BHF HISTORY: POLLITRIKKING WITH M-1
“I reminisce for a spell, shall I say think back, June 2009 just to keep it on track.”
The 2009 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was set to be the largest ever. Styles P and dead prez leading into the headliner, Pharoahe Monch. Two stage format for the first time, highlighting Underground talent and mainstream acts simultaneously. The sky was the limit.
And then the clouds came, and we were limited by the sky.
Not that the festival suffered, in fact it shined like all others. But since it rained all day, we didn’t get to experience the two stage format organically. Instead, both underground and main stage acts shared one stage, leading to a number of acts cutting sets short because of the time bottleneck.
And even with that, even with headliners truncating performances because of the rain day schedule change, the 2009 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was still the largest ever.
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