Here's an update. Due to a lack of funds, the festival will not be setting up and running a second stage. However, the second stage artists will still perform, beginning at noon, before the main stage artists. Today's post starts up with the main stage artists proper.
Things get complicated in the Boot Camp Clik. The Clik is headed by Brooklyn rapper Kenyatta Blake aka Buckshot, who also heads the trio Black Moon. Apart from Buck, there is the duo Heltah Skeltah and the trio O.G.C. The last quarter is made up of Tek and Steele aka Smif-n-Wessun coming out of Brownsville, Brooklyn.
This pair has been in the game since '93, when they debuted on Black Moon's first album Enta da Stage. Their first two albums, released in 1995 and 1998, were benchmarks for hip-hop, even though they would be overshadowed by bigger acts in the New York scene. They have been working the underground, through cuts on Rawkus Records' Soundbombing and Lyricist Lounge. Now signed to the quickly growing independent monster of Duck Down Records, and sixteen years deep in the rap game, they're showing up for a set at Brooklyn Bodega. Below is a live cut at Southpaw, Brooklyn. The website is http://www.myspace.com/smifnwessun.