Festival celebrates Brooklyn’s unique contributions to hip hop culture

BROOKLYN — The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is underway.

It is the brain-child of Wes Jackson, “we want to be what TriBeCa or Sundance has done,” he explained.

The festival has grown since its founding in 2005 to become a weeklong celebration of Brooklyn’s unique contributions to hip hop culture.

Brooklyn has always been the best in hip hop to me, from Biggie to Jay Z,” said Sickamore, Creative Director for Interscope Records. “You know we’ve always got it. We always had...

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