Hip-hop fans the world over know: the Soundest festival is the shit. Year after year, they provide a great lineup and memorable experiences aplenty. And every year when the lineup is released, the debate begins. Is the lineup great? Is it top-heavy? Is the mix of artists right? Is this lineup the best one yet?
The debate rages on year after year…but this year might actually be the best. Let’s take a look at why, starting with the heavy hitters.
A$AP Rocky and Future are both A-list stars and could headline a festival on their own, but you’ll get to see a full set from both of them on the same day. That in and of itself would make the whole festival worth it, but then you’ll also get to see legends like The Roots (getting them away from The Tonight Show must have cost a pretty penny), and Common.
You’ll also see rising stars like Anderson .Paak (if you haven’t checked out his new album “Malibu”, please do, it’s fantastic), Raury, and Mick Jenkins…so when they blow up big-time you can say you heard them at a festival before they were hugely popular and earn yourself some major hipster cool points.
And if you’re a fan of Minneapolis hip-hop, then you get the holy trinity of Atmosphere, Prof, and Doomtree, as well as fast-rising acts like Finding Novyon, Baby Shel and Lexii Alijai, plus a DJ set from everyone’s favorite DJ, Tiiiiiiiiiip.
As you can see, there’s something for everyone at Soundset 2016, and it’s at the state fairgrounds for the first time ever, moving away from its regular home at Canterbury Park. The change of scenery might just be nice, and you already know the vibe is going to be great, so why wouldn’t you be excited? We’ll see you all there. We can’t wait.
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