On Wednesday, March 1st, heads eagerly woke up early for the unveiling of the long awaited lineup for the worlds greatest Hip Hop, Soundset. Whether tuned into Go95.3 FM for the live announcements or scrolling through social media, many fans were elated to see what would make Sunday, May 28th a day worth celebrating on the Midway of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Heralded as the 10th official festival, Rhymesayers Entertainment proved to have out done expectations by recruiting an eclectic bill filled with the latest sensations alongside some of the most influential names that the culture has ever known. Lead by the special performance from the elusive and iconic Lauryn Hill and the crossover trap king Travis Scott, the bill provides something for every type of fan. Legends such as Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, T.I. and the renowned radio personalities Stretch & Bobbito will be holding it down for the old school along with the 20th Anniversary of Kool Keith and Dan The Automator’s quirky classic, Dr. Octagon. Many contemporary fans will also be treated with performances from the likes of Gucci Mane, Kevin Gates, Lil Uzi Vert, Ty Dolla S$gn, Dave East and D.R.A.M. Plus Minnesota will represent the state with local greats including J. Plaza, Brother Ali, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, ZuluZuluu, P.O.S, Sophia Eris and the special performance from the St. Paul supergroup the stand4rd. All hosted by Shade 45’s Sway Calloway & Heather B, the day will also include Big Quarters‘ beat production showcase, Last of The Record Buyers, Ironlak’s live painting, Familia’s Skateboard Showdown, Annual Custom Car Showcase and the Midwest B-Boy/B-Girl Freestyle Crew Qualifier.