Soundset 2018 is less than 27 days away. We could spotlight nearly two artists per day leading up to the event but we won’t go there. Yes, there are that many artists and dj’s scheduled to perform at the biggest true hip hop festival in the Midwest. The Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St.Paul, MN hosted over 35,000 attendees during last year’s edition of Soundset; one of them was yours truly. It’s Hip Hop Heaven(in a large festival format), it really is. Record label Rhymesayers Entertainment and events company Rose Presents always deliver a balanced lineup where there’s something for everyone: the marquee big names with star power(Migos, Logic, Tyler The Creator), stars in the making with hits under their belt(Young M.A, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Russ), the iconic old school legendary status(Wu-Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, DJ Jazzy Jeff), the up & coming talent that’s just about to break out(Brockhampton, Kamaiyah, J.I.D), and last but not least, Rhymesayers Entertainment and MN artists(Atmosphere, Prof, Grieves, Evidence, Sick Trim); a good number of which have built a strong following outside of MN borders.
Full Artist Lineup:
Tyler, The Creator
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Westside Gunn & Conway
Sick Trim(Lazer Beak and Paper Tiger)
DJ Bles One
The one-day festival doesn’t just showcase musical acts but it celebrates all elements of Hip Hop culture. There will be a B-Boy/B-Girl battle held by Freestyle Session, expanded live painting throughout the festival grounds and a live production showcase presented by The Last Record Buyers. In addition, the Soundset Custom Car Show and Familia Skateboard Showdown make their return as well. Don’t forget the numerous food trucks and those dangerously delicious food vendors serving deep fried cheese curds and other greasy guilty-pleasures! Wash that down with a beverage or 2. So there truly is something for everyone! Keep it locked every Sunday for #SoundsetSundays as we drop more feature articles on Soundset!
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In the meantime enjoy these stellar photos from Khammy Photography from the 2016 edition of the fest.