Soundset Fest: Atmosphere Pharcyde, MF Doom, Francis


Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents bring you the second annual Soundset Festival, the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with over eight hours of the best independent hip-hop music in one day. It all goes down Sunday, May 24, 2009 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN (rain or shine). Gates open at 11:00 a.m. CST.

In 2008, Rhymesayers and Rose Presents brought the first year of Soundset to an outdoor festival setting at the Metrodome parking lot in Minneapolis with over 14,000 people in attendance, including: two stages with over 40 artists performing, b-boy battles and live DJs throughout the day, live skateboard demos and a low rider car show.

Atmosphere, fresh off the success of When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, come back home to Minnesota to headline Soundset 09. The Pharcyde will play the main stage with the full original lineup including: Imani, Bootie Brown, SlimKid3 and Fatlip. Having not played the Minneapolis area since Rhymesayers released the MM..Food album in 2004, the masked man, MF Doom returns for a rare one-time performance. Following the broad critical acclaim for his Undisputed Truth album and his latest EP The Truth Is Here, Brother Ali is set to deliver his raw emotion and political views to the main stage. Freeway, along with Seattle super producer Jake One, join forces to perform the classics and new material from their upcoming Rhymesayers album, The Stimulus Package. Sage Francis and B. Dolan, co-creators of, are brothers in corporate crime fighting and indie-rap face smashing, will be appearing courtesy of Strange Famous Records. After touring the world, underground legend, revolutionary leader and accomplished battle champion, Immortal Technique brings his political intenseness to Minnesota this May. I'll Sleep When You Are Dead was declared a four star album and "a symphony of hero-spinning Hip Hop" by AP; El-P (a.k.a El Producto) from New York's own Definitive Jux camp, along with Mr. Dibbs & TMQ are confirmed for the main stage. Never Better was declared the "Best Hip-Hop Album of 2009" by Alarm Magazine, Rhymesayers' own, Doomtree member and local hero P.O.S. returns for a second year in a row.

With options of a main stage, Fifth Element stage, DJ tent with a national b-boy/b-girl battle, slow & low custom car show and 3rd Lair skate demo, Soundset is guaranteed to bring the fun for the whole family!

Confirmed artists for Soundset 09 include:
The Pharcyde
MF Doom
Brother Ali
Freeway & Jake One
Sage Francis with B. Dolan
Immortal Technique
El P with Mr. Dibbs & TMQ
Eyedea & Abilities
Abstract Rude + Aceyalone & Myka 9 = Haiku D'Etat with DJ Drez
Prince Paul
Buck 65
Blueprint with DJ Rare Groove
DJ Numark
Blue Scholars
Sims of Doomtree
One Be Lo
I Self Devine
Awol One
Mike Mictlan & Lazerbeak = Hand Over Fist of Doomtree
Toki Wright
Unknown Prophets
Lil Buddy Mclain
Kristoff Krane
El Guante
Plain Ole Bill
BK One
King Otto
DJ Nikoless

Tickets are on sale NOW to the general public through and Fifth Element. General admission tickets are $30 plus applicable fees (parking is included in ticket price), After Party and VIP options are also available.

[Published on: 4/23/09]

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