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Show & Prove 2012 in Motion, Rasheed Chappelle Wins First Prelim Event

2012 Show & Prove Flyer
We’re fast approaching the 2012 installment of the annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival presented by Brooklyn Bodega. In the meanwhile, the 4th annual Show & Prove Hip-Hop concert and contest series is in motion. There will be three preliminary events (the first one was last week) and one “Super Bowl” event, of which the winner earns a chance to perform on the hip-hop fest’s main stage opening for a slew of established artists. Each preliminary event will feature four performers – one of which will go on to battle it out at the Show & Prove Super Bowl for the opening spot on the BK Hip Hop Festival’s July 14th line-up. As far as I know, the performance roster has yet to be announced, but judging from last year’s, which was headlined by Q-Tip and featured Kendrick Lamar, MOP, Homeboy Sandman, and Random Axe among many more, it will be dope. For detailed info on Show & Prove and the Hip Hop festival, hit up KevinKnottingham or Brooklyn Bodega. Before you do, make a mental note of the the dates and watch and listen to visuals from 2012 the Show & Prove series’ first winner, Rasheed Chappelle, and 2011’s overall champion, L./\. — a Brooklyn up and comer and a seriously dope MC who happens to be female.

Rasheed Chappelle’s April 2012 Show & Prove Highlights

Remaining Show & Prove Prelims:
May 10th ——— (SUBMISSION DEADLINE – APR 19th via SonicBids)
June 14th ——— (SUBMISSION DEADLINE – MAY 14th via SonicBids)
Public Assembly

Show & Prove Super Bowl
July 9th at 8 PM
Brooklyn Bowl

2012 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Performance Day
July 14th at 12 PM
Pier 3, Brooklyn Bridge Park (DUMBO)

2011 Show & Prove Champ: L./\. – I’m Alive (Official Music Video)

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