The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, spread out over the month of June, will be headlined by Ghostface Killah, the festival's director announced Monday. The festival, now in its third year, has been a prestigious site for both classic hip hop acts and a staging ground for new acts to present their craft to an infamously insular New York audience. (Last year, Lupe Fiasco performed for New York.)
This year, the festival will be held at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park on the 21st through the 23rd of June, while an additional two dates have been added, the 7th and the 14th, for shows at the powerHouse Arena in Dumbo. The festival, founded in 2005, was originally produced by The Room Service Group and The Brooklyn Brewery and currently headed by Brooklyn Bodega.
While Festival Director Alma Geddy-Romero promises more of the same, the acts currently supporting Ghost include Consequence, Skillz and Tanya Morgan. Ghostface will be performing on the last day of the festival.