Nas, Fabolous & Talib Kweli Will Headline The 2016 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Established in 2005, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event that showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change.

In addition to musical performances, the Festival offers a number of activities for its audience, including: panel discussions, exhibitions, parties, film screenings and a family-friendly block party. The Festival is more than a concert or outdoor fair. It is a family reunion for lovers of this great culture. Four days of beats, rhymes, knowledge, film, photography, MCs, DJs, B-Boys, B-Girls, food, fashion and more.

The Festival runs from July 13th-16th in multiple locations throughout the borough of Brooklyn.

This will be the 12th Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. The lineup this year will include, Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli and more. Buy your tickets here.

July 13th – ​The Hip-Hop Institute.

Lectures, panels, and workshops dedicated to the study and advancement of issues of entrepreneurship and criminal justice in our community.

Location: Medgar Evers College, Crown Heights, Brooklyn


July 14th – The Dummy Clap Film Festival.

A celebration of Hip-Hop as told through the moving image. Screenings of old school films, documentaries, and shorts. As well as Masters Classes from leading filmmakers both indie and major.

Location: Medgar Evers College, Crown Heights, Brooklyn


July 16th – The Finale Concert

The culmination of our programming. The legendary show that has created unforgettable memories for over a decade. Reunited groups, surprise performances. The place where old school legends share the stage with the next generation’s stars.

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO, Brooklyn