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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Lyricist Lounge featuring Raekwon with Smif-n-Wessun, Joell Ortiz & more


Jul 9, 2011 • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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Founded in 1991 by hip-hop aficionados Danny Castro and Anthony Marshall, the Lyricist Lounge brings a showcase of rappers, emcees, and DJs to the Celebrate Brooklyn! this summer. 

Riding high on the most recent release of his album Shaolin vs Wu-Tang, Raekwon is one of the original members of seminal rap clique the Wu-Tang Clan. A unique conglomerate of nine lyricists hailing from Staten Island, Wu-Tang Clan set trends in the early 1990s at a time when hip hop’s radio play and sales were championed largely by West Coast artists. From his first solo album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, which went gold in less than three days, Raekwon went on to record several albums with the Clan and took on a starring role in the film Black and White.

Smif-n-Wessum duo Tek and Steele comprise one-fourth of the Brownsville, Brooklyn supergroup Boot Camp Click, and are best known for their Jamaican Patois during raps.

New York based hip-hop emcees Joell Ortiz, Neek the Exotic & Large Professor, and Skyzoo round out the night.

Venue Information:

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.

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