Soundset 2015

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.

Music
May 28, 2015
Rhymesayers hip-hop events to take over fairgrounds, Target Center

Rhymesayers hip-hop events to take over fairgrounds, Target Center

In addition to the Soundset festival's relocation to the fairgrounds, the Minneapolis record label will stage a 20th anniversary arena party Dec. 4.
Music
May 25, 2015
J. Cole performed the final set of the Soundset Music Festival on Sunday.

Soundset full of discovery and revelry, but not protest

REVIEW: J. Cole, Big Sean shine bright as the hip-hop fest makes its last stand at Shakopee site.
Music
May 24, 2015
Minneapolis artist Dessa performed her set at the Soundset festival.

Soundset reigns supreme again at Canterbury Park

Another year of dreary weather did not spoil the big hip-hop party Sunday at Canterbury Park.
Music
May 23, 2015
Soundset 2015 already declared a sell-out, schedule released

Soundset 2015 already declared a sell-out, schedule released

Sunday's eighth annual hip-hop festival at Canterbury Park once again sold out in advance.
Music
May 22, 2015
Maryland-reared rapper Logic, aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall.

Soundset 2015 Get to Know: Logic

The fifth of six mini-profiles on new-ish acts performing at Sunday's eighth annual festival at Canterbury Park.
Music
May 22, 2015
Ice Cube

Ice Cube plays Soundset while prepping N.W.A. biopic

The hip-hop icon and movie star said of his performance at Sunday's festival at Canterbury Park, "School is in session."
Music
May 21, 2015
Freez started performing with Illuminous 3 as a teenager in south Minneapolis.

Soundset 2015 Get to Know: Freez

The fourth of six mini-profiles on new-ish acts performing at Sunday's eighth annual festival outside Canterbury Park.
Music
May 21, 2015
Oakland's rising star G.L.A.M. is the daughter of two other California rappers.

Soundset 2015 Get to Know: G.L.A.M.

The third of six mini-profiles on newcomers performing at Sunday's eighth annual festival at Canterbury Park.
Music
May 21, 2015
Vince Staples performed at the Fader Fort in Austin, Texas, during the 2015 South by Southwest music festival.

Soundset 2015 Get to Know: Vince Staples

The first of six mini-profiles on newcomers headed to Sunday's festival at Canterbury Park.
Music
May 21, 2015
Vic Mensa grew out of the same Chicago scene that produced Chance the Rapper.

Soundset 2015 Get to Know: Vic Mensa

The second of six mini-profiles on newcomers headed to Sunday's festival at Canterbury Park.
Music
May 21, 2015

Summer concerts: 10 shows to see, from Soundset to the Stones

From the Stones to Soundset and beyond, it's a season bound to satisfy.
Blogs
March 3, 2015
Soundset 2015 to feature J. Cole, Ice Cube, Big Sean, Ludacris

Soundset 2015 to feature J. Cole, Ice Cube, Big Sean, Ludacris

Tickets for the eighth annual hip-hop fest in Shakopee go on sale Saturday.