This year’s BEI took over the Pratt Institute & moved Beyond the Mic, featuring discussion panels on Hip Hop journalism, sampling, industry & more, as well as a performance from the J Dilla Ensemble from Berklee School of Music.
Hosted by Sarah Meier Directed/Edited by Boom Dayupay
I spent the entire day in BK yesterday, enjoying some great people and most importantly awesome music. With the likes of Random Axe, Rah Digga, Q-tip and surprise guests Black Thought, KANYE, and BUSTA! I found myself side/stagebound in what formed into a mini-mosh-pit when Kanye came out, needless to say once the “award tour” beat started any concern went out the window as I became one with my inner mosh and sang along as well as jumped with some much taller people, lol. This was my first time at BHHF and it was memorable, the energy was so live and the vibe was amazing. Q-tip is by far the livest dude on this earth, wow! That man can put on a show!
NOTE: I hardly do photos in black and white but I felt the vibe captured would be complimented in B&W. :)
JENESIS Magazine Presents: Top Artists To Look For In 2012 sponsored by Twelve Bar & Brooklyn Bodega
On Monday, December 12th JENESIS Magazine will be releasing for a full week, twice a day, its group of Top Artists To Look For In 2012. Co-Sponsored by Twelve Bar and Brooklyn Bodega, we’ve chosen a hardworking group of independent artist who have worked their way out of the sea of unheard individuals. Making great advances in their careers in 2011, these artists have been receiving noticeable nods from fans, blog sites, and some well known individuals. Along with their profiles, we will be posting up an additional post of 5 songs provided by the artist that they felt summed up their career until now. We’ve had a good record at profiling your next favorites for the past 4 years (ahem Wiz halifa, Mac Miller, Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies) so you might want to pay close attention.
For those of you who missed Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival this weekend including myself here is a little taste of the intimate setting where Kanye showed up for Q-Tip’s set. It seems like the only way you can get a piece of Kanye is if are in the right place at the right time.
If you see a super super tall dude wilin’ out like it’s nobodies business that would be my boyfriends roommate Tim. Kanye is his favorite. Until seeing this performance Tim would go on and on about how he’s never seen Kanye and how disappointed he was that he had missed him on another occasion. I would have paid some good money for the chance to have seen Tim’s face the moment Kanye stepped on stage.
The First Annual Bodega Recognition Awards was held to recognize and celebrate positive contributions to Hip Hop Music and Culture. Awards were given for best Public Event Producer, best Event Producer, Outstanding Publication and best Independent Record Label, among many others. Nominees include Summer Stage, HipHopDX, Duck Down and XXL.
Hosted by Sarah Meier Directed/Edited by Boom Dayupay Photos by Photo Rob & Lucas Farrar
Canadian MC & BHF ‘11 Performer Eternia sat down with Brooklyn Bodega to discuss the importance of her stage show. Whether in a small venue or rocking a crowd of thousands, the Juno Award nominee breaks down barriers (figuratively & literally) with her passionate performances.
Make sure you check out Eternia at the 2011 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, featuring performances by Q-Tip & friends, Random Axe, M.O.P. & more!!!