say that? His versatility and borderless creativity is exactly what the BHF is all about. As we move park- wide we couldn’t ask for a better MC at the top of the bill,” Festival Chair, Wes Jackson.
Ghostface began his career as a member of one of the most groundbreaking groups of the 90’s, the Wu Tang Clan. Born Dennis Coles, he also served as executive producer for the classic Enter The 36 Chambers album as well as other group and solo projects from Method Man and the ODB. In 1996 Ghostface dropped his first solo record, Ironman. He has since emerged as the most consistent member of Wu Tang releasing over six official and unofficial albums and mixtapes. He is currently signed to Def Jam and released two albums, Fish Scale and More Fish in 2006.
Ghost is one of the few MC’s that blurs the line of Hip- Hop’s numerous subgenres. He has worked with an impressive array of artists from his Wu Tang brethren and longtime partner Raekwon to crooner Carl Thomas to Jadakiss to Nas to the late J Dilla. His stream of consciousness rhymes are legendary. His lyrics can be as picturesque as The Last Poets and as passionate as a Coltrane solo.
Ghostface joins Consequence, Skillz, and Tanya Morgan on the bill. “Ghost is an excellent addition but we are not done yet,” adds Festival Director Alma Geddy-Romero. “In the next few weeks we will be announcing some legendary names from the past as well as some outstanding new artists. Last year we introduced Lupe Fiasco to Brooklyn and brought Big Daddy Kane home. Look for more of the same this year.”
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival takes place over five days in June. The 7th, 14th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. The first two dates will take place at the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO while the last three will all be held at Empire Fulton Ferry State Park. For more info, including ticketing, visit www.brooklynbodega.com.
The Festival was founded in 2005 and jointly produced by The Room Service Group and The Brooklyn Brewery. That 1st year the Festival was held at the parking lot of the Brewery’s warehouse. With the help of Festival co-Chairs Steve Hindy, founder of Brooklyn Brewery and Brewery co-owner Robin Ottaway, the BHF was able to move to its current location. Together The Room Service Group and The Brooklyn Brewery sponsor and produce events in the Hip-Hop community all year round with the Festival serving as the crescendo.
The Room Service Group is a full service agency based in DUMBO, Brooklyn. RSG specializes in new media and experiential marketing and consulting in the Youth/Urban/Hip-Hop space. Clients include Amp’d Mobile, VU Games and Def Jam.
Brooklyn Bodega serves as RSG’s creative department and is responsible for the creation and execution of all experiential marketing initiatives. Brooklyn Bodega also maintains a destination site/blog at www.brooklynbodega.com that serves as the official Festival site and year round source of content and editorial.