Over the course of its four years, it seems the best term to describe the growth of Minneapolis’ Soundset music festival is exponential. Last year, the attendance numbers climbed well over 20,000 people. This year, we should see that number skyrocket.
Founded in 2008 by Rhymesayers Entertainment, Soundset has consistently presented an impressive roster of hip-hop starts, both local and national, legends and up-and-comers. And yet on May 27th, Soundset showcases perhaps its most start-studded lineup. Household names in rap, Wu-Tang alums Raekwon and Ghostface headline the 2012 event, along with the legendary DJ Premier.
In addition, Soundset 2012 brings along some of the most talented up-and-coming artists to keep an eye on: Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T. and Action Bronson amongst many others will be performing. Hosts and local legends Atmosphere and Brother Ali will perform alongside a slew of Minneapolis artists as well.