Recent Postshttp://www.rhymesayers.com/Recent Posts.en-usSoundset 2014 Wrap-Uphttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1925http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1925<p>We just wanted to thank ALL of YOU for helping make this Soundset the biggest in our seven year's history and the first time ever we SOLD OUT in advance! Re-live your memories with our recap video:</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/13GGcE3IWqg" width="560" height="315"></iframe><br /><br />Share your Soundset feedback with us on this Facebook thread here or email us at info@soundsetfestival.com. <br /><br /> See you next year! <br /><br /> Follow <strong>#Soundset </strong>social media and don't miss out on any 2014 recaps or 2015 announcements: <br />Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr | Google+</p><p> </p>RhymesayersWed, 04 Jun 2014 10:31:00 -0500Soundset 2014 Lineup Announced!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1911http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1911<p><strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong><span > and </span><strong>Rose Presents</strong><span > announce the 7th Annual Soundset Festival: your official Midwest kick-off of the summer, with nine hours of the best Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at </span><strong>Canterbury Park</strong><span > in Shakopee, MN on </span><strong>Sunday May 25th, 2014</strong><span > .</span><br /><br /><span >Confirmed artists for Soundset 2014 include:</span><br /><strong>Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, NAS , 2 Chainz, Cypress Hill, EarlWolf , Pusha T, Chance The Rapper, Prof, Grieves, G-Eazy, Ab-Soul, DJ QBert, The Grouch &amp; Eligh, Flatbush Zombies, Lizzo with Lazerbeak, Rapsody &amp; 9th Wonder, Shad, deM atlaS, Snow Tha Product, Roc Marciano, Dosh, Jonwayne, D-Styles, Toki Wright &amp; Big Cats, Will C, Allan Kingdom, Breakbeat Lou, Nacho Picasso, Freddy Fresh, Los Nativos, K.Raydio &amp; Psymun, Mac Irv, Ecid, DJ Fundo, DJ Lean Rock, DJ D. Mil, DJ Sidereal.<br /><br />Hosted by ...</strong></p>RhymesayersWed, 05 Mar 2014 09:30:00 -0600Buy Soundset 2013 shirts and merch now at Fifth Elementhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1819http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1819<p>If you couldn't make the merch both at Soundset last weekend, we've got you covered. </p><p>Head to FifthElementOnline.com right now to pre-order Soundset 2013 shirts and scoop up a cinch bag for only $10.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 31 May 2013 16:53:00 -0500Soundset 2013 in the Blink of an Eyehttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1817http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1817<p>Check out the video below to check out some of the action on stage, on the dance floor, on the skate ramp, and more at Soundset 2013, it all went down this past Sunday at our biggest festival yet.</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9yqmrLXz-CM?list=PL_AA8JeDxiPYo23J_3O1LJIojo-0yGwgG" width="690" height="451"></iframe></p><p></p><p>If you didn't get the chance to pick up a 2013 Festival Shirt, click HERE to head to FifthElementOnline.com and pre-order yours before June 12th.</p><p></p><p><strong>Soundset</strong>: SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram</p>RhymesayersWed, 29 May 2013 14:44:00 -0500Thank you for coming to Soundset 2013!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1814http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1814<p><em><strong>THANK YOU for another incredible Soundset. Peace. <br /></strong></em></p><p><em><strong>Stay tuned for more photos and videos. For now, check out the set up of this year: </strong></em></p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UeODFEVLqWQ" width="500" height="281"></iframe></p>RhymesayersSun, 26 May 2013 20:59:00 -0500Soundset 2013 - TODAY!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1813http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1813<p><strong>TOMORROW is Soundset 2013!</strong></p><p>A limited amount of tickets will be available at the gates. They open at 11:00AM, so get there EARLY to get tickets if you haven't bought them yet.</p><p><strong>This year we welcome:</strong> <strong>Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, Brother Ali, Juicy J, P.O.S, Schoolboy Q, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; DJ Big Wiz, Joey Bada$$, Step Brothers , Sean Price, A$AP Ferg, Dizzy Wright, Apollo Brown &amp; Guilty Simpson, R.A. The Rugged Man, Abstract Rude &amp; Musab, Melo D—Beat Junkies, Diamond D , Kid Koala, Skratch Bastid, Psalm One &amp; Oh No, The Reminders, Mixed Blood Majority, The Chalice, Open Mike Eagle, Greg Grease, Haphduzn, Meta, Major G, DJ Top Speed, Dan Speak, Jimmy2Times, Verb X, DJ Mad Mardigan, DJ Lean Rock and Edison.</strong></p><p><em>Hosted by Sway Calloway, Blueprint, J Pratt.</em></p><p>Wit...</p>RhymesayersSun, 26 May 2013 00:31:00 -0500Soundset 2013 is tomorrow!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1812http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1812<p><strong>TOMORROW is Soundset 2013!</strong> Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/ss13tix or at Fifth Element, they will be open from 11am until 7pm tonight. Tickets are $57 and include a $3 for parking and facility fees.</p><p>With 2 Main Stages, the Fifth Element tent, the IPR Essential Elements tent, Custom Car Show, and more, Soundset 2013 is going to be the biggest yet! Find out set times, meet &amp; greet times, and learn how to win upgrades on our Facebook and Twitter pages.</p><p><strong>A few tips for tomorrow:</strong></p><p>*CARPOOL! Or, take a free shuttle from the Mall Of America. All info HERE</p><p>*Buy your tickets early, there will be a LIMITED amount for sale at the gates, prices go up tomorrow.</p><p>*The Pre-Soundset Throwdown featuring <strong>Blueprint</strong> and more is tonight at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis. Buy Tickets.</p><p>*The Soundset Afterparty with <strong>Get Cry...</strong></p>RhymesayersSat, 25 May 2013 07:58:00 -0500"I'm still a work in progress" - P.O.Shttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1810http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1810<p><strong>Head over to vita.mn</strong> to read a brief interview with <strong>P.O.S</strong> as he preps to play Soundset 2013 this weekend.</p><p> </p><p>You can pick up his new album <em><strong>We Don't Even Live Here</strong></em> from Fifth Element or iTunes today if you like what you're hearing!</p><p>Soundset 2013 Tickets are on sale <strong>Online</strong> and in-store at Fifth Element . Please note that VIP is SOLD OUT. See you Sunday!</p><p><object width="693" height="400" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/O7gvuA7KAzI?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/O7gvuA7KAzI?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p><strong>POS:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | Myspace<strong><br /></strong> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersThu, 23 May 2013 13:46:00 -0500Video Premiere: Atmosphere - Ain't Nobodyhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1809http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1809<p>The homies over at Mass Appeal just premiered <strong>Atmosphere</strong>'s brand new video for "Ain't Nobody" from their latest album <em>The Family Sign</em>. Watch the Carmela Makela-directed video <strong>HERE at MassAppeal.com</strong>.</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong><br /> Director: Carmela Makela<br /> Producer: Sarah Park<br /> 1st AD: John Nasraway<br /> Cinematographer: Michael Ragen<br /> 1st AC: Joseph Canon <br /> 2nd AC: Andre Raygoza<br /> Gaffer: Will Elder<br /> Production Design: Mandy Chang &amp; Jay Hougaard<br /> Makeup: Miki Chang<br /> Editor: Terry Huynh<br /> Coloring: Arnold Ramm<br /> Models: Melissa Kimbro &amp; Nix Mione<br /> Young Men: Falou Biteye &amp; Thomas Davis</p><p>Pick up <em><strong>The Family Sign<strong> </strong></strong></em>at iTunes, Fifth Element, Google Play or Amazon.</p><p>Don't miss Atmosphere at Soundset this Sunday in Shakopee, MN! Tickets on sale now at TicketWeb or in-store at Fifth Element.</p><p><strong>Atmosphere:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagra...</p>RhymesayersWed, 22 May 2013 10:30:00 -0500Blueprint plays Pre-Soundset Throwdown this Saturday nighthttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1807http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1807<p><strong>Blueprint</strong>, <strong>Illogic</strong>, <strong>Mally</strong>, and <strong>Dj Rare Groove</strong> will be playing at Triple Rock Social Club this Saturday, May 25th for the first ever Pre-Soundset Throwdown!</p><p>$10 tickets for this 18+ show are available online via eTix and in-store at Fifth Element. Go!</p><p>RSVP on Facebook.</p><p></p><p><strong>Blueprint:</strong> Printmatic.net | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersMon, 20 May 2013 17:49:00 -0500One week until Soundset 2013http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1806http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1806<p><strong>ONE WEEK until Soundset 2013!</strong> Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/ss13tix or at Fifth Element. </p><p><strong>This year we welcome:</strong> Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, Brother Ali, Juicy J, P.O.S, Schoolboy Q, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; DJ Big Wiz, Joey Bada$$, Step Brothers , Sean Price, A$AP Ferg, Dizzy Wright, Apollo Brown &amp; Guilty Simpson, R.A. The Rugged Man, Abstract Rude &amp; Musab, Melo D—Beat Junkies, Diamond D , Kid Koala, Skratch Bastid, Psalm One &amp; Oh No, The Reminders, Mixed Blood Majority, The Chalice, Open Mike Eagle, Greg Grease, Haphduzn, Meta, Major G, DJ Top Speed, Dan Speak, Jimmy2Times, Verb X, DJ Mad Mardigan, DJ Lean Rock and Edison.</p><p><em>Hosted by Sway Calloway, Blueprint, J Pratt.</em></p><p><em></em> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fIxek0zOp8M" width="690" height="451"></iframe></p>RhymesayersSun, 19 May 2013 10:34:00 -0500TWO WEEKS until Soundset 2013http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1800http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1800<p><strong>We thought we'd shoot out a quick reminder that Soundset 2013 is in only TWO WEEKS.</strong></p><p>Get those tickets, people! Buy now: http://bit.ly/ss13tix or in-store at Fifth Element. </p><p>RSVP on Facebook. <em><strong>Find out who's playing:</strong></em></p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fIxek0zOp8M" width="690" height="405"></iframe></p>RhymesayersSun, 12 May 2013 10:40:00 -0500Aesop Rock talks skateboarding and more at XGames.comhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1798http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1798<p>In a brand new interview with XGames.com, <strong>Aesop Rock</strong> discusses skateboarding's impact on his life, The Uncluded, and more! Click here to check it out.</p><p><strong>His newest album </strong><em><strong>Skelethon</strong></em> is in stores now! You can buy the album at <strong>Fifth Element</strong>, <strong>iTunes</strong>, <strong>Google Play</strong>, <strong>Amazon</strong> or your favorite local music retailer.</p><p>Don't miss him at Soundset in MN on May 26th! He'll be rocking the main stage once again with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz. Buy tickets now.</p><p></p><p><strong>Aesop Rock:</strong> AesopRock.com | 900bats.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+<br /><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersThu, 09 May 2013 14:20:00 -0500Watch: Soundset 2013 - Let's Go!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1791http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1791<p>Tickets are on sale online at <strong>www.ticketweb.com</strong> and <strong>Fifth Element </strong>. General admission tickets are $49 . VIP tickets are SOLD OUT. RSVP on Facebook.</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fIxek0zOp8M" width="690" height="388"></iframe></p><p>Confirmed artists for Soundset 2013 include:</p><p><strong>Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, Brother Ali, Juicy J, P.O.S, Schoolboy Q, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; DJ Big Wiz, Joey Bada$$, Step Brothers , Sean Price, A$AP Ferg, Dizzy Wright, Apollo Brown &amp; Guilty Simpson, R.A. The Rugged Man, Abstract Rude &amp; Musab, Melo D – Beat Junkies, Diamond D , Kid Koala, Skratch Bastid, Psalm One &amp; Oh No, The Reminders, Mixed Blood Majority, The Chalice, Open Mike Eagle, Greg Grease, Haphduzn, Meta, Major G, DJ Top Speed, Dan Speak, Jimmy2Times, Verb X, DJ Mad Mardigan, DJ Lean Rock and Edison.</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Hosted by Sway Calloway, Blueprint, J Pratt.</strong></p><p>RSV...</p>RhymesayersFri, 03 May 2013 11:50:00 -0500RSE Radio Spring 2013 Pledge Drive is underway!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1770http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1770<p>It's that time of year again...for those that are not aware, Rhymesayers has a weekly radio show called <strong>RSE Radio</strong> every Saturday night from 9-11PM CST in Minneapolis on KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio. Twice a year the station conducts a pledge drive to raise money to keep the station alive and running. KFAI is Commercial Free, community supported radio at its finest and is an integral part of the Twin Cities. For those that are familiar, as always, Rhymesayers along with Fifth Element are providing a special incentive for all those pledging $30 or more.<br /><br />This Spring's RSE Grab Bag will feature autographed copies of the brand new <strong>The Uncluded</strong> <em>Hokey Fright</em> CD, and in honor of Spring an autographed copy of <strong>Atmosphere </strong>Sad Clown Bad Spring #12 CD as well as some stickers and other miscellaneou...</p>RhymesayersThu, 04 Apr 2013 14:02:00 -0500Sab The Artist releasing exclusive Fifth Element digital EP http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1769http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1769<p>Sab The Artist aka Musab, one of the founders of Rhymesayers, is releasing an exclusive digital project on May 7th via Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/10eOf8M</p><p>Catch Sab on stage with Abstract Rude in less than two months at Soundset. $49 General Admission Tickets still available online or at Fifth Element.</p><p><br /><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vKXe1A3hBHI" width="680" height="383"></iframe></p><p><strong>Sab The Artist</strong>: SabTheArtist.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube <br /> <strong></strong><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersThu, 04 Apr 2013 13:49:00 -0500Just Announced: Pre-Soundset Throwdown featuring Blueprint!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1761http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1761<p>Need something to do the night before <strong>Soundset</strong>?</p><p>Just announced: <strong>Blueprint</strong>, <strong>Illogic</strong>, <strong>Mally</strong>, and <strong>Dj Rare Groove</strong> will be playing at Triple Rock Social Club on Saturday, May 25th for the first ever Pre-Soundset Throwdown! $10 tickets for this 18+ show go on sale Fri., 3/29 at 11am CST. </p><p>RSVP on Facebook.</p><p></p><p><strong>Blueprint:</strong> Printmatic.net | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersThu, 28 Mar 2013 11:29:00 -0500New Video: Brother Ali - "Work Everyday" premiered by Occupy Homes Minnesotahttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1759http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1759<p>Another day, another great new video from the Rhymesayers camp! <strong>OccupyHomesMN.org</strong> just premiered <strong>Brother Ali</strong>'s new video for "Work Everyday". Watch the new video below, featuring Tom Morello, Jackson Browne, BK-One, Slug, P.O.S, I Self Devine, and members of the community.</p><p><object width="693" height="390" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/LwgwI_Inglo?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/LwgwI_Inglo?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Video directed by One Light Collective.</p><p><em><strong>Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color</strong> </em>is now available for purchase on<strong> iTunes</strong> , from <strong>Fifth Element, Amazon</strong>, and your favorite local independent or chain music retailer.</p><p><strong>Brother Ali:</strong> BrotherAli.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersWed, 27 Mar 2013 12:55:00 -0500Brother Ali featured in new video from Public Enemyhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1753http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1753<p>With nods to the local Occupy Movement and inspiration from <strong>Public Enemy</strong>'s music over the years, <strong>Brother Ali</strong> lays it down in "Get Up Stand Up", the latest vieo and track from the legendary Public Enemy crew. The video features live shots of Ali, Davey D, Flavor Flav, around Minneapolis and more. Check it out below!</p><p>You can see Brother Ali holding it down on the Soundset 2013 Main Stage on May 26th, tickets are on sale <strong>NOW Online</strong> and in-store at Fifth Element </p><p><object width="693" height="390" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/cogepHX5uTU?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/cogepHX5uTU?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p><em><strong>Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color</strong> </em>is now available for purchase on<strong> iTunes</strong> , from <strong>Fifth Element, Amazon</strong>, and your favorite local independent or chain music retailer.</p><p><strong>Brother Ali:</strong> BrotherAli.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram | Flickr | Soundcl...</p>RhymesayersThu, 14 Mar 2013 11:03:00 -0500Soundset 2013 tickets on sale today!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1751http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1751<p>Tickets are on sale NOW online at <strong>www.ticketweb.com</strong> and <strong>Fifth Element </strong>. General admission tickets are $49 VIP options for $100 are also available!</p><p><strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong> and <strong>Rose Presents</strong> announce the Sixth Annual Soundset Festival: your official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN . Confirmed artists for Soundset 2013 include:</p><p><strong>Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, Brother Ali, Juicy J, P.O.S, Schoolboy Q, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; DJ Big Wiz, Joey Bada$$, Step Brothers , Sean Price, A$AP Ferg, Dizzy Wright, Apollo Brown &amp; Guilty Simpson, R.A. The Rugged Man, Abstract Rude &amp; Musab, Melo D – Beat Junkies, Diamond D , Kid Koala, Skratch Bastid, Psalm One &amp; Oh No, ...</strong></p>RhymesayersSat, 09 Mar 2013 10:41:00 -0600Soundset 2013 Afterparty announced!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1750http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1750<p>After hours and hours of some of the best hip hop around, everyone needs to unwind. Luckily, our friends at First Avenue are going to help everyone out! This year's Afterparty features <strong>Get Cryphy</strong> as well as <strong>Kid Cut Up</strong>! The night will be hosted by Brother Ali and will feature special guest performances from Soundset 2013 artists.</p><p>Advance $10 tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, March 9th at 11am CST via <strong>eTix.com</strong> and at <strong>Fifth Element</strong>. Stopping in for your Soundset tickets? Grab em together! RSVP on Facebook.</p><p>Peep the full Soundset lineup and information <strong>HERE</strong>!</p><p></p><p><strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 08 Mar 2013 15:56:00 -0600Soundset 2013 Lineup Announced!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1747http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1747<p><strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong> and <strong>Rose Presents</strong> announce the Sixth Annual Soundset Festival: your official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN . Confirmed artists for Soundset 2013 include:</p><p><strong>Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, Brother Ali, Juicy J, P.O.S, Schoolboy Q, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; DJ Big Wiz, Joey Bada$$, Step Brothers , Sean Price, A$AP Ferg, Dizzy Wright, Apollo Brown &amp; Guilty Simpson, R.A. The Rugged Man, Abstract Rude &amp; Musab, Melo D – Beat Junkies, Diamond D , Kid Koala, Skratch Bastid, Psalm One &amp; Oh No, The Reminders, Mixed Blood Majority, The Chalice, Open Mike Eagle, Greg Grease, Haphduzn, Meta, Major G, DJ Top Speed, Dan Speak, Jimmy2Times, Ver...</strong></p>RhymesayersWed, 06 Mar 2013 09:32:00 -0600Follow Soundset on Instagramhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1736http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1736<p>While we prepare for the 2013 Soundset Festival on May 26th, check out our Instagram feed. It'll be regularly updated with past and present shots to give you exclusive looks behind the festival.</p><p><strong>Follow along at Instagram.com/SoundsetFestival!</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 15 Feb 2013 11:55:00 -0600Fifth Element/Rhymesayers End Of The World Sale - TODAY!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1693http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1693<p><em><strong> </strong></em></p><p><strong>50% Off All Regular Priced Rhymesayers Items! All CDs, Vinyl, Clothing, Accessories…Everything. Great deals, right?!<br /></strong></p><p><strong>This sale is ONLINE at FifthElementOnline.com and IN-STORE<strong>. </strong>Pricing ends tonight, Friday 12/21 at 11:59pm.</strong> <strong>All these deals will be available in-store from 11am-7pm<strong> </strong>today only.<br /></strong></p><p>Those who believe they will wake on the 22nd per usual, unscathed, can do so knowing they got a great deal in the process. Those who don’t believe, they’ll probably feel happy to be alive, but then experience a moment of regret when they realize they passed on such a great opportunity! Delivery By X-Mas NOT guaranteed!</p><p><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 21 Dec 2012 10:08:00 -0600Soundset 2012: Last Of Record Buyers Producers Live On Stage!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1624http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1624<p><strong>Get your Soundset 2008-2012 Gear, Posters, and accessories HERE!!</strong></p><p>Here's a video with producers in the Last Of The Record Buyers showcase playing one of their beats. Lots of heat to get you excited for what these producers have next on their agendas! Also, if you missed it, check our video interviewing the <strong>LRB</strong> Producers HERE!</p><p>-Featured Producers Include:</p><p><strong>Sample Challenge Producers; Xilam Balam, Noam The Drummer, Sundance Kid, Amati Produces, J Hard </strong></p><p><strong>Beat Showcase: <strong>Y</strong>oung Federal, J-Zone, Zavala, <strong>Willie Evans JR, <strong>Psymun</strong></strong></strong></p><div class="video-container"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/M7FOIPr5axU" width="600" height="450"></iframe></div><p>Video Edited &amp; Included Photo By Dan Schlueter</p><p><strong><strong><strong>Music + More Available At FE From These Producers:</strong></strong></strong></p><p><strong><strong><strong>J-Zone</strong></strong></strong></p><p><strong><strong><strong>Sundance Kid</strong></strong></strong></p><p><strong><strong><strong>Xilam Balam</strong></strong></strong></p><p><strong><strong><strong>Zavala</strong></strong></strong></p><p><strong><strong><strong>Willie Evans JR</strong></strong></strong></p><p><strong><strong><strong>Psymun</strong></strong></strong></p><p><strong><strong>Noam The Drummer</strong></strong></p><p><strong>FOR THOSE NOT IN THE KNOW BY NOW: </strong></p><p>The <strong>Last Of The Record Buyers</strong> showcases at <strong>Soundset</strong> are generally broken up ...</p>RhymesayersMon, 08 Oct 2012 14:32:00 -0500Soundset 2012 shirts are available at Fifth Elementhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1434http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1434<p><strong>Don't sleep on picking up one of these shirts!</strong></p><p><strong>If you couldn't make it to the merch tent to scoop up a limited edition Soundset 2012 t-shirt, head on down to Fifth Element on 2411 Hennepin Ave. S. in Minneapolis to get your very own today! Check out all the designs and click on your favorite to buy now!</strong></p><p> <br /></p>RhymesayersMon, 28 May 2012 11:33:00 -0500Soundset 2012 is TODAY!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1433http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1433<p><strong>SOUNDSET 2012 is finally here!<br /></strong></p><p><strong>Tickets are available at the gates today for $60. Gates open at 11am.</strong></p><p><strong> <object width="693" height="389" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/_lUJIp8EcZc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/_lUJIp8EcZc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></strong></p><p>Soundset 2012 is your official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN . Confirmed artists for Soundset 2012 include:</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah &amp; Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; Dj Big Wiz, P.O.S, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Grieves &amp; Budo, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T, Evidence, Prof with DJ Fundo, Action Bronson, DJ Premier, I Self Devine, Astronautalis, Bambu, J-Zone , Medusa, Chief Kamachi, Grynch, Chuuwee, Paten Locke and Willie Evans Jr. are DUMBTRON, Villa Rosa , The Tribe &amp; Big Cats, Audio Perm, Long Doe , Auddio Draggon , Tomorrow Genius, BdotC...</strong></p>RhymesayersSun, 27 May 2012 06:35:00 -0500Atmosphere headlining Soundset 2012http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1430http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1430<p>For the fifth year of Soundset, <strong>Atmosphere</strong> will once again play the final set on what is surely going to be an incredible day of Hip Hop in the Midwest. <strong>Slug</strong> was recently interviewed as a part of a City Pages in-depth look at the formation and history of Soundset, read what he was to say about the festival.</p><p>What has Atmosphere been up to recently? 2011 saw a new full-length album <em><strong>The Family Sign</strong></em>, several nationwide tours, a book, a nearly Sold Out Rhymesayers European Tour, and numerous accolades from the media for being one of the most successful independent rap groups in the world. In 2012, Atmosphere has been preparing to play on the East Coast this summer, hit the stage at several festivals around the world as well as working on new material. The crew of four is showing no signs of s...</p>RhymesayersWed, 23 May 2012 17:15:00 -0500Aesop Rock releases Skelethon Ep. 3http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1428http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1428<p>Soundset 2012 artist <strong>Aesop Rock</strong> just released the third teaser in his Skelethon series. Check it out below!</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PL88E021E228243F9A&amp;hl=en_US" width="693" height="382"></iframe></p><p>Get your tickets now to see <strong>Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz</strong> playing at Soundset 2012! Tickets can be purchased now via <strong>TicketWeb.com</strong> and in-store at <strong>Fifth Element</strong>. General admission tickets are $46 .</p><p><strong>Skelethon</strong> is now available for pre-order exclusively from <strong>Fifth Element</strong>! <strong>Pre-Order Today</strong> and bundle with an album t-shirt to save. Your vinyl pre-order comes with a red translucent double red vinyl and poster, and CDs come with an 8-panel digi-pak with poster. Album available worldwide July 10th.</p><p><strong>Aesop Rock:</strong> AesopRock.com | 900bats.com | Twitter <br /><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersMon, 21 May 2012 12:41:00 -0500Today is the last day for $41 Reduced Price Soundset tickets!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1427http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1427<p>Don't sleep! The Soundset 2012 ticket price goes up to $46 tomorrow! <strong></strong></p><p><strong>Buy Now Online at TicketWeb or at Fifth Element to SAVE MONEY. Start your summer off right!</strong></p><p><strong></strong> <object width="685" height="395" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/_lUJIp8EcZc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/_lUJIp8EcZc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p></p><p>Tickets for the <strong>Official Afterparty</strong> at First Avenue featuring the Get Cryphy DJs and special surprise guest performances are also available now at Fifth Element, The Depot, and eTix. RSVP now.</p><p>Use hashtag #Soundset when tweeting to join the discussion!</p><p>Listen to the Official Soundset 2012 Playlist on Spotify to get familiar with this year's artists: http://spoti.fi/ss12playlist<br /><br /><strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersSun, 20 May 2012 09:54:00 -0500The Soundset Skateboard Showdown is back, presented by vitaminwater®http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1425http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1425<p>Our friends at Familia Skate Shop are hosting the second annual Soundset Showdown – Presented by <strong>vitamin</strong>water®</p><p>A 24ft wide skate ramp and Jumping a Car? Check. <br /> Cash for tricks? Check.<br /> More than 5 hours of skateboarding with world-class hip hop in the<br /> Ice cold samples of vitaminwater®? Check.</p><p><object width="693" height="382" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/bgUAYqk3ASI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/bgUAYqk3ASI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Don’t miss the second annual Soundset Showdown! Skaters from all over the country will be converging in Shakopee, MN on May 27th. Skaters will be hydrated by <strong>vitamin</strong>water® all day.</p><p>To participate, you must register at <strong>Familila Skateshop</strong> and their new skatepark <strong>Familia Headquarters</strong> starting TODAY! It costs $41 to register/skate and includes admission to Soundset 2012! More registration info: 612-353-6930</p><p>If you’re under 18 you’ll need a parent’s signature.</p><p>There will be an exhibition from 12pm to 4pm, an...</p>RhymesayersThu, 17 May 2012 17:02:00 -0500Soundset 2012 VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT! General Admission still available. http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1422http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1422<p>It's official - VIP tickets for Soundset 2012 are SOLD OUT!</p><p>You can still buy General Admission tickets at Fifth Element on 2411 Hennepin Ave. S. in Uptown Minneapolis or Online via Ticketweb. No Fees when you pay with cash or $5 minimum credit card purchase at Fifth Element.</p><p><em><strong>Ticket Prices go up on Monday, May 21st so buy now to save some $$$!</strong></em></p><p>It all goes down on Sunday, May 27th at Canterbury Park with <strong>Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah &amp; Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; Dj Big Wiz, P.O.S, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Grieves &amp; Budo, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T, Evidence, Prof with DJ Fundo, Action Bronson, DJ Premier, I Self Devine, Astronautalis, Bambu, J-Zone , Medusa, Chief Kamachi, Grynch, Chuuwee, Paten Locke and Willie Evans Jr. are DUMBTRON, Villa Rosa , The Tr...</strong></p>RhymesayersWed, 16 May 2012 17:12:00 -0500Who's playing Soundset 2012?http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1415http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1415<p>Do you know who's playing Soundset 2012? Check out the new video below and get your tickets TODAY!</p><p>Buy Online via TicketWeb or at Fifth Element . General Admission: $4 , VIP Tickets : $90 </p><p><object width="693" height="382" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/_lUJIp8EcZc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/_lUJIp8EcZc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Lineup : Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah &amp; Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; Dj Big Wiz, P.O.S, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Grieves &amp; Budo, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T, Evidence, Prof with DJ Fundo, Action Bronson, DJ Premier, I Self Devine, Astronautalis, Bambu, J-Zone , Medusa, Chief Kamachi, Grynch, Chuuwee, Paten Locke and Willie Evans Jr. are DUMBTRON, Villa Rosa , The Tribe &amp; Big Cats, Audio Perm, Long Doe , Auddio Draggon , Tomorrow Genius, BdotCroc, DJ Stage One, DJ Kool AKIEM, LAST WORD, Kid Cut Up, Superbrush427, DIVINCI , Los Boogie. Hosted by Brother Ali, MaLLY, and J ...</p>RhymesayersFri, 11 May 2012 13:51:00 -0500Register today for the Soundset 2012 Custom Car Show!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1401http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1401<p>You can still register for this year's <strong>Soundset Custom Car Show.</strong>. Check out the video below for a sneak peek of the action.</p><p>Get your rides all geared up and ready to go! Registration forms are available at Fifth Element - 2411 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis<br /><br /> <object width="676" height="391" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/TorUqyCCb1Y?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/TorUqyCCb1Y?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Get your tickets now for Soundset 2012! Tickets can be purchased online via <strong>TicketWeb.com</strong> and in-store at <strong>Fifth Element</strong>. General admission tickets are $41 . If you’re 18+, VIP options for $90 are also available! Click here to find out what VIP includes.</p><p>There will be trophies in over 30 categories, a Hydraulics competition, and an SPL Speaker Comp. Cash Prizes For: Best Of Show Hydraulics Competition SPL Competition <strong></strong></p><p><strong>REGISTER BELOW:</strong></p><p><iframe src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dGtERE9LQlZtWFRJVHQ0aWJNQU5iRnc6MQ" width="450" height="2038">Loading...</iframe></p>RhymesayersThu, 03 May 2012 13:04:00 -0500Brother Ali drops new video and track, "Not A Day Goes By"http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1400http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1400<p>Complex Mag just premiered the latest video and track from <strong>Brother Ali</strong>! <strong>Jake One</strong> produced the beat, so you know it's going to be a dope track! Check out the video below and download the MP3 for free.</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/M13sOLyn0ec" width="693" height="382"></iframe></p><p>Video directed by Dave Wilson, Director of Photography: Ryan Thompson, Producers: Ryan Thompson and Dan Cummings</p><p>Want to see Ali live? You can catch him in Europe next week or hosting Soundset 2012 in Minnesota. More dates to come!</p><p><strong>10.05.12</strong> - London, UK @ XOYO: Buy Tickets<br /> <strong>11.05.12</strong> - Manchester, UK @ The Roadhouse: Buy Tickets<br /> <strong>12.05.12</strong> - Bristol, UK @ The Thekla: Buy Tickets<br /> <strong>13.05.12</strong> - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store: Buy Tickets<br /> <strong>15.05.12</strong> - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg: Buy Tickets<br /> <strong>16.05.12</strong> - Paris, FR @ Le Divan Du Monde: Buy Tickets<br /> <strong>17.05.12</strong> - Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg: Buy Tickets<br /> <strong>18.05.12...</strong></p>RhymesayersWed, 02 May 2012 08:10:00 -050030 Reasons To Go To Soundset 2012http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1394http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1394<p>There is now only one month until <strong>Soundset</strong> Sunday! We made this video to help y'all out and count down the reasons to come to Shakopee on May 27th! Tickets can be purchased online via <strong>TicketWeb.com</strong> and in-store at <strong>Fifth Element</strong>.</p><p><object width="693" height="382" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/_691C4aY9dQ?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/_691C4aY9dQ?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>General admission tickets are $41 . If you're 18+, VIP options for $90 are also available! Click here to find out what VIP includes.</p><p>This year's festival includes <strong>Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah &amp; Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; Dj Big Wiz, P.O.S, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Grieves &amp; Budo, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T, Evidence, Prof with DJ Fundo, Action Bronson, DJ Premier, I Self Devine, Astronautalis, Bambu, J-Zone , Medusa, Chief Kamachi, Grynch, Chuuwee, Paten Locke and Willie Evans Jr. are DUMBTRON, Villa Rosa , The Tribe &amp; Big Cats...</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 27 Apr 2012 14:18:00 -0500Pitchfork Premieres New Aesop Rock track "Zero Dark Thirty"http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1374http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1374<p>Pitchfork Media just premiered the first official single from <strong>Aesop Rock</strong>'s new album <em><strong>Skelethon</strong></em>, dropping on Rhymesayers on July 10th. Check it out below and share it all around!</p><p><iframe src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F40422892&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=00a4c9" width="100%" height="166"></iframe></p><p>And if you missed it last week, watch "Skelethon Ep. 1" below:</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eVzxxjoH_8w" width="693" height="382"></iframe></p><p></p><p><strong>Aesop Rock:</strong> AesopRock.com | 900bats.com | Twitter <br /><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersTue, 10 Apr 2012 09:26:00 -0500Grieves & Budo added to Soundset 2012 Lineup!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1355http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1355<p>They saw your tweets and read the comments - <strong>Grieves &amp; Budo</strong> have been added to the Soundset 2012 Lineup! They can't wait to rock with y'all on Sunday, May 27th. Check out the latest video "Boogie Man" below to get familiar.<br /><br /> <object width="693" height="382" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/iY5h74toqC4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/iY5h74toqC4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Tickets can be purchased now via <strong>TicketWeb.com</strong> and in-store at <strong>Fifth Element</strong>.</p><p>General admission tickets are $41 . If you're 18+, VIP options for $90 are also available! Click here to find out what VIP includes.</p><p>Other acts on the bill include <strong>Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah &amp; Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; Dj Big Wiz, P.O.S, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T, Evidence, Prof with DJ Fundo, Action Bronson, DJ Premier, I Self Devine, Astronautalis, Bambu, J-Zone , Medusa, Chief Kamachi, Grynch, Chuuwee, Paten Locke and Willie...</strong></p>RhymesayersWed, 28 Mar 2012 09:59:00 -0500Less than three months until Soundset 2012!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1338http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1338<p>There are less than three months until Soundset Sunday! Do you have your tickets yet? They're moving fast, get yours now before it's too late. Tickets can be purchased online via <strong>TicketWeb.com</strong> and in-store at <strong>Fifth Element</strong>.</p><p>General admission tickets are $41 . If you're 18+, VIP options for $90 are also available! Click here to find out what VIP includes.</p><p>This year's festival includes <strong>Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah &amp; Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; Dj Big Wiz, P.O.S, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, </strong><strong>Grieves &amp; Budo, </strong><strong>Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T, Evidence, Prof with DJ Fundo, Action Bronson, DJ Premier, I Self Devine, Astronautalis, Bambu, J-Zone , Medusa, Chief Kamachi, Grynch, Chuuwee, Paten Locke and Willie Evans Jr. are DUMBTRON, Villa Rosa , The Tribe &amp; Big Cats, Aud...</strong></p>RhymesayersSun, 18 Mar 2012 10:34:00 -0500National Soundset On-sale begins today!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1328http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1328<p><strong>It's about that time! Pick up your </strong><strong>Soundset General Admission and VIP tickets!</strong> Tickets can be purchased online via <strong>TicketWeb.com</strong> and in-store at <strong>Fifth Element</strong>.</p><p>General admission tickets are $41 . If you're 18+, VIP options for $90 are also available! Click here to find out what VIP includes.</p><p>It all goes down on Sunday, May 27th at Canterbury Park with <strong>Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah &amp; Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; Dj Big Wiz, P.O.S, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Grieves &amp; Budo, </strong><strong>Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T, Evidence, Prof with DJ Fundo, Action Bronson, DJ Premier, I Self Devine, Astronautalis, Bambu, J-Zone , Medusa, Chief Kamachi, Grynch, Chuuwee, Paten Locke and Willie Evans Jr. are DUMBTRON, Villa Rosa , The Tribe &amp; Big Cats, Audio Perm, Long Doe , Auddio Draggo...</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 09 Mar 2012 17:13:00 -0600Fan Pre-sale tickets now available for Soundset 2012http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1325http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1325<p>Fan pre-sale and VIP tickets are now available for Soundset 2012! Get yours now at <strong>Fifth Element</strong> or on TicketWeb if you have the exclusive password. There are only a limited amount available so move fast! Maximum 8 tickets per person.</p><p>What does VIP include? Click here to learn more.</p><p dir="ltr">This year's festival will feature <strong>Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah &amp; Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; Dj Big Wiz, P.O.S, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, </strong><strong>Grieves &amp; Budo, </strong><strong>Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T, Evidence, Prof with DJ Fundo, Action Bronson, DJ Premier, I Self Devine, Astronautalis, Bambu, J-Zone , Medusa, Chief Kamachi, Grynch, Chuuwee, Paten Locke and Willie Evans Jr. are DUMBTRON, Villa Rosa , The Tribe &amp; Big Cats, Audio Perm, Long Doe , Auddio Draggon , Tomorrow Genius, BdotCroc, DJ St...</strong></p>RhymesayersWed, 07 Mar 2012 10:56:00 -0600Get Cryphy playing Soundset 2012 Afterparty, hosted by Brother Ali & MaLLyhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1324http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1324<p>Just announced - we hope to see all of our 18+ <strong>Soundset</strong> attendees at the Official Soundset 2012 Afterparty featuring local DJ Crew <strong>GET CRYPHY</strong> . The show is hosted by <strong>Brother Ali</strong> and <strong>Mally</strong> and will feature surprise performances from Soundset performing artists.</p><p>Tickets are $10 in advance and will be on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7th at 11am CST at Fifth Element, The Depot, and eTix.</p><p></p><p>Use hashtag #Soundset when tweeting to join the discussion! RSVP on Facebook.<br /> <br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersTue, 06 Mar 2012 13:03:00 -0600Soundset 2012 Lineup Announcedhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1322http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1322<p><strong>Just announced by Complex Magazine, Rhymesayers Entertainment </strong>and <strong>Rose Presents</strong> announce the Fifth Annual Soundset Festival: your official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN . Confirmed artists for Soundset 2012 include:</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah &amp; Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; Dj Big Wiz, P.O.S, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Grieves &amp; Budo, </strong><strong>Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T, Evidence, Prof with DJ Fundo, Action Bronson, DJ Premier, I Self Devine, Astronautalis, Bambu, J-Zone , Medusa, Chief Kamachi, Grynch, Chuuwee, Paten Locke and Willie Evans Jr. are DUMBTRON, Villa Rosa , The Tribe &amp; Big Cats, Audio Perm, Long Doe , Auddio Draggon , Tomorrow Geniu...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 05 Mar 2012 14:16:00 -0600Soundset 2012 Official Announcement: March 5, 2012http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1318http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1318<p><strong>Stay tuned for the official lineup announcement this Monday, March 5th! </strong><br /><br />Follow the action on <strong>Soundset's Facebook page</strong> and on twitter at <strong>@Soundset</strong>. Use hashtag #Soundset when tweeting to join the discussion! RSVP on Facebook.<br /><br /><br /><strong></strong><strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+<br /> <strong></strong><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p><p> </p>RhymesayersWed, 29 Feb 2012 13:23:00 -0600Are you ready for Soundset 2012?http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1268http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1268<p>It's almost time for us to announce the lineup, stay tuned to Soundset for more information, very, very soon!<br /><br /><strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Google+</p>RhymesayersMon, 23 Jan 2012 21:05:00 -0600Video: Soundset 2011 Fifth Element Stage Highlightshttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/956http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/956<p>Here's the wrap up video from The <strong>Fifth Element Stage</strong> at Soundset 2011, shot and edited by <strong>One Light Collective</strong>.</p><p>Check out the video below and read more from Kevin Beacham at the Fifth Element Blog!</p><p><object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/jR_MlC41Ofc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/jR_MlC41Ofc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p><strong>S</strong><strong>oundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter <br /><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Flickr | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersThu, 04 Aug 2011 12:13:00 -0500Video: Soundset 2011 Essential Elements Tenthttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/953http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/953<p>The <strong>Essential Elements Tent</strong> has been growing every year at <strong>Soundset </strong>and <strong>2011</strong> was no different. There’s a variety of things that went down throughout the day, most notably; Live DJs, <strong>Last Of The Record Buyers Production Showcase</strong>, and the<strong> Redbull BC One</strong> Minneapolis Cypher Competition!</p><p>Not only that, there was a competition for the producers to remix <strong>Atmosphere</strong>'s new track "Millenium Dodo" off of The Family Sign. Read more commentary from Kevin Beacham and listen to the remixes HERE at the Fifth Element Blog after you check out the video below!</p><p><br /><object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/DCE0hFHyjqU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/DCE0hFHyjqU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p><strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Flickr | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersTue, 02 Aug 2011 10:08:00 -0500Share your Soundset 2011 memories with us!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/857http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/857<p>Photo by Jules Ameel</p><p><strong>Soundset 2011</strong> was the biggest Soundset yet! What does that mean? Even more of y'all were there to take photos and experience an incredible day of Hip Hop culture with us. We've got 3 ways for you to share:</p><p>Tweet them to @Soundset</p><p>Share them on the Rhymesayers Flickr Pool</p><p>Post them on the Soundset Facebook page</p><p>We look forward to seeing what you captured and what your individual experiences were. Thanks again for coming out to Shakopee and enjoying the music with Rhymesayers, Rose Presents, and all the involved artists and sponsors!</p><p>Want to see what we captured? Check these out: YouTube | Flickr</p><p><strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Flickr | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersThu, 02 Jun 2011 11:11:00 -0500Thank you for coming to Soundset 2011!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/853http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/853<p>A huge thank you to friends and fans from all over the world who came to Soundset 2011 - the biggest Soundset yet!</p><p>Check out the video playlist and the photo slideshow below to re-live the day's events. We'll have more for you soon!</p><p><object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.youtube.com/p/D4F05E6483B3A505?hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/p/D4F05E6483B3A505?hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br />All videos by One Light Collective </p><p><object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Frhymesayers%2Fsets%2F72157626708778451%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Frhymesayers%2Fsets%2F72157626708778451%2F&amp;set_id=72157626708778451&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="src" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>All photos by Jules Ameel, Joshua Schave, and John Brunner </p><p><strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Flickr | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersMon, 30 May 2011 12:07:00 -0500See Mike Relm at the Soundset Afterparty!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/843http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/843<p>San Francisco's <strong>MIKE RELM</strong> is best known for his audio and video mash-ups, in his live concerts and broadcast work. Part DJ, part director, part music producer, Relm has introduced the world to a style that truly echoes the fever-pitched pace of modern entertainment while paying homage to classic filmmakers and musicians.<br /><br /> </p><p>He's toured with acts and events like Blue Man Group, Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam, and has played festivals like Coachella, the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, and even held it down at the 2010 Winter Olympics! To top it off, the director of Iron Man 2 asked Relm to do a commercial for IM2! Peep that below.</p><p>We're lucky enough to have Mike Relm headlining the Soundset 2011 Afterparty! Don't miss the chance to see him and get your tickets TODAY Online , at First Avenue or Fifth...</p>RhymesayersTue, 24 May 2011 12:29:00 -0500Soundset is in ONE WEEK!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/841http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/841<p><strong>It's the Final Countdown...</strong></p><p><strong>TODAY</strong> is your last chance to get your Soundset tickets at the special low price of $38! At 12:00AM Midnight, Monday, May 23rd tickets increase to $43 so make sure you get out and pick up your tickets today before they go up to their final pre-sale price! VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT!</p><p><object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>You can still buy General Admission tickets through both TicketWeb &amp; Fifth Element. All tickets purchased through <strong>Fifth Element</strong> are walk up only which means you will have to go to the store to buy them. Fifth Element is located at 2411 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. If you have any questions about these tickets please call 612.377.0044.</p><p>Follow @Soundset on Twitter, like Soundset on Facebook, and text “Rhymesayers” to 66937 for chances to win tickets, upgrades and for updates!</p><p>Also, ti...</p>RhymesayersSun, 22 May 2011 13:32:00 -0500Don't miss Sab The Artist at Soundset 2011!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/840http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/840<p><strong>Musab “Sab The Artist” Saad</strong>’s music career began as a hip hop artist named <strong>Beyond</strong> in his hometown Minneapolis, MN.<br /><br />Buy your <strong>Soundset Festival</strong> tickets now online through TicketWeb or walk up through Fifth Element in Minneapolis!<br /><br /></p><p>An original member of the Headshots crew he went on to co-found Indie Hip Hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment and released the labels’ first album Beyond <em><strong>Comparison.</strong></em> Sab is a member of <strong>Dynospectrum</strong> which includes Slug and Ant of Atmosphere, I Self Devine of the Micranots and Mr. Gene Poole. The Dynospectrum’s self titled album is revered by fans and critics alike.  His solo catalog includes the vinyl EP <em><strong>Actin' Rich</strong></em>, “The BE-sides” tape, <em><strong>Respect The Life</strong></em>, <em><strong>Slicks Box</strong></em> and his most recent release <em><strong>Sab The Artist EP</strong></em> which has garnered rave reviews.<br /><br /> 2010 was engulfed by S...</p>RhymesayersSat, 21 May 2011 11:46:00 -0500The Official Soundset 2011 Site Map!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/838http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/838<p><strong>Check out this map so you'll never get lost at Soundset 2011!</strong><br /><br />Buy your <strong>Soundset Festival</strong> tickets now online through TicketWeb or walk up through Fifth Element in Minneapolis! <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>After Party RSVP:</strong> Facebook<br /> <strong>Soundset RSVP:</strong> Facebook<br /><br />Tickets are on sale now for the Soundset 2011 Afterparty at Fifth Element, First Avenue, and online at eTix!</p><p>Questions? E-Mail: info@soundsetfestival.com</p><p>Follow @Soundset on Twitter &amp; like Soundset on Facebook for chances to win tickets!</p><p><br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Flickr | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersFri, 20 May 2011 15:33:00 -0500This is your last weekend to get General Admission Soundset tickets at $38http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/837http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/837<p>This is your last weekend to get your Soundset tickets at the special low price of $38! At 12:00AM Midnight, Monday, May 23rd tickets increase to $43 so make sure you get out and pick up your tickets today before they go up to their final pre-sale price!</p><p><object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT!</p><p>You can still buy General Admission tickets through both TicketWeb &amp; Fifth Element. All tickets purchased through <strong>Fifth Element</strong> are walk up only which means you will have to go to the store to buy them. Fifth Element is located at 2411 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. If you have any questions about these tickets please call 612.377.0044.</p><p>Follow @Soundset on Twitter, like Soundset on Facebook, and text “Rhymesayers” to 66937 for chances to win tickets, upgrades and for updates!</p><p>Also, tickets are moving fast for th...</p>RhymesayersFri, 20 May 2011 13:14:00 -0500Don't miss the Soundset 2011 Afterparty!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/836http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/836<p>Tickets are moving fast for the official <strong>Soundset</strong><strong> Afterparty</strong> at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis! Don't miss out on this party and the surprise guests!</p><p>The Afterparty will feature<strong> Mike Relm, Hip Hop Karaoke NYC, Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, DJ Fundo, and Last Word , Booka B, DJ Anton, Espada and Petey Wheatstraw </strong> <strong>and SURPRISE Special Guest Performances and is hosted by Brother Ali</strong>. You have to be 18+ to party, and 21+ to party with adult beverages. Doors and event start at 10:00pm and tickets are only $10 advance and $15 at the door.</p><p>Soundset will end by 8:30PM, so you'll have plenty of time to get downtown Minneapolis, but get there early because you don't want to miss any of the action!</p><p>The after party is presented by <strong>Soundset </strong>and First Avenue off festival grounds so it is a separa...</p>RhymesayersFri, 20 May 2011 10:01:00 -0500Catch Brother Ali at Soundset 2011!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/834http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/834<p>After touring heavily in support of his latest album, <em><strong>Us</strong></em>, <strong>Brother Ali</strong> has been working hard in the studio on his next album!<br /><br />Get your Soundset tickets today: TicketWeb | In-store at Fifth Element in Minneapolis<br /><br /> <br /> <em>Live at Soundset 2010</em></p><p>His latest album, <em><strong>Us</strong></em>, released in 2009, is a progression that will establish Brother Ali as one of Hip Hop’s most enduring figures. While maintaining his intimate approach to songwriting, Ali has broadened his focus to examine life through his relationships with those closest to him. The new direction allows Ali to venture through the strengths and flaws of the human condition, exploring the evils of slavery, drug abuse, rape and poverty as well as the beauty of love, family and redemption.</p><p>After Soundset, head on down to First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis t...</p>RhymesayersWed, 18 May 2011 15:20:00 -0500Connect with Soundset for chances to win upgrades and more!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/830http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/830<p>This year, <strong>Soundset</strong> attendees will once again have access to a bevy of giveaways, upgrades, and all sorts of fun free stuff!</p><p>We've got three ways for y'all to win! Make sure you "like" Soundset on Facebook, follow Soundset on twitter, and join the Mobile Mob ! Pay attention to these outlets during the day at Soundset and win chances to watch artists from a special stage, win merchandise, and more!</p><p>If you will be attending and you want to get involved in the madness, text “Rhymesayers” to <strong>66937</strong> and join the Rhymesayers Mobile Mob. Then, get down to Shakopee and keep an eye on your phone for chances to win!</p><p>Don't have tickets yet? Both General Admission and VIP fan pre-sale tickets are available online from TicketWeb or at Fifth Element, at 2411 Hennepin Avenue S., Minneapolis MN 55405 | 612...</p>RhymesayersMon, 16 May 2011 12:58:00 -0500Soundset 2011 FAQhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/828http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/828<p><strong>You asked for it!</strong></p><p>Here's your official Soundset 2011 Frequently Asked Questions: <br /><br /><strong>1.</strong> What time does everything kick off? Gates open at 11:00AM, we are going to set it off with DJS right away on ALL stages. We have like 40 artists performing within nine hours, so, shortly after gates open the mics will open too, and it will be go time. Get there early and you will not miss anything. Soundset ends at 8:30PM as the sun sets over the Shakopee water tower.<br /><br /> <strong>2</strong>. The set times for Soundset will not be announced until day of show. If you are emailing us asking when your favorite artist is playing, we will NOT have that answer for you until day of show. There are a lot of amazing artists playing, broaden your horizons, get there early and see as many artists for the low cost of your ticket.  You wan...</p>RhymesayersThu, 12 May 2011 16:31:00 -0500The Official Soundset 2011 Afterpartyhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/823http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/823<p>Due to popular demand, we have confirmed the official <strong>Soundset</strong><strong> Afterparty</strong> at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis!</p><p>The after party will feature<strong> Mike Relm, Hip Hop Karaoke NYC, Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, DJ Fundo, and Last Word , and SURPRISE Special Guest Performances and is hosted by Brother Ali</strong>. You have to be 18+ to party, and 21+ to party with adult beverages. Doors and event start at 10:00pm and tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door. Soundset will end by 8:30PM, so you'll have plenty of time to get downtown Minneapolis, but get there early because you don't want to miss any of the action!</p><p>The after party is presented by <strong>Soundset </strong>and First Avenue off festival grounds so it is a separate ticketed event.</p><p>Tickets go on sale TODAY Wednesday, May 11th at 11:00am CST at Fifth Eleme...</p>RhymesayersWed, 11 May 2011 09:51:00 -0500Do You Know Who's Playing at Soundset 2011?http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/822http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/822<p>In case you needed a reminder, check out the video below to see who will be at <strong>Soundset 2011</strong>!</p><p><object width="693" height="424" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p><strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong> and <strong>Rose Presents</strong> bring you the fourth annual Soundset Festival: the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN . Confirmed artists for Soundset 2011 include: Atmosphere, Big Boi, De La Soul, Slaughterhouse , Brother Ali, Doomtree , Evidence x Rakaa-Iriscience x DJ Babu, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Blueprint, Grieves &amp; Budo, Zion I &amp; The Grouch, Sab The Artist, DJ Abilities, Face Candy, Edan with special guest Paten Locke, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Looptroop Rockers, Rubberoom, Soulcrate Music, 2Mex, Mr. Gene Poole, Qwazaar, Longshot, Mally, Desdamona, Duenday, Mi...</p>RhymesayersTue, 10 May 2011 13:35:00 -0500Soundset 2011 Main Stage artist Grieves announces new album!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/807http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/807<p><strong>Soundset 2011 </strong>Main Stage artist <strong>Grieves</strong> just announced his newest album <em><strong> Together/Apart </strong></em>dropping June 21st, 2011!</p><p>With the help of longtime collaborator and multi-instrumentalist <strong>Budo</strong>, his third album is a testament to the hard work he’s put forth since 2007, touring, recording, and honing his craft. Based in Seattle, Grieves spends minimal time there as he does his best to spread his brand of emotional hip-hop verses. Currently supporting Atmosphere on a 40+ date national tour, they will kick off their summer on the Soundset 2011 Main Stage!</p><p><strong>Get your Soundset tickets today: TicketWeb | In-store at Fifth Element in Minneapolis</strong><br /> <br /></p><p><strong><em>Together/Apart</em></strong> is the highly anticipated Rhymesayers debut album from <strong>Grieves</strong>. Teaming up with longtime friend and producer <strong>Budo</strong>, <em><strong>Together/Apart</strong></em> is an album infused...</p>RhymesayersTue, 03 May 2011 13:40:00 -0500Soundset 2011 Fifth Element Stage Headliners Face Candy announce new album, Waste Age Teen Landhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/763http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/763<p>Announced today, the Fifth Element Stage Headlining act <strong>Face Candy</strong> will be releasing an album on Rhymesayers Entertainment on May 24th, titled <strong><em>Waste Age Teen Land</em></strong>. This is the second release from Twin Cities quartet <strong>Face Candy</strong>. Featuring the talents of dual vocalists <strong>Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen</strong> and <strong>Kristoff Krane</strong> freestyling over the improvisations of bassist <strong>Casey O’Brien</strong> and drummer <strong>JT Bates</strong>, <strong><em>Waste Age</em></strong> marks the final record Eyedea was able to completely finish before his tragic passing in October of 2010.</p><p></p><p>Recorded during two days at Winterland Studios by Brian Johnson and one night in front of an audience at St. Paul’s Black Dog Café , the album showcases the band’s full spectrum of talents—from contemplative instrumentals to auto-tuned joke rapping, and every shade in between. The record...</p>RhymesayersThu, 14 Apr 2011 16:53:00 -0500Atmosphere returns to headline Soundset 2011, release new album The Family Sign!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/758http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/758<p><strong>Atmosphere</strong> returns to the Soundset 2011 main stage to headline for the fourth year in a row! Not only that, today they dropped a new album, <em><strong>The Family Sign</strong></em>. Since their last album <em><strong>When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold</strong></em> was released in 2008, Atmosphere has toured the country, the world, but haven't lost sight of their family and friends. Their 7th official studio album <em><strong>The Family Sign</strong></em> comes from a place well refined, firmly planted, and from a universal perspective. <em><strong>The Family Sign</strong></em> is Atmosphere's most personal and intimate album yet; it involves and engages the listener like never before. Slug's signature voice weaves in and out of Ant's ASR-born production, Nate Collis' bluesy guitar riffs and the sound of Erick Anderson's unmistakable keys giving The Family Sign a fresh,...</p>RhymesayersTue, 12 Apr 2011 15:09:00 -0500Soundset main stage artist Blueprint drops new album, Adventures In Counter-Culturehttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/736http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/736<p>2011 Soundset main stage performer Blueprint just dropped his brand new album <em><strong>Adventures In Counter-Culture</strong></em> on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Hot off his 16 date national tour with Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Print brings you his most highly anticipated album yet. The album showcases his music transition and his sample free production. After a five year musical journey and experiment, Blueprint has emerged with his greatest effort to date. A culmination of self discovery and societal critique, Adventures in Counter-Culture is just that. The adventure has begun.</p><p><strong>Grab your tickets for Soundset 2011 online from Ticketweb or at Fifth Element in Minneapolis!</strong><br /> <br /></p><p>Buy now: Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon, or head to your local independent or chain music store!</p><p><strong>Take a look inside the Vinyl and CD packaging ...</strong></p>RhymesayersTue, 05 Apr 2011 13:30:00 -0500Soundset 2011 Tickets officially on sale today!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/725http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/725<p>Tickets are available today at 11am local time for <strong>Soundset 2011</strong>!</p><p>Both General Admission and VIP fan pre-sale tickets are available online from TicketWeb or at Fifth Element, <strong>2411 Hennepin Avenue S., Minneapolis MN 55405 | 612.377.0044</strong>. Tickets available in store only. If you pay with cash or make an additional purchase of any kind there are no fees. If you pay with a credit card a processing fee of $2 per ticket for general admission and $3 per ticket for VIP will be applied. <br /> <br /> Ticket limit 8 per person. <br /><br /> The VIP tickets are $90.00 and include the following amenities:<br /> - limited edition swag bag<br /> - Soundset Festival shirt<br /> - exclusive VIP parking<br /> - separate VIP entrance to the festival grounds<br /> - access to a special exclusive VIP area near the main stage bleacher style seating viewing the m...</p>RhymesayersFri, 01 Apr 2011 10:02:00 -0500Fan Pre-sale tickets are now available to the public for Soundset 2011http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/723http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/723<p>Fan Pre-sale tickets are now available for <strong>Soundset 2011</strong>!</p><p>We're offering a limited amount of SPECIAL fan pre-sale tickets online at Artist Arena for a special reduced price of ONLY $30 for general admission and a limited amount of VIP tickets for $90 .<br /><br /> A limited amount of both general admission and VIP fan pre-sale tickets will also be available at 11:00AM CST at Fifth Element, <strong>2411 Hennepin Avenue S., Minneapolis MN 55405 | 612.377.0044</strong>. Tickets available in store only. If you pay with cash or make an additional purchase of any kind there are no fees. If you pay with a credit card a processing fee of $2 per ticket for general admission and $3 per ticket for VIP will be applied. <br /><br /> Ticket limit 8 per person. <br /><br /> Tickets for the fan pre-sale are limited and will go fast so make sure you buy yo...</p>RhymesayersWed, 30 Mar 2011 14:59:00 -0500Want the latest info on Rhymesayers and Soundset?http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/716http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/716<p>Want the latest info on <strong>Rhymesayers</strong> and <strong>Soundset</strong>? Make sure you’re signed up for the <strong>Rhymesayers</strong> Newsletter for news, updates, and to get an exclusive first chance to get your <strong>Soundset</strong> Fan Presale tickets at the reduced price of $30!</p><p>It's easy - just enter your email address in the box below and click Subscribe</p><form action="http://rhymesayers.com/blast/subscribe.php" method="post"> <input name="FormValue_MailListIDs[]" type="hidden" value="1" /> <input name="FormValue_SuccessScreenID" type="hidden" value="OA%3D%3D" /> <input name="FormValue_FailureScreenID" type="hidden" value="OA%3D%3D" /><p><label for="email">Email Address</label><input id="email" class="inactive" name="FormValue_Email" type="text" /><button>Subscribe</button></p></form><p>Click here if you missed the Soundset 2011 Lineup Announcement!</p><p><strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter<br /><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Flickr | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersMon, 28 Mar 2011 17:11:00 -0500Official 2011 Soundset Lineup Announced!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/715http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/715<p><strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong> and <strong>Rose Presents </strong>bring you the fourth annual Soundset Festival:  the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN .</p><p>Confirmed artists for <strong>Soundset 2011 </strong>include:<strong> </strong><strong>Atmosphere, Big Boi, De La Soul, Slaughterhouse , Brother Ali, Doomtree , Evidence x Rakaa-Iriscience x DJ Babu, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Blueprint, Grieves &amp; Budo, Zion I &amp; The Grouch, Sab The Artist, DJ Abilities, Face Candy, Edan with special guest Paten Locke, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Looptroop Rockers, Rubberoom, Soulcrate Music, 2Mex, Mr. Gene Poole, Qwazaar, Longshot, Mally, Desdamona, Duenday, Midwest Konnect, Rocky Diamonds, Stage One, Shortkut, Noam The Drummer, Exile, Maseo, Skeme Ric...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 28 Mar 2011 10:13:00 -05002010 Rhymesayers Recaphttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/584http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/584<p><strong>Freeway and Jake One -<em>The Stimulus Package</em></strong><em></em></p><p><strong>Philly Freeway</strong> and <strong>Jake One</strong> teamed up in February 2010 to bring you <em>The Stimulus Package, </em>a 15 track collaboration. The money-themed packaging was chosen as one of hip-hop's 50 Greatest album covers by Complex Mag . It received rave reviews and has ended up on many Best of 2010 lists like Complex Mag! To celebrate the release of the album, Free and Jake had a few release parties, check the video from Philly here. Peep the videos for "You Know What I Mean" and "She Makes Me Feel Alright" off the album as well as "Beautiful Music" produced by Jake One, and then grab some cooking tips from Freeway and Jake.<br /> <br /> <br />Buy <em><strong> </strong></em>now: Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon<br /><br /> <object width="480" height="385" data="http://www.youtube.com/p/F4E31AF09B337191?hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/p/F4E31AF09B337191?hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /> <object width="479" height="297" data="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:547194" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="configParams=vid%3D547194%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A547194" /><param name="src" value="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:547194" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Free and Jake played the Paid Dues Festival with fellow Rhymesayer <strong>P.O.S.</strong> in April 2010, as well as...</p>RhymesayersFri, 31 Dec 2010 17:20:00 -0600Vote for Rhymesayers in Urb's Best of 2010 Readers Pollhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/545http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/545<p>Urb Magazine is running their Annual "Best Of" Readers Poll right now and several Rhymesayers artists have been nominated this year.</p><p>Head over to Urb.com to vote for your favorites now or you can click on the individual links below to vote for specific categories. Don't see an artist, song, or item you want on the list? Go ahead and write your own in the bottom of each voting box! Make sure to click "Submit" when you're done with each section.</p><p><strong>Atmosphere</strong> is in the running for Best Album of 2010 as well as Best Hip-Hop Artist of 2010.</p><p>The dynamic duo of <strong>Freeway</strong> &amp; <strong>Jake One</strong> are also in the mix! <em>The Stimulus Package</em> is also a choice for Best Album of 2010, and Best Collaboration of 2010!</p><p>Also, we'd love to see <strong>Soundset</strong> make some noise - please write in <strong>Soundset</strong> "Add Your Own" at the bottom of t...</p>RhymesayersWed, 01 Dec 2010 21:51:00 -0600New Rhymesayers Summer Gearhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/331http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/331<p><strong>Rhymesayers</strong> has a ton of great new merchandise available at Fifth Element in Minneapolis as well as online at FifthElementOnline.com. Several of these items made their debut at this years 2010 Soundset Festival. Speaking of which if you weren't able to make it to <strong>Soundset</strong> or didn't have a chance to pick up any merch while you were there we've got limited supplies of <strong>Soundset</strong> merch at <strong>Fifth Element</strong> as well so head over to FifthElementOnline.com/soundset and pick up some fresh <strong>Rhymesayers &amp; Soundset</strong> gear! <br /><br /> <strong>Fifth Element:</strong> FifthElementOnline.com | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace</p>RhymesayersThu, 17 Jun 2010 21:58:00 -05002010 Soundset Feedbackhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/327http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/327<p>Thanks to everyone who made <strong>Soundset 2010</strong> such a great success this year! We'd like to continue improving on Soundset and do we can to bring you the best independent hip hop festival around which is why we need your help! Please let us know how your experience was at this years 2010 Soundset Festival, what you liked, what you didn't like and suggestions for things we didn't have this year. Let us know by sending an email to soundset@rhymesayers.com and we'll see you May 29, 2011! <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 11 Jun 2010 14:11:00 -0500Soundset Wrap Uphttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/322http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/322<p>With over 17,000 people in attendance this was our most successful Soundset yet! We'd like to thank all of the artists who performed, everyone who worked behind the scenes and of course you our dedicated and loyal fans for making Soundset an amazing success! If you missed any coverage of the event head over to www.soundsetfestival.com or check out the pictures on our flickr page. Stay tuned for some exclusive video and additional Soundset updates! <br /><br /> BK-One wanted to share his "Soundset Practice Sessions" mix with you which you can download right here. <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 04 Jun 2010 15:06:00 -0500B-Boy/Girl Prelims & Artist Black Book Signing this Saturday at Fifth Elementhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/314http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/314<p>This Saturday you can catch plenty of pre-Soundset action at Fifth Element in Minneapolis. <br /><br /> From 1PM - 6PM you can catch the B-Boy/Girl Prelims 5 on 5 battle in the parking lot behind <strong>Fifth Element</strong>. The event is free and battles start at 1PM so be sure to get there early! This prelim battle will determine which crews compete at Soundset this year so stop by <strong>Fifth Element</strong> on Saturday to catch all of the action! <br /><br /> We've also got a Black Book Session happening from 8PM-9PM at <strong>Fifth Element</strong> on Saturday with members of The Seventh Letter. It'll give you a chance to check out some work and meet the artists painting the "Live Painting Wall" at <strong>Soundset</strong> the following day! <br /><br /> If you have additional questions about these events feel free to call <strong>Fifth Element</strong> 612.377.0044. <br /><br /> Buy your Soundset Festiva...</p>RhymesayersThu, 27 May 2010 21:38:00 -0500Soundset B-Boy Prelims at Fifth Element this Saturday!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/313http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/313<p>Soundset 2010 B-Boy/Girl Pre Lim 5 on 5 Battle<br /> Saturday May 29, 2010, 1 PM to 6 PM <br /> Fifth Element <br /> 2411 Hennepin Ave S MPLS 55405<br /> FREE EVENT!<br /> FOR MORE INFO: 612 377 0044</p><p>The Soundset B-Boy/Girl Battle has been an event highlight for the past two<br /> years and you can expect the tradition to continue this Sunday! With a<br /> increased number of crews registering to compete we’ve decided to host<br /> our first Pre Lim Battle!</p><p>The first part of the showdown will take place this Saturday . Come thru and watch the 5 person crews battle move<br /> for move; classic style, innovative power moves, intricate routines, &amp; a<br /> whole lotta soul!</p><p><object width="480" height="385" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/8SFGo0-IDf4&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8SFGo0-IDf4&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>The Soundset B-boy/Girl Finals take place at Soundset on Sunday with beats<br /> spun by <strong>The 45 King, Plain Ole Bill, Rob Swift, Kid Cut Up, DJ Revolution,<br /> Mike The 2600 King, &amp; DJ Pratt</strong>!...</p>RhymesayersThu, 27 May 2010 05:11:00 -0500VIP PARKING, CHECK IN & MOREhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/311http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/311<p>Hello VIP ticket holder and welcome to Soundset 2010. Please read through the following info prior to your arrival to Shakopee, MN this Sunday, May 30, 2010. <br /><br /> <span ><strong>DIRECTIONS</strong></span><br /> Please take this route to Canterbury, it is for VIP ticket holders only and will get you parked closest to the festival grounds. <br /><br /> <strong>STARTING AT: US 169 SOUTH</strong><br /> EXIT TOWARD MN-13 / SAVAGE / HENNEPIN COUNTY 101 / SHAKOPEE<br /> MERGE ONTO MN 101-NORTH<br /> TURN LEFT AT SHENANDOAH DRIVE <br /><br /> <strong>STARTING FROM US 169 NORTH JOHNSON MEMORIAL DRIVE</strong><br /> HEAD EAST ON US 169 NORTH / JOHNSON MEMORIAL DRIVE TOWARD CO. ROAD 69 / OLD BRICK YARD ROAD<br /> TAKE THE 1ST LEFT ONTO CO ROAD / OLD BRICK YARD ROAD<br /> CONTINUE TO FOLLOW RD 69<br /> SLIGHT LEFT AT FULLER STREET SOUTH<br /> CONTINUE STRAIGHT ONTO MN 101 SOUTH<br /> TURN RIGHT AT SHENANDOAH DRIVE <br /><br /> <strong>GET YOUR GOOGLE MAPS ON:</strong> http://i...</p>RhymesayersThu, 27 May 2010 05:04:00 -0500Soundset, Ironlak & Seventh Letter present the Live Painting Wall featuring Sever, Pose, Risk, Ewokhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/312http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/312<p>Ewok at Soundset 2009<br /></p><p>Soundset has partnered with Ironlak and The Seventh Letter Crew to bring some of the worlds most talented visual artists, who will be live painting all day: Sever, Pose, Risk, and Ewok. In addition, some of the artists will be doing a signing at the Ironlak booth, schedule will be available on site.</p><p>Also, Saturday, May 29th from 8-9PM, Stop by Fifth Element for a Black Book Session with the above mentioned artists.</p><p><strong>Risk</strong> -</p><p><object width="400" height="225" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/WMNR4JIoRYk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/WMNR4JIoRYk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p><strong>Sever</strong> -</p><p><object width="400" height="225" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/ehLadmPIQUo&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ehLadmPIQUo&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;rel=0" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p><strong>Ewok &amp; Pose</strong> - Check Pose's new show with KC Ortiz at Known Gallery here.</p><p><object width="400" height="225" data="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7527531&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7527531&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /></object></p><p>Buy your Soundset Festival &amp; After Party tickets online through Ticketmaster or walk up through Fifth Element in Minneapolis!<br /> <strong><br /> </strong></p>RhymesayersWed, 26 May 2010 05:04:00 -0500Last of the Record Buyers makes Soundset debuthttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/310http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/310<p> <br /><br /> <strong>The Last Of The Record Buyers</strong> is a MPLS born production event started by Brandon Allday and Kevin Beacham*. Once a month any and all producers are invited to come thru with beats on a CD or IPOD and let the people hear what they got. The goal is to provide a forum for producers to showcase their work, get feedback from their peers, network with people on the scene, and encourage collaborations with MCs and other Producers. <br /><br /> Also, on select occasions LRB expands it repertoire with special events such as the previous Content Under Pressure and now this years LRB Event at Soundset 2010. <br /><br /> Taking place in the “B-boy/Girl &amp; DJ Tent”, this Special Edition of LRB is action packed from start to finish: <br /><br /> Local Producers Showcase: <strong>Benzilla, Nick Fource, Sinister Grinch, Prime Cut, Cory Grindberg...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 24 May 2010 05:01:00 -0500The Official 2010 Soundset Site Map!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/309http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/309<p> <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter<br /><strong>After Party RSVP:</strong> Facebook<br /><br /> Buy your Soundset Festival &amp; After Party tickets online through Ticketmaster or walk up through Fifth Element in Minneapolis! <br /><br /> Make sure you follow, fan or text "SS2010" to #66937 for Soundset updates and your chance to win! <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace</p>RhymesayersSat, 22 May 2010 04:58:00 -0500Brother Ali to rock Main Stage at Soundset 2010!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/308http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/308<p>Since Brother Ali dropped his latest record <em>Us</em>. He's been relentlessly touring the United States, Canada and Europe to support his latest release. <strong>Brother Ali</strong> just finished his "Breakin' Dawn Tour" with friend and DJ BK-One as well as Soundset performer Fashawn. Download the their tour anthem track "Breakin' Dawn Boys". <br /><br /> <object width="560" height="340" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/lsPaYZ26Cw0&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/lsPaYZ26Cw0&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Catch <strong>Brother Ali</strong> Sunday, May 30th on the Main Stage at Soundset! <br /><br /> You can also catch Brother Ali playing some the Glastonbury, Open Air, Peace &amp; Love &amp; Roskilde Festivals this summer. You can catch him next Saturday, May 29th at the Sasquatch Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington. <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter<br /><strong>After Party RSVP:</strong> Facebook<br /><br /> Buy your Soundset Festival &amp; After Party tickets online through Ticketmaster or walk up through Fifth Element in Minne...</p>RhymesayersFri, 21 May 2010 04:54:00 -0500Z-Trip returns to rock the Official Soundset After Party!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/307http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/307<p>Z-Trip is considered to be one of the best live performance DJs in history, by both fans and peers. Fans voted him "America's Best DJ" in 2009, beating out over 100 other DJ's in; DJ's Times highly acclaimed readers poll. It"s a fact that many call him the "godfather of mash-ups", as he is one of the originators of the genre. His worldwide sold out shows continue to set attendance records while drawing critical praise. "One of the great musical moments from Coachella was the frenzied set by turntable wizard Z-Trip. He had fans howling and bobbing, closing his set with a surprise appearance by Beck." -The LA Times. The LA Times review was well deserved as Z-Trip performed to a jam packed tent of over 10,000 that day. <br /><br /> He has crisscrossed the globe numerous times since Coachella 2002, cha...</p>RhymesayersWed, 19 May 2010 04:38:00 -0500Who’s playing the 2010 Soundset Fifth Element Stage?http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/306http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/306<p>Catch some of the finest underground hip hop has to offer this year on the <strong>Fifth Element Stage</strong> at Soundset! The stage will feature some already well established artists as well as local and national up and coming artists who have been making noise this year! You can catch <strong>Busdriver, Dessa, Themselves, Fashawn, Toki Wright, Yelawolf, Prof with Rahzwell, A.R.M, Dark Time Sunshine, Cecil Otter, Ernest Rhodes, Mike Dreams, Ice Rod, I.B.E, DJ Snuggles &amp; DJ Anton</strong> Sunday, May 30th on the <strong>Fifth Element Stage at Soundset. <br /><br /> <object width="480" height="385" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/1jMPBY4aBhw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/1jMPBY4aBhw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> <strong>Soundset RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter<br /><strong>After Party RSVP:</strong> Facebook<br /><br /> Buy your Soundset Festival &amp; After Party tickets online through Ticketmaster or walk up through Fifth Element in Minneapolis! <br /><br /> Make sure you follow, fan or text "SS2010" to #66937 for Soundset updates and your chance...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 17 May 2010 18:12:00 -05003rd Annual Soundset Skate Demo & Trick Contesthttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/305http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/305<p>Soundset is proud to annouce the 3rd annual skate demo and contest. What was previously a street course, this year we've partnered up with Vitamin Water to bring in three mini ramps at this years event on may 30th, Memorial Day Weekend at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. Top skateboarders from around the Midwest will be on hand from 3rd Lair Skate Park &amp; Familia Skate Shop! <br /><br /> The top three contestants will receive great prize packs from <strong>Soundset, Rhymesayers, Vitamin Water, 3rd Lair, Familia, and Fifth Element</strong> and the winner will receive Back Stage Access and seating for 2 for the headline act! <br /><br /> Any Skater with a Soundset ticket is eligible to compete. For more information and to register for the contest contact Mark Muller @ 612.388.3709 | mark@3rdlair.com <br /><br /><object width="560" height="340" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/eoAyGEeu-oM&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/eoAyGEeu-oM&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> <strong>Soundset RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twi...</p>RhymesayersFri, 14 May 2010 22:10:00 -0500Video: Toki Wright - By the Time I Get to Arizona 2010http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/304http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/304<p>Dear Friends, Family, and Allies, <br /><br /> On Friday, April 23rd 2010 at approximately 1:30pm Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed into law the most aggressive bill against undocumented residents in the United States. Under Senate Bill 1070 local police departments have been given the authority to identify, detain, and deport anyone they deem to be illegally in the US based solely on their suspicion. Yet we ask, "what does illegal look like?" <br /><br /> We the people believe that this is not only a decision deeply rooted in racism, but also a political plot to cause disruption between the State and Federal government at the expense of hard working families. The same stigma that has plagued people of color in unfair hiring and housing practices, education, police profiling and more has now been passed in...</p>RhymesayersFri, 14 May 2010 14:42:00 -0500 Catch BK-One at Soundset and the Official Soundset After Partyhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/302http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/302<p>BK-One has been busy since the release of his latest album <em>Rádio Do Canibal</em>, he's been touring relentlessly throughout the US, Canada &amp; Western Europe with friend and MC Brother Ali. <br /><br /> You can catch <strong>BK-One</strong> opening up the Main Stage at Soundset performing with <strong>Brother Ali</strong> and last but not least rockin' the Official Soundset After Party with <strong>The Radio Do Canibal All-Stars</strong> . If you're unfamiliar with the record head over to Rhymesayers.com/Releases to get a taste of what the after party will be like. Check out <strong>"Tema Do Canibal"</strong> below, featuring the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. <br /><br /> <object width="560" height="340" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/8HPLF3hs1ZA&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8HPLF3hs1ZA&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Make sure you catch <strong>BK-One</strong> this year on the <strong>Soundset</strong> Main Stage as well as at the Official Soundset After Party. <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter<br /><strong>After Party RSVP:</strong> Facebook<br /><br /> Buy your Soundset Festival &amp; After Party tick...</p>RhymesayersThu, 13 May 2010 17:44:00 -0500Soundset After Party tickets on sale today!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/300http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/300<p>Due to popular demand, we have confirmed the official Soundset after party at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The after party will feature <strong>Z-Trip, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, BK-One &amp; The Radio Do Canibal All-Stars</strong> and <strong>Jimmy 2 Times &amp; Plain Ole Bill </strong>. You have to be 18+ to party, and 21+ to party with adult beverages. Doors and event start at 10:00pm and tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door. Soundset will end by 8:30PM, so you'll have plenty of time to get downtown Minneapolis but get there early because you don't want to miss any of the action! The after party is presented by Soundset and First Avenue off festival grounds so it is a separate ticketed event. Tickets are available today at Fifth Element &amp; Ticketmaster. Follow @Soundset on Twitter &amp; friend us on Facebook for chances to w...</p>RhymesayersSat, 08 May 2010 12:49:00 -0500Official Soundset After Party!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/296http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/296<p>Due to popular demand, we have confirmed the official Soundset after party at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The after party will feature <strong>Z-Trip, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, BK-One &amp; The Radio Do Canibal All-Stars</strong> and <strong>Jimmy 2 Times &amp; Plain Ole Bill </strong>. You have to be 18+ to party, and 21+ to party with adult beverages. Doors and event start at 10:00pm and tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door. Soundset will end by 8:30PM, so you'll have plenty of time to get downtown Minneapolis but get there early because you don't want to miss any of the action! The after party is presented by Soundset and First Avenue off festival grounds so it is a separate ticketed event. Tickets go on sale, Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11:00am at Fifth Element &amp; Ticketmaster. Follow @Soundset on Twitter &amp; friend us on ...</p>RhymesayersTue, 04 May 2010 14:18:00 -0500Video: Freeway & Jake One Premiere "She Makes Me Feel Alright"http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/295http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/295<p>Coming off the success of their critically acclaimed album <em>The Stimulus Package</em>, Freeway &amp; Jake One return to Minnesota to rock the 2010 Soundset Festival main stage. <br /><br /> <strong>Free &amp; Jake</strong> have been busy supporting the release of the new record. They been playing shows together all over the country and have been getting some great press for the album. <strong>Freeway</strong> landed the cover of Murder Dog Magazine &amp; hopped in the ride with Pitchfork.TV to discuss the album. Both <strong>Free &amp; Jake</strong> appeared at this years SXSW music festival in Austin, TX. <br /><br /> Today in conjunction with MTV Jams' "Philly Day" <strong>Freeway &amp; Jake One</strong> premiere their highly anticipated video for "She Makes Me Feel Alright" which you can watch below. You can tune into <strong>MTV Jams</strong> or head over to Twitter.com/MTVJams for more updates on "Philly Day". <br /><br /> <object width="512" height="319" data="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:511531" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="configParams=id%3D1638222%26vid%3D511531%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A511531" /><param name="src" value="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:511531" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> D...</p>RhymesayersSun, 02 May 2010 15:27:00 -0500Atmosphere headlines Soundset 2010http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/292http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/292<p>While Atmosphere may have been quiet the last few months they definitely haven't been idle. They've been busy recording an EP to coincide with the release of long time friend and <strong>Atmosphere</strong> documentarian Dan Monick's book. The book spans over seven years of <strong>Atmosphere</strong> history and will be available later this fall. <strong>Slug</strong> talks about the two projects on RSE Radio which you can listen to over at Rhymesayers.com/Radio. Speaking of <strong>RSE Radio</strong> you can now catch <strong>Slug</strong> every Saturday night from 9PM-11PM CST on RSE Radio as he joins Siddiq to co-host each week. Tune in to 90.3FM Minneapolis &amp; 106.7FM St. Paul or you can listen online at KFAI.org <br /><br /> The band added two new members to the family recently. <strong>Slug</strong> welcomed his new son into the world and <strong>Erick</strong> the keyboard player is now the proud father of a...</p>RhymesayersFri, 30 Apr 2010 23:41:00 -0500Do you know who’s playing at Soundset 2010?http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/291http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/291<p><object width="560" height="340" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/zSQEGyUsAbQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zSQEGyUsAbQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents bring you the third annual Soundset Festival Sunday, May 30th 2010: the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN . <br /><br /> Confirmed artists for Soundset 2010 include: Atmosphere, Method Man &amp; Redman, Brother Ali, Hieroglyphics featuring Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love, P.O.S, Murs, Freeway &amp; Jake One, Eyedea &amp; Abilities, Wiz Khalifa, Cage, DJ Rob Swift, Grieves &amp; Budo, 45 King, People Under The Stairs, BK One, DJ Revolution, Dessa, Yelawolf, Fashawn, Themselves, Busdriver, Toki Wright, Solillaquists of Sound, Prof with Rahzwell, Cecil Otter, Dark Time Sunshine, Ernest Rhodes, A.R.M , Mike Dreams, I.B....</p>RhymesayersTue, 27 Apr 2010 20:12:00 -05002010 Soundset Slow & Low Custom Car Showhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/283http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/283<p>Just like the Soundset '09 Festival this year's <strong>Slow and Low Car Show</strong> promises to be bigger and better! There is a hydraulic hop contest with a $1000 cash prize for the winner, a $500 cash prize for the "<strong>Best in Show</strong>" winner, a "<strong>People's Choice</strong>" trophy so the crowd can vote for their favorite car. Plus, this year we have added an <strong>SPL Sound Competition</strong>. So bring out those top quality cars May 30th for the Slow and Low Custom Car Show at Soundset! For registration information and a complete list of rules and tropy categories please email slowlow@rhymesayers.com or call 612-377-0044, ask for Phil. <br /><br /> <object width="560" height="340" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/I1USM5DHirw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/I1USM5DHirw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Buy your tickets now online through Ticketmaster or walk up through Fifth Element in Minneapolis! <br /><br /> <strong>RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymes...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 19 Apr 2010 15:48:00 -0500Record Store Day at Fifth Element Today!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/282http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/282<p>Come through and celebrate a special Soundset Festival x <strong>Record Store Day</strong> event today at Fifth Element in Minneapolis! If you're not familiar with the Indie Record Store "Holiday", Record Store Day is a annual event to show appreciation and honor the importance of Independent Record Stores World Wide! Across the world stores will be doing a variety of events, in stores, &amp; specials. <br /><br /> <strong>FIFTH ELEMENT RECORD STORE DAY EVENT 2010: WITH SPECIAL SOUNDSET DEALS ALL DAY!!</strong><br /> In a time of stores closing at a rapid rate, Fifth Element is as strong as ever with 11 years in the game! We'll be celebrating Record Store Day by showcasing some of the Twin Cities finest and upcoming local talent. <br /><br /> <strong>Freestyles/Short Performances Sets By:</strong> Eyedea, Dessa, A.R.M, Prof &amp; Rahzwell, Longshot, DJ Snuggles, Mike Dreams...</p>RhymesayersSat, 17 Apr 2010 15:26:00 -0500Join the Soundset street teamhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/276http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/276<p>It is officially Soundset Season once again! The line-up has been announced, tickets are on sale, and all sorts of exciting stuff!! <br /><br /> Now it's time to make sure everyone knows about it. Last year we reached out to the ever-important youth at High Schools all over the <strong>Twin Cities</strong> and outer suburbs to spread the word to their friends. Many of those same High Schoolers have returned to help again this year. However, we could still use a helping hand in the schools listed below. <br /><br /> THE PLAN: Rhymesayers is looking for a few <strong>Minnesota high school</strong> students to help spread the word of our Soundset ’10 festival. We will provide fliers, posters and web images for the first selected reps from each school listed below. For your support each person will receive a pair of tickets to Soundset ’10. To get...</p>RhymesayersMon, 12 Apr 2010 23:16:00 -05002010 Soundset B-Boy & DJ Tenthttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/275http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/275<p>B-boy/DJ Tent Featuring The B-boy/Girl Battle At Soundset Finals. Live on the Turntables: <strong>45 King, DJ Revolution, Rob Swift, Kid Cut Up, DJ Pratt, Plain Ole Bill, &amp; Mike the 2600 King</strong>! Also including a Special Last of The Record Buyers Production Event with <strong>Jake One, Vitamin D, Jel</strong> &amp; a "Live Production Team Showcase" featuring ! Plus Bonus Beats by <strong>Domino , 45 King, Budo, Nicademus, Benzilla, Cory Grindberg, GMO, Sinister Grynch</strong> and more! <br /><br /> <object width="480" height="385" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/8SFGo0-IDf4&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8SFGo0-IDf4&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> E-mail SounsetBBoyBattle@gmail.com for more information or to register your crew. <br /><br /> <strong>RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter <br /><br /> Soundset tickets available online at Ticketmaster and walk up at Fifth Element in Minneapolis! <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace</p>RhymesayersMon, 12 Apr 2010 20:46:00 -0500Catch a FREE ride to Soundsethttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/272http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/272<p>Soundset is officially offering a <strong>FREE</strong> ride to those of you that do not have transportation to Shakopee, MN. <br /><br /> Here's the deal, Soundset will offer a FREE shuttle service from Mall of America at the North Bus Loop direct to Canterbury- dropping off at the entrance to the concert site. We will have 2 buses going every half hour starting at 10:00am. Please note, the pick up location is NOT the MOA transit center. Just look for the orange school buses that say Positive Connection and SOUNDSET. The FREE shuttles run every half hour, with the last bus departing Soundset at 9:30PM. <br /><br /> If you have any questions, please email soundset@rhymesayers.com with subject: Transportation. <br /><br /> To get to MOA on public transportation, check out this link: MetroTransit Trip Planner <br /><br /> <strong>RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter <br /><br /> Soun...</p>RhymesayersThu, 08 Apr 2010 15:39:00 -05002010 Soundset tickets officially on sale!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/266http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/266<p>Rhymesayers Entertainment and <strong>Rose Presents</strong> bring you the third annual Soundset Festival <strong>Sunday, May 30th 2010</strong>: the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at <strong>Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN</strong> . <br /><br /> Confirmed artists for Soundset 2010 include: <strong>Atmosphere, Method Man &amp; Redman, Brother Ali, Hieroglyphics featuring Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love, P.O.S, Murs, Freeway &amp; Jake One, Eyedea &amp; Abilities, Wiz Khalifa, Cage, DJ Rob Swift, Grieves &amp; Budo, 45 King, People Under The Stairs, BK One, DJ Revolution, Dessa, Yelawolf, Fashawn, Themselves, Busdriver, Toki Wright, Solillaquists of Sound, Prof with Rahzwell, Cecil Otter, Dark Time Sunshine, Ernest Rhodes, A.R.M , Mike Dreams, I.B.E...</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 02 Apr 2010 14:25:00 -0500Official 2010 Soundset Line Up Announced!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/263http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/263<p>Rhymesayers Entertainment and <strong>Rose Presents</strong> bring you the third annual Soundset Festival <strong>Sunday, May 30th 2010</strong>: the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at <strong>Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN</strong> . <br /><br /> Confirmed artists for Soundset 2010 include: <strong>Atmosphere, Method Man &amp; Redman, Brother Ali, Hieroglyphics featuring Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love, P.O.S, Murs, Freeway &amp; Jake One, Eyedea &amp; Abilities, Wiz Khalifa, Cage, DJ Rob Swift, Grieves &amp; Budo, 45 King, People Under The Stairs, BK One, DJ Revolution, Dessa, Yelawolf, Fashawn, Themselves, Busdriver, Toki Wright, Solillaquists of Sound, Prof with Rahzwell, Cecil Otter, Dark Time Sunshine, Ernest Rhodes, A.R.M , Mike Dreams, I.B.E...</strong></p>RhymesayersTue, 30 Mar 2010 19:24:00 -0500Soundset '10 Line Up & Ticket Infohttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/258http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/258<p>More info coming next week! Until then link up with Soundset on any and all of the sites below for the official lineup &amp; ticket information! <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 26 Mar 2010 22:14:00 -0500