Billboard’s #1 hip-hop act headlines inaugural outdoor festival in Vancouver

Migos, which has become the fifth hip-hop act with more than two #1 albums, headlines a new music festival in Vancouver in June.

Migos and Tory Lanez top a bill that includes some of today’s hottest hip-hop artists at this spring’s Breakout Festival. The inaugural edition takes place June 9 and 10 at the PNE Amphitheatre.

The outdoor hip-hop and R&B event also features 6lack, Lil Pump, A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Ski Mask the Slump God, Ybn Nahmir, Kodie Shane, Pressa, Wondagurl, Brevner, Manila Grey, Illyminiachi, Mcevoy Withinroots, Acdatyoungn****, Daamcp, and 2hunnit. Below is a look at some of the artists.

Migos—A hip-hop trio from Georgia, Migos formed in 2009. Early last year, the act’s second album culture debuted at the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart; their just-released 24-track second album, Culture II, did the same. This makes them the fifth rap group ever with more than one #1 album (the others are A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and D12). Hits include 2016’s “Bad and Boujee” (featuring Lil Uzi Vert) and last year’s “MotorSport” (with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B).

Tory Lanez—The Toronto-based rapper and singer received recognition for his 2014 mixtape Lost Cause (2014) and the singles “Say It” and “Luv.” Lanez released his debut studio album, I Told You, in 2016.

6lack—Atlanta rapper 6LACK (pronounced “black”) is best known for his 2016 single “Prblms.” According to Wikipedia, “Billboard has described 6lack’s music as ‘moody hip hop’ that ‘spotlights vulnerability and honesty in a way the emoji generation can understand.'”

WondaGurl—The Canadian record producer (aka Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde) has worked with prominent hip-hop artists, including Jay Z, Drake, SZA, Young Thug, and Kanye West, among others.

Canadian record producer WondaGurl performs at the inaugural Breakout Festival in Vancouver.From the website: “For its first year, BREAKOUT Festival intends to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to festival goers of all ages. Taking place at Vancouver’s historic PNE Amphitheatre, both one and two-day festival tickets will include access to not only the performance area but a pass to Playland Amusement Park as well. With a food truck area, a VIP section, 19+ bars, alcohol-free zone and more BREAKOUT aims to lead Vancouver in hip-hop / R&B music festival experiences.”

The event is a co-presentation between local concert promoters Timbre and Crescendo1. Founded in 2015, C1 started Vancouver-based events Black Fridays and BREAKOUT. The promoter supports Vancouver artists and provides coverage on what’s hot in hip-hop culture and fashion.

Find out more, including ticket info, at breakout-festival.com.

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