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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Partners with MySpace.com and Eyejammie and Debuts Website

May 2, 2005
Brooklyn, NY - The First Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival (BHF) set to take place on Saturday, June 18th has added several marketing and creative partners that will certainly make the all- day outdoor event a true celebration of Hip Hop music and culture. The organizers, Room Service Productions, The Brooklyn Brewery and Seven Heads Entertainment have been warming up for the festival by producing the monthly Good Foot parties at the Knitting Factory's Tap Bar. The Good Foot has hosted WBAI's Underground Railroad 14th Anniversary, DJ Amir (Kon and Amir) and DJ Language. The latest installment will be blessed with the talents of Prince Paul ( www.princepaulonline.com) fresh off the Handsome Boy Modeling School Tour and The Scratch Academy (www.scratch.com).

Gearing up for the event, the BHF staff is pleased to announce the launch of the festival's home site, www.brooklynhiphopfest.com. Created by Melon Made, the site will serve as the main portal for the event, and will include information regarding artist line-up, tickets, as well as links to partners and sponsors. Wes Jackson, president of Room Service had this to say, "We're very excited to launch the online home for the festival, and feel that it vibrantly portrays the aesthetic and mission statement behind our event; a community gathering with great music celebrating our culture."

The BHF has teamed up with several key partners who will be a unique and powerful addition to the event. Painter and Queens native, Jackson Brown has signed on to create a live painting the day of the show. Like Keith Haring before him, Jackson Brown has been an artistic fixture in New York City's renowned nightclub scene, creating large paintings live at parties for nearly a decade. Working closely with Bill Adler and his Eyejammie Fine Arts Gallery, Jackson adds homage to the visual aspect of Hip Hop that the festival organizers felt was necessary.

Organizers are also particularly excited about their recent partnership with
MySpace.com as a media partner for the event. MySpace has quickly become the number one online networking portal helping to propel the blogosphere phenomenon that many Hip Hop artists use as an important tool in promotion. The site is home to over 14.5 million subscribers and 25,000+ Hip Hop artists.

As the summer quickly approaches, BHF will be announcing the artist line up, which is rumored to be an eclectic and thoughtfully curated group of performers. BHF plans to host breakdancing crews, turntablists, and even African drummers in addition to the musicians who will be performing throughout the day. Truly the first of its kind, the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival will be the ticket of the summer. Alma Geddy- Romero, Director of Grassroots Marketing and Events at Room Service added that "We're expecting festival goers to walk away with an experience like no other, and continue to attend the BHF for years to come."
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For further information please contact Greg Trani or Kimberly Trick at Room Service. greg@roomserviceinc.net / kim@roomserviceinc.net - 718.408.1151

Room Service Productions
Kim Trick
email: kim@roomserviceinc.net
phone: 718.408.1151 x 203
Room Service Productions
Greg Trani
email: greg@roomserviceinc.net
phone: 718.408.1151 x 206

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