Hip-hop takes over Chicago in The Breaks

In recent years the Chicago’s hip-hop scene has grown global with the popularity of rappers like Kanye West, Chief Keef and Chance The Rapper. This weekend hip-hop comes to the city with a varsity roster of hip-hop heavyweights. These massive original kings in the hip-hop community take over Chicago for The Breaks.

Hosted in the largest venue in the city at Solider Field, it will host some of the best names to ever pick up the mic. Hip-hop legends Tech N9ne, Method Man & Redman are set to headline from By A Thread’s Vol. 1 The Breaks.


Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9, Joe Budden, Kxng Crooked and Joell Ortiz will bring their Shady Records aggression to The Breaks.

Harlem rapper and no stranger to controversies Cam’ron returns to Chicago. Activist and rapper Immortal Technique is also scheduled to bring his lyrically story driven raps to life at The Breaks.

Chicago’s own Crucial Conflict will bring members Coldhard, Wildstlye, Kilo and Never back together. Crucial Conflict aren’t the own hometown favorites. Belo Zero, N.A.R.D and AK from Do or Die will also add to the already impressive lineup.

Opening the night, the earlier spots are nothing to sleep on. Rittz, who just announced a new forthcoming album, is one of the openers who will guarantee earlier arrivals. YouTube and fast rapper Mac Lethal brings his fast flow to the main stage.


Underground Philadelphia group Jedi Mind Tricks will bring scratch expert DJ Kwestion, classic prouder Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind and lyricist Vinnie Paz to The Breaks.

The Breaks has many hip-hop heads old and new excited to see these legends on the stage. This weekend it will be a throwback to a long catalog of classics. Tickets are still available for purchase here. 

The Breaks



Jesus J. Montero