Rhymesayers just gave area hip-hop fans a big reason to look forward to the warmer months, as they released the lineup for the seventh annual Soundset festival.
In addition to Atmosphere's standard headlining set, they will be joined by Wiz Khalifa, Nas (who will be playing a set celebrating the 20th anniversary of his classic album, Illmatic), 2 Chainz, Cypress Hill, a collaboration between Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt called Earlwolf, and a whole host of other national and local hip-hop acts that are sure to turn Canterbury Park into a nonstop party on May 25.
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.
The local hip-hop community is always well-represented at Soundset, and this year is no different, as Prof, Lizzo & Lazerbeak, Dem Atlas, Dosh, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Allan Kingdom, K. Raydio & Psymun, and a host of other local MCs and DJs will be taking part in this year's festivities. The event will be hosted by Brother Ali, Sway Calloway, and J. Pratt.
Tickets are on sale Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. to the general public through www.ticketweb.com and Fifth Element. General admission tickets are $55 ($3 facility fee and parking are included in ticket price); VIP options for $125 (including $3 facility fee and parking) are also available.
Here is the full lineup for Soundset 2014:
NAS (20th Anniversary of Illmatic)
EarlWolf (Tyler The Creator & Earl Sweatshirt)
Chance The Rapper
The Grouch & Eligh
Lizzo with Lazerbeak
Rapsody & 9th Wonder
Snow Tha Product
Toki Wright & Big Cats
K.Raydio & Psymun
DJ Lean Rock
DJ D. Mil