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Brooklyn Bodega Producers of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Told It First Hand, Nice Like That Camp and other flyness. Programmers, Marketers and Creatives for hire.

Brooklyn Bodega was founded in 2006 as a place for lovers of Hip-Hop Music and culture. We are best known for producing The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, which is entering its 10th year. We maintain which is our journalistic home. A place for reviews, analysis, criticism and opinions. We also create original content including film, the written word and images. The Bodega Agency is our consulting arm that produces the Festival and boasts clients/partners including The Brooklyn Brewery, Red Bull, 40 Acres, Hi-Chew, dailymotion, WNYC, The Village Voice, Hot 97 and others. The agency also represents our founder Wes Jackson as a lecturer, speaker and educator.

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Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Announcement on 2019 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Organizers of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival announced today that the annual event will be taking a year off. The week-long celebration of Hip-Hop Music and Culture will return in 2020 for its 15th installment.

"Producing this wonderful event has been our lives for a decade and a half. We have created some amazing moments and worked with even more incredible people. As we continue the fight, our mission to support the Culture remains unchanged. On the eve of our 15th Anniversary, we made the decision to double down on our core value of community engagement. That involved selecting the right artists and slate of programming to reflect that energy. To put it plainly, we have decided to take some extra time to make sure we did that right. The festival landscape is changing and an independent operation like ours must move wisely and make diligent decisions," wrote Festival Founder, Wes Jackson. "That being said our plan for 2020 is going to be amazing. We thank everyone for their support over the years. And fear not we will be back to do it #ForTheCulture. We love all y'all"

While the Festival may be taking a year off, organizers will not be. Plans for 2020 are already underway. In addition, Wes is working on two book projects, teaching and re-launching his "Hip-Hop History" lecture series which will be hitting the road this Summer and Fall.

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Statement on 15 Years of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

When we started the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in 2005 the idea of thousands of Hip-Hop fans peacefully gathered in one place in the heart of Brooklyn was unheard of. Misconceptions and preconceptions abounded. Security plans were submitted and revised again and again. Sponsors' questions were answered as proposals were written and revised.

Agents had to be negotiated with. Missions were explained to managers, elected officials and volunteers alike. Truth be told, we had no real idea what we were doing 15 years ago. What we did have was passion, expertise, and smart women and men ready to build something out of nothing. And that we did. Hundreds of artists have graced our stage. From Jay-Z to Kendrick Lamar to Kanye West and Q-Tip.

Since the early days, things have changed. Companies large and small have entered the Festival game. Good money after bad has been thrown at events consumed with capturing the essence of our great Culture. All the while we stayed the course. We created a space where all of Hip-Hop felt safe. Safe from catcalling and harassment, safe from violence (not ONE arrest in 14 years, by the way). A place where generations could gather and love their Culture no matter what they looked like or where they came from.

We are proud to say our crowds represent true diversity - gender, race, age, with more and more international attendees for the Festival as well as the Hip-Hop Institute Conference each year. However, increasing costs for talent, facilities and production have made it more difficult for us to produce the Festival as the years tick up.

That being said as we enter our 15th year we are making some changes. While we are being wildly outspent and losing artists to one-size-fits-all festivals and other events determined to blur the line between Hip-Hop and seemingly every other genre, a 'legacy' Festival like our has unique appeal. It cannnot be bought or Instagram like its way into existence. It is earned.

For the full statement visit our website and stay tuned...

July 8th-13th, 2019

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SNL and John Mulaney present the next “Diner Lobster”: “Bodega Bathroom”

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Spike Lee

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Soulja was more influential to his generation than he gets credit for

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Wes Jackson

Wes Jackson

We are doing this because it is time for us to organize and put people in place who will fight for what's important to us. We know political fundraisers and Public Advocate races may be a new space for you (it is for us too).
But if the last two years have said anything to us, it is that we have to
get up and get involved.

Not just vote but empower and support the candidates that care about us. And for us that is Jumaane Williams in this Public Advocate race. So please make a donation if you can, but also come out and build with other folks who are interested in action and listen to what the brother has to say.



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ASAP Rocky: 'If It Wasn't for Soulja Boy, ASAP Rocky Probably Wouldn't Be Around' — Complex
ASAP Rocky: 'If It Wasn't for Soulja Boy, ASAP Rocky Probably Wouldn't Be Around' — Complex

ASAP Rocky: 'If It Wasn't for Soulja Boy, ASAP Rocky Probably Wouldn't Be Around' — Complex

Jan 31, 2019 ASAP Rocky is the latest rapper to give Soulja Boy his flowers. Lord Flacko stopped by Real 92.3 in Los Angeles and admitted that he would not have been able to make a name for himself via the internet had he not seen Soulja Boy do it first. "If it wasn't for Soulja Boy, ASAP Rocky prob...

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Charlamagne Tha God

Nevermind my sweat stains. You would sweat to if you found out Soulja Boy Tell Em taught @champagnepapi everything he knows. 😂 full interview with one of The Founding fathers of hip hop on Breakfast Club YouTube page now!!!


Yaass! 😍

Teach them their heritage when still young.

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Not my era but there is more to Soulja Boy than I thought

Soulja Boy on Kanye West: "You trash, your music is wack and your clothes are ugly."

Watch the full interview here:


Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

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UCLA Gymnastics

A 🔟 isn't enough for this floor routine by Katelyn Ohashi at the Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim, CA.

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Top Shelf 1988

Top Shelf 1988

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