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The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival will return to DUMBO on June 20, bringing rap stars and some 8,000 hip-hop fans to the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge for the fifth annual summertime jam.

Legendary emcees including the tongue-twisting Queens lyricist Pharoahe Monche, the acclaimed Brooklyn duo Smif N Wessun, and the political rabble-rousers dead prez, will join turntablists DJ Premiere and others in the daytime fest.

“In previous years we’ve had one clear headliner, but now we have all of these great acts — it’s like each one is a headliner,” said concert organizer Wes Jackson, who in past years booked KRS-One and Ghostface Killah.

And for the first time, the rap festival will feature a second stage where up-and-comers — like Nyle, Eagle Nebula and the Brown Bag All Stars — will spit rhymes in front of a large audience.

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park (enter park on Main Street at Plymouth Streets in DUMBO), June 20, noon to 8 pm. Recommended donation, $10; VIP tickets, $25 to $200. For information, visit www.brooklynbodega.com.

Updated 5:57 pm, June 11, 2009
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tiffen from nkpjkhip says:
what is hip hop is my life i love hip hop
June 10, 2009, 1:47 pm

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