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Spotlight On: Kydd

Photo by Wesley Chmielowski

Brooklyn-based experimental hip hop artist Kydd was selected through Sonicbids to perform at the 10th Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on July 12, 2014 alongside fellow Sonicbids artist The Audible Doctor and headliners Raekwon and Jay Electronica. It's New York's largest hip hop festival, showcasing the genre's most innovative artists while promoting social change and building community. 

Find Out How to Open for Raekwon at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

DJ Scratch performing at the 2013 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is one of the nation's top hip-hop events, and while superstar rappers, deejays and emcees with megawatt celeb status take the stage, so too do artists on the rise. Organized by Brooklyn Bodega, the festival takes place July 9-12 with headlining acts Raekwon, Jay Electronica and CJ Fly, with more to be announced. Venues all across the borough's neighborhoods, from Brooklyn Heights to Fort Greene to Bed-Stuy to Williamsburg, host acts.

Brooklyn Bodega's Wes Jackson and Tatiana Sy are choosing two Sonicbids artists for slots at the festival's final day in Williamsburg, with Raekwon headlining. Apply by May 31 for your chance to open for this hip-hop legend in front of a crowd of serious fans.

We spoke with Jackson about the festival's 10th anniversary and what they're going to be looking for when they listen to your application. 

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Play the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival With Raekwon and Jay Electronica!

Photo via Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival's Instagram

For 10 years, Brooklyn Bodega has brought the best acts in hip-hop to the burgeoning New York City borough. This year, they’re looking for two promising Sonicbids artists to perform at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on July 12th alongside Raekwon and Jay Electronica!