One Night in New York

Pete Pin for TIME

RAC concert at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, June 30, 2012.

With hometown heroes like Busta Rhymes and Jay-Z, nothing says Brooklyn quite like the music of hip-hop. The New York City borough is still ringing from the beats of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (July 9 — 14) — a scintillating six days of hip-hop concerts, films and parties from Williamsburg to the Brooklyn waterfront, headlined by Busta himself. But this being New York City, the party doesn't stop there: want a taste of the Big Apple's fabled nightlife, while staying in a hip-hop state of mind? Here are some insiders with party tips to share....

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