No, this is not another Dave Chapelle joint, but it is the event he hijacked a few years back for the documentary, and it goes to show that you just never know who may show up to your annual black party.
Hosted by 123 Community Space, Bed-Stuy Block Party is a neighborhood celebration of music, art, and community action here in Bed-Stuy and beyond. It’s a place to meet new people, have a great time, and learn from each other the many ways we can strengthen our communities and unite our common struggles.
Featuring: ReadNex Poetry Squad (hip-hop/spoken word crew with the Front Lines Tour, an artists’ run initiative to reconnect the severed edges of our community), Mahina Movement (revolutionary lady-powered acoustic/rock/hip-hop), R-Tronika (politically-conscious electro-acoustic-rock en inglés y español), Chuck Brown (NY hip-hop with breakdancers, beatboxing, and old school flava), Spiritchild of Mental Notes (mind-blowing hip-hop/spoken word), Kahlil Khan (raw, powerful political rhyming and poetry), Poetas en NY (bilingual cultural revolutionaries), Ol Soul (nuyorican hip-hop emcee and spoken word artist), Hasaan Salaam (underground hip-hop phenomenon), and more.
What: Brooklyn Block Party
Where: New Testament Church of God parking lot
Myrtle and Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn
When: Thursday, July 10, 2008