Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Kicks Off

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The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival gets underway Monday at the Brooklyn Bowl with the Show & Prove Super Bowl.

Three winners of preliminary Show & Prove contests — Detroit rap group Clear Soul Forces and New York emcees Chris Faustus (formerly Print) and L.A. — will compete for an opening spot at Saturday’s Q-Tip and Friends showcase, the festival’s main event.

Bronx duo Camp Lo, Philadelphia-via-New York rapper/producer J-Live and Newark graffiti enthusiasts the Artifacts headline Monday’s show.

Brooklyn Bodega will host a wide-ranging set of events all week long as part of the festival, now in its seventh year.
And after a bizarre Twitter snafu last week, it appears Q-Tip is indeed the scheduled headliner. The festival also features Tip’s A Tribe Called Quest colleague Ali Shaheed Muhammad and recent XXL Freshman Kendrick Lamar. You can check out the full schedule of events over at Brooklyn Bodega’s festival calendar.
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