Best Music Festival
Somehow, despite all indications that it can't possibly improve, Soundset still gets better every single year. There's no real competition for a better hip-hop gathering anywhere in the United States, never mind Minnesota. A near-typhoon couldn't stop 2015's show from being another massive success, with memorable performances by Dessa, Ice Cube, and upstart Manny Phesto. At this point, the question is really whether Soundset — more than Fifth Element, Atmosphere, or the label itself — is truly the crowning achievement of Rhymesayers. Especially now that the day-long concert is back within city limits at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds after seven years in Shakopee. Propelled by A$AP Rocky, the Roots, Future, and Common, Soundset's local festival dominance should continue into 2016.