Get ready Twin Cities cause it’s time for another Soundset at Canterbury park. Soundset 2012 in Shakopee Minnesota will be Sunday May 27Th. The Line-up is out With the Usual performers like, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, and P.O.S. But has a few very exciting first time Soundset artists including Lupe Fiasco, DJ Premiere, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon. With these additions this day of music is sure to attract thousands of people
from not just the Midwest, but the all over the map.
Soundset started Memorial Day weekend in 2008 as a one day Hip Hop festival presented by the local recording label Rhymsayers Entertainment. A average of 12,000 people attend each year from all over the country and Canada. It seems to get bigger as the years move on gaining more National attention, and has been said to be the biggest Indie Hip Hop show of 2012. Which I believe has been the case every year since it began, but that's just me.
After experiencing the past four Soundset festivals I can truly say it is something every Hip Hop head should set aside money and their Memorial Day weekend for. For a first time Soundset attendee it can get overwhelming with the amount there is to do in the giant fielded area the festival is held in. There is not only two stages of Hip Hop acts, there is also a B-Boy/B-girl tent, skating demo, and painting exhibit, This day of too much to do in too little time is also home to the fifth annual car show going on in the back area of the field with over 200 cars. There is a production showcase and vendors from different labels ready to talk music and new releases.
This weekend is guaranteed to be a cant miss for the whole family. tickets go on sale March 7th at Rhymesayers.com.
Photo Above: Method Man and Redman on the mainstage at Soundset