Monday, July 9, 2012
Monday Night in Williamsburg: The 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival presents "Hello Brooklyn: The Show and Prove Super Bowl" at Brooklyn Bowl
Swinging Sixties Senior Center on Ainslie Street, we had the early bird special dinner -- macrobiotic pad thai from Sunac -- at home, took a nap, and got the B62 bus to take us to Brooklyn Bowl for the kickoff to this week's eighth annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, the Show and Prove Super Bowl, opening with performances by the three Show & Prove preliminary winners - Rasheed Chappell (April winner), 330 (May winner), and Charmingly Ghetto (June winner) - and close with performances from headliners 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) + REKS, Freeway, Young Guru and Evitan. we were last year. Brooklyn Bodega do a wonderful job every summer with the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event, showcasing "the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change." 330, the clowning, intellectual Amanda Carter (like us, a law school graduate); by the dynamic, crowd-pleasing Rasheed Chappell, who's obviously immersed in hip-hop history; and by Boston's Charmingly Ghetto, whose boisterousness doesn't hide the intellect behind his challenging rhymes -- we were sure that each performer in turn would win.