At the 5:02 mark of the video above, Raekwon discusses how he grew up in Brooklyn, alongside U-God, before they both moved to Staten Island. So, Raekwon’s headlining slot at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival could be viewed as the triumphant return of a hometown hero.
In a recent interview, Raekwon discussed his plans for his headlining performance the 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (without giving away many details).
Other performers at this year’s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival include:
CyHi The Prynce (from Kanye West’s GOOD Music camp)
CJ Fly (of the Joey Badass-affiliated Brooklyn collective Pro Era)
DJ Rob Swift
Tickets can be purchased here.