If you haven’t heard about Soundset yet, you’re missing out! It’s a yearly hip-hop festival, which is held here in Minnesota in Shakopee. Soundset has been held every year since 2008 during Memorial weekend and is a big hit with many Minnesotans. The local hip-hop record label Rhymesayers are the ones who kicked off the event and is a big hit with hip-hop listeners everywhere! This past Soundset was by far the biggest one yet, with over 30,000 people in attendance! I have gone the last 3 years and every year gets more and more ridiculous! Headliners included Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas (one of my favorite artists), 2 Chainz, Cypress Hill, and many others. Take a look at all of the people that were there when we entered!
We arrived when Earl Wolf (Tyler the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt) were performing. The crowd was enjoying them and we worked our way into the crowd. It wasn’t an easy task! The crowd was only getting bigger and the time was about 3:30! We had quite the distance to go and we felt the energy of the crowd! It was crazy as soon as we arrived!
I decided to take a picture of the people behind us once we got up closer to the stages. This was quite a view, as we were very lost in the crowd, but we didn’t care much. It was an amazing experience. Everyone was very hyped up for the event. The crowed sucked to be honest. People we very out of control and drunk. We really wanted to find the most normal people to stand next to, but it was tough!
Last but not least, my favorite hip-hop artist that I got to see! Nas! It was the 20th anniversary of his first album that he released back in 1994! I was only 3 years old when it released, but it’s an amazing album. The crowd and his performance were some of the most connected energies, as everyone who was there to listen to him were true fans of his craft. This was an amazing experience that I get to see every year, and I can’t wait to till next year. If you haven’t gone, I suggest you check it out!