De La Soul to Headline 2010 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

04/29/2010 1:47 PM |

The best outdoor hip-hop show of the summer that doesn’t take place at a stadium in New Jersey or Long Island is Brooklyn Bodega’s Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, which they’ve just announced will be headlined this year by De La Soul. Last year the concert at the old Tobacco Warehouse in Dumbo featured Brooklyn MCs Pharoah Monch, Styles P and dead prez, but the Roots’ Black Thought made a surprise appearance and really stole the show. That’s not likely to happen when De La takes the stage along with an as yet unannounced set of supporting and opening acts. A quick check of my calendar confirms that the date of the show, July 10 (tickets on sale May 3), is a Saturday, so they had better open and/or close with this.