Brooklyn Bodega Announces 4th “Show & Prove Competition” For This Year’s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

(AllHipHop News) Brooklyn Bodega, the producers behind the 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, have announced this year’s “Show & Prove Competition” where up-and-coming MCs can compete for the opportunity to perform at this year’s festival.

The “Show & Prove” competition takes place over the course of three months and consists of three preliminary contests to be held on April 12, May 10, and June 14. The three preliminary contest winners will compete for an opening slot during the festival’s “Performance Day.”

Wes Jackson, executive director of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival had the following to say about the competition: “We conceived Show & Prove as a way for up-and-coming MCs to play New York's biggest stage. Show & Prove is in many ways the heart and soul of The Festival. Amidst the hype and buzz, pure talent, professionalism, and artistic integrity are given an avenue to shine. Show & Prove has helped give a platform to a number of talented artists. I am excited to see what this year will bring.”

According to Brooklyn Bodega, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is “New York City's largest Hip-Hop cultural event. The Festival showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop's legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change. 2012 events will continue to reflect the full range of Hip-Hop culture, which spans music, film, academics, grassroots empowerment and more.”

Since its inception, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has featured such headliners as Brand Nubian, KRS-One, Q-Tip, De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch, Ghostface Killah, and Big Daddy Kane.

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