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J. Cole, Ice Cube, Freddie Gibbs + Madlib, Atmosphere & More To Play Minnesota's 2015 Soundset Festival

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A clear sign that the Minneapolis-St. Paul hip-hop scene is continuing to diversify and prosper, the Soundset Music Festival's 2015 lineup was announced today. On the bill are J. Cole, Ice Cube, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Atmosphere, Big Sean, Ludacris, Brother Ali, Smif-n-Wessun and many more. Presented by Rhymesayers, the festival has grown up form its origins as a small local showcase into a full-on national draw. Past years have brought the likes of Nas, Chance the Rapper, Snoop Dogg and Ghostface Killah up to Minnesota for the one-day festival, help just outside the Minneapolis city limits.

This year's festival goes down on May 24th and is buffeted by a strong crop of local talent, including Brother Ali, Dessa, Aesop Rock and deM atlaS, and will be co-hosted by Sway Calloway. B-Boy/B-Girl competitions, an on-grounds car show, food from dozens of local vendors and a Skateboard Showdown will help round out the day. Check the full lineup below and if you're going to be in the Midwest this spring, be sure to make it to this epic day of high-variety hip-hop. Tickets go on sale March 5th here.

Soundset 2015 Lineup:


J. Cole

Ice Cube

Big Sean




Dilated Peoples

Clockwork Indigo

Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers

Brother Ali

Vic Mensa

Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic & DJ Abilities


DJ Jazzy Jay



20 Year Anniversary of Dah Shinin'

DJ Babu

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Vince Staples


DJ Eclipse

deM atlaS

DJ Supreme

B. Dolan




Chester Watson


Sean Anonymous

Manny Phesto

Freez with DJ Willie Shu


DJ Lean Rock

DJ Stage One

DJ Adatrak

DJ Str8Reppin