Rhymesayers Entertainment's seventh annual Soundset festival will be the local introduction to their flagship artist Atmosphere's newest album. Southsiders is Slug and Ant's first since 2011's The Family Sign, and tracks like "Camera Thief," "Bitter," and "Kanye West" are totally built to boom out of the speakers at Canterbury. Filling out the bill: Wiz Khalifa, Nas (celebrating the 20th anniversary of Illmatic), 2 Chainz, Cypress Hill, Earlwolf (Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt), and more. The local hip-hop community is well-represented by Prof, Lizzo & Lazerbeak, Dem Atlas, Dosh, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Allan Kingdom, K. Raydio & Psymun, and many other local MCs and DJs. The event will be hosted by Brother Ali, Sway Calloway, and J. Pratt. In addition to the music at the two main stages, the Fifth Element Tent, and the Essential Elements Tent, there will be, as in Soundset's past, a skateboarding competition, a custom car show, freestyle sessions, B-boy/B-girl competitions, and live paintings done by the Seventh Letter crew.
Sun., May 25, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 2014