Q-Tip to Headline Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
According to Brooklyn Bodega, the company which founded the festival seven years ago, the Queen's rapper will not only hit the stage but participate in the creative programming, featuring a "Q-Tip & Friends" celebration of hip-hop from his perspective.
The company will work with Q-Tip to put together a list of performers from his Rolodex, making for a once-in-a-lifetime on-stage collaboration. Leading up to the celebration, Brooklyn Bodega will pay homage to Q-Tip's 20-year career by putting together unique content in his honor.
"This is going to be a memorable event. Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest have been personal favorites of mine since Day 1," festival executive director, Wes Jackson said in a statement to the BoomBox. "We were lucky enough to have De La Soul headline in 2010, this is the perfect one-two punch. The curation aspect is truly unique. It combines education, a dope show and a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture. Exactly what we are about at Brooklyn Bodega. We hope to install this format for years to come and continue to celebrate the best of Hip-Hop."
Aside from his performance, the festival will feature a host of different events including a showcase of local hip-hop talent, a panel discussion regarding intellectual and academic issues facing the culture, and an awards ceremony.
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will be held July 7 through 16. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit BrooklynBodega.com.
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