With Soundset 2016 coming up this week, we here at Minnesota Connected thought it might be a timely moment to remember some of the highlights to the conversations we had last year.
Here are some thoughts from a few of Soundset 2015's line-up:
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The artist who got Soundset 2015's Fifth Element stage thumping early was a new face from a familiar place: SET THE SMITH. After wrapping up his performance he gave us a sneak peak at his new extended play Places
which features a song of the same name (available in music video
Minnesota Connected then got a chance to converse with SET THE SMITH, the man himself:
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Brother Ali performing at the Fifth Element stage[/caption]
Soundset's perennial success might come as a surprise to the casual onlooker, but anyone digging deeper knows the stalwart power of what it means to those who keep attending. Minnesota would seem like an odd place for one of the world's top hip-hop festivals, yet Rhymesayers
(our local label) has found the terrain quite fertile. Soundset year upon year keeps springing forth a complete ecosystem of hip-hop that's...