The Breaks Music Festival burst onto the scene last year during Labor Day Weekend at the parking lot of Soldier Field with very stellar headlining performances from the likes of Tech N9ne, Method Man & Redman, Slaughterhouse, Cam’ron and Chicago’s very own Crucial Conflict and Do or Die, among several others. An all day Chicago based Hip-Hop festival like no other before it, which was put together by, By A Thread Presents.
While just a few short months ago, it was announced, it would be returning for its second straight year, as, The Breaks Vol. II and relocating from Soldier Field to East Lot parking lot of Toyota Park on Saturday, September 8th, 2018. The lineup this year is just as great, if not better than last year. With Method Man returning again as part of his storied and legendary group, Wu-Tang Clan, who are the main headliners and will be performing a 25th anniversary set of their critically-acclaimed seminal groundbreaking debut album, Enter The 36 Chambers, which will be celebrating its actual 25th anniversary release this November. Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, performing as their classic group, BlackStar, Chicago’s very own legendary, Twista, Freddie Gibbs and another fellow Chicago emcee, Vic Mensa, among the other stellar list of emcees headlining the all day Hip-Hop festival.
Proving that just when you thought they couldn’t top last year’s lineup, they came with a just as good, if not better lineup. While just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, earlier today, they just anounced via a press release a second stage that will feature performances from emerging local Chicago emcees such as, Vic Spencer, Boi Jeanius with Mic Terror, King Louie and Na$im Williams, among several others.
Including all elements of Hip-Hop, including a DJ tent, graffiti artists and a variety of other Hip-Hop based activities throughout the day, which there wasn’t last year. It’s sure to be a can’t miss event for all true Hip-Hop fans of not only the music, but the culture. Which there is still some tickets available for, if you’re trying to attend and be apart of this sure to be historic event.