Since 1989, De La Soul (Pos, Dave and Mase) have been a cornerstone of Hip-Hop music and culture. From the groundbreaking album “3 Feet High and Rising” to “Grind Date” De La is simply one of the best to ever do it.
'To be honest, we have been trying to get De La Soul to headline the Festival since we first came up with the idea in 2005. On many levels they are the perfect flag bearers for our mission to use Hip-Hop as an agent of change. For over 20 years they have traveled the world inspiring MC’s, producers, DJ’s and fans alike. I can think of no better artist to usher the Festival into its new home in Brooklyn Bridge Park.' – Wes Jackson, Executive Director, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival"
Mon. 7/5 | Show & Prove:Hip-Hop Showcase/Competition
Tues. 7/6 | Classic Hip-Hop Film Night:Screen classics
Wed. 7/7 | Bodega Education Initiative: Panel discussions
Thurs. 7/8 | Salute the DJ:Night dedicated to the DJ
Fri. 7/9 | Kickoff Party: Night mixer for artists and press
Sat. 7/10 | Performance Day:Main performances
Sun. 7/10 | Family Day: Block party