Are you an aspiring musician and rapper looking for a space to develop and present your work?

Emcee Wreckshop brings together rappers from all over the city. Participants meet from 4-6PM on Saturdays from October 13, 2018- June 15, 2019 with a winter break from December 22, 2018-January 5, 2019 & an LTAB Break from February 9, 2019-March 30, 2019. The session begins with a workshop taught by local rappers Add-2 and Defcee, in which students will study an exemplary work, write new material, and finally, exchange pens for microphones, taking to YCA’s stage in a performative cypher.

Additionally, Wreckshop participants will have opportunities to feature their work at MC Olympics (a Louder Than A Bomb special event), on the Louder Than A Bomb annual Mixtape, and other high-profile events throughout the year.

Emcee Wreckshop Hosts

Emcee Wreckshop @ Young Chicago Authors

1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue / Chicago, IL 60642

Every Saturday (from Oct. 14th, 2017- Feb. 10th, 2018 & April 7th, 2018- June 9th, 2018))
4pm – 6pm



ADD-2 is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He first gained popularity after the release of his second mixtape, A Tale of Two's City: Volume 2. In 2009, his single "Luxury"was featured on MTV, MtvU’s top 5 freshman and VH1 respectively. "Luxury" is part of Add-2's third mixtape, Tale of Two's City Vol. 3: The Rise & Fall. Add-2 has also worked with Grammy Award-winning music producer 9th Wonder along with Kendrick Lamar, The Roots, and Gerald walker. Check out his latest album “Prey For The Poor”.

DEFCEE (Adam M. Levin)

DEFCEE (Adam M. Levin)

DEFCEE (Adam M. Levin) is a writer and recording artist, originally from River Forest, IL. A founding member of the University of Wisconsin's First Wave Spoken Word Learning Community, as well as Young Chicago Authors' Teaching Artist Corps, he's been leading rap workshops since 2011 and has been facilitating Emcee Wreckshop since 2012.

Peep the mixtape made by 2015's Wreckshop emcees

Emcee Wreckshop is open to all

Emcee Wreckshop does not require registration. It operates on a drop in basis, so if you are feeling moved and want to write, join us. If you have any questions, please email Ana Wright at