Austin, United States of America. In the wise words of one Mr. Kanye West, "We culture! Rap the new rock and roll! Whether that's true or not it is is not the point. Hip hop is the States' last great gift to the world, so it only makes sense that they celebrate it properly.
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The festival is held during July at the Brooklyn Bridge Park , which is situated on the shores of the East River and is accessible by multiple subway and bus lines, the thruway and New York Water Taxi service. The Festival's format centers around its Hip-Hop Performance Day and includes a variety of affiliated hip hop cultural events that occur in the days leading up to the festival. Besides its music programming, the festival also features a "Family Day" segment that has music, performances, demonstrations and seminars from a host of family centric organizations. The night ended with L. It's beautiful out there, it's young kids out there, it's older people out there. It's people from all walks. The BHF is owned by Brooklyn Bodega, which uses the proceeds from the festival to support year-round cultural programming including but not limited to: the blogazine and online home BrooklynBodega. Since , it has been hosted by Ralph McDaniels, who was responsible for creating Video Music Box, the first music video show focused exclusively to an urban market—broadcast on public television. The Bodega Agency and Brooklyn Bodega, producers of the annual celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture returns from July , , marking the 14th installation of the acclaimed Festival — a week of lectures, workshops, exhibitions screenings and the world-famous concert. Organizers are ecstatic about the headliners of the finale concert as well as the expanded programming of the Hip-Hop Institute.
Festival schedule is not released yet.
Five rappers with New York roots were removed from the local edition of the traveling hip-hop festival Rolling Loud, scheduled for this weekend in Queens, at the behest of the New York Police Department, representatives for the concert said on Saturday. The move came after Martin Morales, an assistant chief at the Police Department, sent the festival organizers a letter on Wednesday requesting the removal of five artists — 22Gz, Casanova, Pop Smoke , Sheff G and Don Q — citing safety concerns. Rolling Loud confirmed receipt of the letter and said that the artists had been taken off the lineup. The festival declined to comment further. Each of the artists cited by the Police Department has had encounters with law enforcement. Tariq Cherif, a founder and owner of Rolling Loud, suggested in a message on Twitter that the festival, which requires city permits, would not be allowed to return to New York City if it did not go along with the police request. Cherif also wrote that the canceled artists would be paid their full booking fees and invited to perform at future iterations of the festival. The police department did not immediately respond to questions about its request to remove the artists. Rolling Loud events have been connected to arrests and violence in the past.