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It started in the Metrodome parking lot in 2008, moved to Canterbury Park in Shakopee the following year, and now Soundset will call the Minnesota State Fairgrounds home in 2016. The announcement arrived Tuesday, just a day removed from the eighth annual run of the massive, Rhymesayers Entertainment-organized hip-hop festival.
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As is rap-game custom, organizers are already hyping the Memorial Day weekend event with a #Soundset2016 hashtag and promotional video (posted below). The fest lands on May 29 of next year. The change of venue should mean better transportation options and additional space/versatility for stages and crowds.
Soundset, which notched around 30,000 attendees in 2014, is among the largest rap festivals in the country. MTV recently called it the best one around.