The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival went off without a hitch on Saturday, July 16, and from the variety of videos that were posted on the web, the BK Hip-Hop Fest was a complete success.
If you don't know by now, Q-Tip was the headliner for this year's event and he rocked the stage alongside some very special guests. In the house were Kanye West, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes and Monie Love.
The event's organizer Wes Jackson, President of the Brooklyn Bodega, released this open letter to all that attended the festival:
Friends and colleagues,
I want to personally thank you for coming out [Saturday, July 16]. The thought that struck me as Q-Tip hit the stage was how something like BHF Week is only possible because of all us. Fans, photographers, managers, engineers, artists, drivers, the whole lot.
Not only because of your talents and skills but because of your commitment to the art. And even as Kanye pulled up in the Maybach I realized deep down him, Tip, Busta or Black Thought are no different than that kid in the front row when the rubber hits the road. We do it for that feeling that you all photograph or editorialize.
Personally, this week has been one of my greatest accomplishments and I thank you all for helping before, during or after.
We should all be proud.
Executive Director of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
President, Brooklyn Bodega