eLZhi, Marley Marl, Roli Rho (5th Platoon), Grand Wizzard Theodore, and Twilite Tone Added to the BHF ’11 Line-up

eLZhi, Marley Marl, Roli Rho (5th Platoon), Grand Wizzard Theodore and Twilite Tone Added to the BHF ’11 Line-up

Announcements on Salute The DJ (7/14), Super Bowl Competition (7/11), Show & Prove (6/22) and “Under The Influence” Art Event (7/12)

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Brooklyn, NY June 7, 2011
With July right around the corner and this year’s The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) only a month away, Brooklyn Bodega has prepared a general update for its many dedicated followers. While the week-long celebration is comprised of individual events, there is one underlying mission they all share: To educate, enlighten and celebrate Hip-Hop culture.

“Dedicating a whole week to Hip-Hop is no easy task. The vast nature of Hip-Hop makes it difficult but I’m proud to say that Brooklyn Bodega has done its best to incorporate the many aspects within a 6 day time frame. Individual events like Show & Prove, “Under the Influence” Art Event and Salute the DJ, work together to complete a much larger picture; with each representing an element of this dynamic culture.”
-Wes Jackson, Executive Director,Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival



SALUTE THE DJ (7/14):
Brooklyn Bodega is proud to bring back Salute The DJ on July 14th as part of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. For this historic event, Brooklyn Bodega has put together a memorable line-up that includes legendary Marley Marl who will be paying tribute to Mr.Magic with his “Rap Attack Live” showcase; Turntablist battle veteran, Roli Rho; the inventor of the scratch, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Chicago legend Twilite Tone; and returning host, Torae. The Bodega is excited to bring together some of Hip-Hop’s best DJs while paying tribute to the late John “Mr. Magic” Rivas, with proceeds from the night being donated to the The Mr. Magic Shout Out Foundation, Inc.

Click here for the official press release on Salute The DJ.

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The legendary Marley Marl


SHOW & PROVE SUPER BOWL (7/11):
Brooklyn Bodega is excited to announce its Show & Prove Super Bowl headliner eLZhi who will be performing his recent mixtape release “Elmatic” with a live band. Detriot rapper eLZhi has remained prominent on the Hip-Hop scene through his work with Slum Village, J Dilla and The Alchemist. His recent mixtape release “Elmatic” is a homage to the classic Nas album “Illmatic” and Brooklyn Bodega is hype to have this performance as part of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on July 11 at the Show & Prove Super Bowl.

Official press release on Show & Prove Super Bowl coming soon.

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Check out “It Aint Hard To Tell ” video


SHOW & PROVE (6/22):
Brooklyn Bodega, along with 2DopeBoyz.com, present the third and final installment of the Show & Prove preliminaries on June 22 at Public Assembly. Earth Gang, L.O.W.F.I., Venomous 2000, LA and Black Sunn & 810, will compete for the last spot in the Show & Prove competition. This round’s winner will join Clear Soul Forces and Chris Faust on July 11 at the Show & Prove Super Bowl as part of the Festival’s week-long programming. The winner, of course, gets to perform on New York City’s largest stage during The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival’s Main Day festivities, on Saturday, July 16.

Click here for the official press release on Show & Prove.

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Deadline has been extended to this Friday, 6/10!


“UNDER THE INFLUENCE” ART EVENT (7/12):
Brooklyn Bodega presents “Under The Influence,” the first curated art event to be held in conjunction with BHF ’11. Opening Tuesday, July 12th as part of the Festival’s week-long programming at The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY; the exhibit will celebrate the influence Hip-Hop has had for multiple generations within the artistic community.

Click here for the official press release on “Under The Influence” Art Event.

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Photo by SuperKateNYC


The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) returns on Monday, July 11th- Saturday, July, 16th. This premier week-long, all-ages event attracts over 20,000 fans to Brooklyn annually in a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture. More artists and venue information to be announced soon!

This year, fans can look forward to the return of the Show & Prove Super Bowl, Bodega Education Initiative, Salute The DJ, Family Day and the Main Stage performances; plus new programming such as “Under The Influence” Art Event and the Bodega Recognition Awards.

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival tickets and ticket packages have gone on sale to the general public online via Showclix.com. Purchase and receive your $10 gift certificate to JackThreads.com


Want to get involved? Here is how…

Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities: All interested parties should email Kelli Jones at Kelli@brooklynbodega.com or agency@brooklynbodega.com for more information.

Media Partnership: To get your outlet involved with this year’s Festival, please contact Pamela Bishop at pamela@brooklynbodega.com or pr@brooklynbodega.com

Call For Volunteers: Reach out and come join this dynamic group of cultural advocates by filling out the BHF Volunteer form.


Brooklyn Bodega is a multimedia content production and branding company. Our brand extends into event production, journalism and critical media analysis, digital and grassroots marketing, radio, video, and content distribution. While The Bodega is best known for producing New York City’s largest Hip-Hop event, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival; our expertise also manifests in Brooklyn Bodega Radio, Bodega TV, our blogazine and online home BrooklynBodega.com, and most recently The Bodega Agency, our boutique marketing and branding operation.

The Bodega is made up of an extraordinary group of cultural programmers, marketing professionals, writers, designers and academics who have heeded their own personal call to action and have dedicated themselves to the celebration and preservation of Hip-Hop culture.

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