The Art of the Score

The Art of The Score is a one-day event that includes a live scoring contest where participants will score a movie scene LIVE using only turntables, production equipment, and a mic (or two). Celebrity DJ's and the audience will vote for the winner.  The scoring contest is followed by a screening of the Hip Hop Film Festival’s 2017 "BEST OF THE FESTIVAL" winner “See You Yesterday”, written & directed by Stefon Bristol, produced by Spike Lee.


The Art Of The Score is a Free to the public event at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, NY  on June 22nd, 2018.   This exclusive event is brought to you by, Hip-Hop Film Festival, New York City Parks, Hot 97, ReverbNation, and Revive Kombucha.  Prizes are Sponsored by Independent Ear.



The Art of the Score is a live music & film event that will allow musicians an opportunity to score a movie in front of a live audience in a competitive setting. The event will highlight the convergence between music and the moving image. The winner of the scoring competition will be offered the opportunity to open one of the NYC Parks summer outdoor movie events along with other prizes (partner supported).



The event is open free of charge to the entire NY tri-state area. Our attendees are film and music enthusiasts hailing from the NY tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT). Expected attendance is 1500+. The event will also be live-streamed to the Hip Hop Film Festival’s worldwide audience and influencer network (combined reach 11 million).

Sponsors, Musicians study in school and perfect their skills but we are not given the tools to make our art into a sustainable business. is that professional development workshop & platform. They provide musicians core business and marketing strategies to help them to successfully market and leverage their art.

Emmis Communications’ Hot 97, the No.1 radio station in the tri-state area for R&B & Hip Hop will participate by supporting the event with promotional & marketing support.

ReverbNation, the largest media platform for over 4.5 million unsigned and top emerging musicians across all genres, will support this event by opening up the scoring competition to the ReverbNation community. The event will also be promoted throughout their network.



HHFF Master Cypher® The Art Of The Score is an operated by Hip Hop Film Festival, with in-kind assistance from, Emmis Communications' HOT 97, ReverbNation, and NYC Parks. Admission to the HHFF Master Cypher® - The Art of the Score is free to the public and open to all ages.