In honor of Hip-Hop, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival shut down the scene in Williamsburg, in a positive way. From July 9 to July 12, the festival held some of Hip-Hops greatest moments. Not really a surprise, this was such successful turn out because it is consider one of the biggest events acknowledging the Hip-Hop cultural in all of the five boroughs.
Similar to Hot 97’s Summer Jam or, 98.9’s Power House, or Rock the Bells. Since 2005, BHF has been sponsored by Brooklyn Bodega, alongside founder Wes Jackson joining the team in 2006.Every year they draw more hip hop legends and up & coming artist for the BHF.
Daily Motion recently collaborated with Brooklyn Bodega to help stream the BHF live for viewers who couldn’t join this year. And the results were outstanding. Hosted by Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae, with performances by Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, Jay Electronica, CJ Fly of Pro Era, Cyhi the Prince, DJ Rob Swift, The Audible Doctor Kydd Jones and many more artists.
If you didn’t get the chance witness the three J’s come to Brooklyn, then you missed out on history. The goal for Brooklyn Bodega was to have the three J’s come to Brooklyn; J.Cole, Jay Electronica, and Jay-Z. With hashtag #WEMADEIT trending on Facebook and twitter, performances struck the BHF online streaming so hard, it crashed the network. Thanks to technology, you can actually view the performances online.
Getting rapper Jay Elec wasn’t easy, but likes it’s said, patience is a virtue. “Eventually conversations with Jay Elec started up again and while he rejected offers from Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Bonaroo and others he accepted our offer.” said on an updated post of the BHF on their website. The rapper came through with special guests Mac Miller, J. Cole, Talib Kweli and The Boss, Jay-z. Jay and Jay-z even shared a moment when Jay-z takes off his NGE Chain and put it around Jay Elec’s neck.
Jay Z and Jay Electronica Rock The Brooklyn Hip… by BKHipHopFestival
It was a blissful day in Brooklyn, especially when legendary Raekwon touched the stage bringing out Brooklyn rising star Bobby Shmurda, Papoose, AZ, Troy Ave, and Lil Fame of M.O.P.
Enjoy some of BHF Best Clips here!