It was a celebration of local sounds.
Music-lovers from across the borough and beyond boogied down in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday as an all-star lineup of performers closed out this year’s Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.
The 14th-annual fest, which featured a series of live shows, lectures, and other activities between July 10 and 14, culminated with the so-called Homecoming Concert headlined by local legends of the genre Talib Kweli and Mos Def, a duo together known as Black Star, which took the stage set up near Pier 1 following a slew of other musicians, many of whom also cut their teeth in the county where such iconic rappers as Jay-Z and Christopher “Biggie” Wallace rose to fame.
Brooklyn-bred rhyme spitters Skyzoo and Latasha were among those that warmed up the crowd before the main event, along with out-of-town acts that included Pharoahe Monch, who hails from the outer borough of Queens, and California-based rapper Caleborate.
And the roughly seven-hour bash boasted other attractions — including a pop-up barbershop, rap karaoke, and plenty of vendors hawking food, drink, and other merchandise — that kept attendees busy in between sets.