UPDATE #2: The 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival can be enjoyed from anywhere, with performances by EPMD, Pusha T, Redman, Dizzy Wright and a special MCA tribute.
Pusha T and Newark, New Jersey’s own Redman are just a few of the acts scheduled to appear at the nearly week-long Hip Hop extravaganza that is the annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. The announcement was made earlier today via Twitter thanks to an update made from the festival’s official Twitter account.
This year’s festival will take place from July 8 to July 13 at various locations throughout Brooklyn including Brooklyn Bridge Park and will consist of discussions, parties, and exhibitions on top of the expected live performances.
Launched in 2005, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has welcomed appearances from a number of Hip Hop greats including Big Daddy Kane, Ghostface Killah, KRS-One, and DJ Premier.
Tickets to the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival currently range in price from $20 to $75 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.com.
BHF'13 UPATE- Tix to the 9th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival with Redman a.k.a. Reggie Noble, Pusha T, Dizzy... fb.me/RJqggAMY
— BKHipHopFest (@BKHipHopFest) April 18, 2013
UPDATE: In addition to EPMD's appearance on the 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Brooklyn Bodega, the event producers, have now announced a special tribute to the late Beastie Boys co-founder, Adam "MCA" Yauch.
Although details are to be revealed, Brooklyn Bodega's head, Wes Jackson released the following statement: "We reached out to Ad Rock right after MCA passed [in 2012] and asked if there was anything we could do to help celebrate the life of his brother. It was so soon that we were hesitant to even reach out. We wanted to give them space and time. We did speak to Cey Adams [longtime Beastie Boyss collaborator and friend] and tried to put something together but the timing wasn't right. We couldn't go another year without taking time out to honor what MCA did for our culture and our music."
UPDATE #2: Today (July 13), the 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival can be live-streamed, below. The day's events include performances by Pusha T, EPMD, Redman and Dizzy Wright. Additionally, DJ Enuff will host a special Beastie Boys tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch.
The stream is below:
MCA tribute by DJ Enuff