"Hello Brooklyn", The Show & Prove Super Bowl (Part of BHF 2012)
The Show & Prove Super Bowl is the 2012 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) kick-off event. The culmination of the Show & Prove series, the three winners from the April, May and June Show & Prove Preliminaries will compete at the Super Bowl for an opportunity to open on the Festival’s Final Day, Saturday, July 14th.
Following the Finals, we will continue the kick-off festivities with ‘Welcome to Brooklyn’ where we will invite the freshest MC’s from around the country and world to rep their area code. ‘Hello Brooklyn’ is a part of The Festival’s mission to open up and establish Brooklyn as a cultural locus point for Hip-Hop music and culture. While we are hustling here on the Planet of Brooklyn we want to make sure we take some time to support our fellow soldiers from Philly to Oslo.
The event will begin with peformances by the three Show & Prove preliminary winners - Rasheed Chappell (April winner), 330 (May winner), and Charmingly Ghetto (June winner) - and close with performances from headliners 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) + REKS, Freeway, Young Guru and Evitan!
Leslie Edward Pridgen (born on July 8, 1979), better known by his stage name Freeway, is an American rapper. Best known for his tenure on Roc-A-Fella Records and his affiliation with Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel, he is recognized by his high-pitched delivery (akin to that of Ghostface Killah) and for the long beard he keeps due to his Muslim faith. His moniker is derived from the name of the infamous drug trafficker "Freeway" Ricky Ross. He was a member of the rap group Ice City, is a member of the rap group State Property and recently signed to Cash Money Records but only lasted one and a half years with the label. The only record label Freeway's with now is Rhymesayers Entertainment and G-Unit Philly.
Young Guru is a world-renowned DJ, engineer and mixer who has been behind the boards on many of today's biggest hits. As Jay-Z's engineer Young Guru has pushed many of the biggest smashes in music to their sonic limit. Guru now is returning to his first love, DJing, and will be rocking the decks for Jay-Z as well as at clubs across the world.