For the past 5 years, the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival has showcased some of the finest local and legendary talents from the worlds of udnerground to mainstream street rap and hip hop styles. From Lupe Fiasco and Ghostface, to Nyle and KRS-One, the lineup has always been an excellent depiction of who's hot and always has been.
This year, we're treated to another famed act at this year's fest. Earlier today, De La Soul were announced as headliners for the July 10 event.
Wes Jackson, executive director of the fest notes: "To be honest, we have been trying to get De La Soul to headline the Festival since we first came up with the idea in 2005. On many levels they are the perfect flag bearers for our mission to use hip-hop as an agent of change. For over 20 years they have traveled the world inspiring MC’s, producers, DJ’s and fans alike."
Tickets for the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival go on sale May 3 at this link. Additional performers to be named later.