soundset 2015 coverage
One of the nation’s biggest all-hip-hop fests has only one household name this year (Ice Cube, who's due to have a very big year), but the lineup does boast a wide variety of acts on the verge, including J. Cole, Big Sean, Vince Staples, Vic Mensa and Logic, plus reliable locals such as Brother Ali, Dessa, Sean Anonymous and hosts Atmosphere. The fest lands again Sunday, May 24, at Canterbury Park Festival Field in Shakopee, $68, SoundsetFestival.com.
In addition to the Soundset festival's relocation to the fairgrounds, the Minneapolis record label will stage a 20th anniversary arena party Dec. 4.
Soundset full of discovery and revelry, but not protest + Photo Gallery
REVIEW: J. Cole, Big Sean shine bright as the hip-hop fest makes its last stand at Shakopee site.
Soundset reigns supreme again at Canterbury Park + Photo Gallery
Another year of dreary weather did not spoil the big hip-hop party Sunday at Canterbury Park.
Sunday's eighth annual hip-hop festival at Canterbury Park once again sold out in advance.
The fifth of six mini-profiles on new-ish acts performing at Sunday's eighth annual festival at Canterbury Park.
The hip-hop icon and movie star said of his performance at Sunday's festival at Canterbury Park, "School is in session."
The fourth of six mini-profiles on new-ish acts performing at Sunday's eighth annual festival outside Canterbury Park.
The third of six mini-profiles on newcomers performing at Sunday's eighth annual festival at Canterbury Park.
The first of six mini-profiles on newcomers headed to Sunday's festival at Canterbury Park.
The second of six mini-profiles on newcomers headed to Sunday's festival at Canterbury Park.
From the Stones to Soundset and beyond, it's a season bound to satisfy.
Tickets for the eighth annual hip-hop fest in Shakopee go on sale Saturday.