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2015

Photo Review: Soundset 2015

By Craig McManus. Posted in Concert Review, Hip Hop, Rap | No Comments »
Ice Cube

Ice Cube

On May 24, 2015, Soundset again brought together a fantastic combo of up and coming artists and hip hop’s OGs (as well as the genre’s biggest seller at the moment) for one day in Minnesota.  It’s remarkable how huge Soundset has become over the last several years (Sway Calloway, on hand once again to host the main stage, even noted without pandering it’s become the biggest hip hop festival in the world), and this year once again saw a 30,000+ sell out.  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate as much as last year with a light rain falling almost all day, but it never fell hard enough to be more than an irritant and the crowd didn’t really seem to mind too much.  Check below the fold photo highlights, and our Facebook page for more shots.

Graffiti Wall

Graffiti Wall

Custom Car Show

Custom Car Show

Custom Car Show

Manny Phesto

Manny Phesto

Freez w/DJ Willie Shu

Freez w/DJ Willie Shu

G.L.A.M.

G.L.A.M.

Dessa

Dessa

Dessa

Dessa

One way to stay dry is to just wear a swimsuit.

Ponchos work too.

Ponchos work too.

Clockwork Indigo (made up of Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers)

Clockwork Indigo (made up of Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers)

Clockwork Indigo

Clockwork Indigo

Clockwork Indigo

Clockwork Indigo

DJ Jazzy Jay is one of the original Boogie Down Bronx DJs. He was a member of both the Zulu Nation and Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force.

DJ Jazzy Jay is one of the original Boogie Down Bronx DJs. He was a member of both the Zulu Nation and Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force.

DJ Jazzy Jay also introduced the Beastie Boys to brass monkey and Rick Rubin to Russell Simmons.

DJ Jazzy Jay also introduced the Beastie Boys to brass monkey and Rick Rubin to Russell Simmons.

Tents kept folks driest of all.

Tents kept folks driest of all.

Sa-Roc

Sa-Roc

B. Dolan

B. Dolan

Father

Father

Father

Father

Vince Staples

Vince Staples

Vince Staples

Vince Staples

"Hope I outlive them red roses."

“Hope I outlive them red roses.”

Smif-N-Wessun celebrated 20 years of Dah Shinin'.

Smif-N-Wessun celebrated 20 years of Dah Shinin’.

Smif-N-Wessun

Smif-N-Wessun

Big Sean

Big Sean

Big Sean

Big Sean

Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Leave it to Slug from Atmosphere to get the whole crowd to hold hands.

Leave it to Slug from Atmosphere to get the whole crowd to hold hands.

Ice Cube

Ice Cube

Ice Cube

Ice Cube

Not straight outta Compton.

Not straight outta Compton.

Ice Cube doesn't mind the rain.

Ice Cube doesn’t mind the rain.

J. Cole.  I have to admit, I don't really get the J. Cole love, but I'm clearly in the minority.  The massive minority.

J. Cole. I have to admit, I don’t really get the J. Cole love, but I’m clearly in the minority. The massive minority.

J. Cole

J. Cole

J. Cole

J. Cole


An author and editor at MiG, Craig lives in Minnesota with his wife and son and is an attorney in his real life. Once upon a time Craig played the trumpet and spent four years in the Hawkeye Marching Band and pep band. These days Craig finds himself most often listening to experimental rock, hip hop, and post punk, but you can see everything he's listening to at: www.last.fm/user/cafreema Craig is not ashamed to admit the first concert he ever attended was New Kids on the Block.
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