This weekend is looking like a glorious one for anyone in the Twin Cities. Not only will we celebrate the life of the late great Prince, Record Store Day festivities will also be plentiful across the metro. One of the more notable RSD events is Fifth Element/Rhymesayer’s annual sale at their headquarters in Uptown. This year they’ll be offering 20% of select vinyls and up to 50% off select CDs, they will also have a boat load of merch and used vinyl to dig through. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be live sets from DJ Keezy, Destiny Roberts, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, and DJ Just Nine. This event is free and open to all ages, make sure to come early if you’re serious about scoring some of the hotter deals.
Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Sunday, May 28th @ 11AM-9:30PM
The good people from Rhymesayers announced the lineup for their annual Soundset Music Festival awhile back and it doesn’t disappoint. Last year was the first year at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and the event proved to be a huge success. This year’s festival features another STACKED lineup with performances from Ms Lauryn Hill, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, T.I., Lil Uzi Vert, Pusha T, Talib Kweli, and Denzel Curry among MANY others. Locals on this years lineup include the stand4rd, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Mod Sun, Zuluzuluu, Sophia Eris, and J. Plaza, all of whom deserve their respective slots. General admission tickets are currently available for $74, if you want to go all out you can buy VIP tickets (18+ only) for $194. Although the event will probably not sell out, ticket prices increase as we get closer to the event date; it would be wise to purchase your tickets sooner rather than later. Click the link below for tickets and more information regarding the festival.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, December 13th @ 9PM
IPR & Rhymesayers will join forces tonight for what should be a great show. The event features performances from quick spitting J. Plaza, hard hitting Nazeem & Spencer Joles and Creeps & Geeks; a solid lineup for the price of FREE.99. This one is 18+, so make sure to get there early to insure your entrance.
Soundset 2016 was a fuckin blast. The move to the State Fair Grounds proved a genius decision, everything about the experience was heightened to another level save for the bathrooms. Notable performances included Finding Novyon, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Mick Jenkins, Raury, Common, Prof, and Anderson .Paak among a host of others. Check out the wrap up video above and keep an eye out for more.
Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul When: Sunday, May 29th // 11AM-9:30PM
The good people over at Rhymesayers finally announced the lineup for this year’s Soundset Music Festival and it’s fucking insane. This year’s event will be headlined by A$AP Rocky, Future and Atmosphere, with other performances including Common, The Roots, Danny Brown, Post Malone, Machine Gun Kelly, Lizzo, Raury, DJ Marley Marl, Mick Jenkins and Pharoahe Monch among others. With the 2016 festival taking place at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, everyone can expect much easier access to the event. Arguably the strongest lineup in the festival’s storied history, tickets are set to go on sale at 11AM on March 4th. The early bird rate started at $53 and the level 2 general admissions prices are set at $79, if you happen to snooze you might end up paying $88 for the level 3 tickets. Those interested in buying early should stop by Fifth Element in person on March 4th, that’s literally your best bet to grab tickets at the cheapest price. Click the link below for more information regarding the festival.
IPR & Rhymesayers will be bringing Greg Grease & St. Paul Slim to Icehouse this Wednesday in conjunction with their on going “Hip Hop Essentials” campaign. No word on whether anyone else will hit the stage but we’d be willing to bet that you’ll see a few familiar faces throughout the night. This one is 21+ and the event is FREE, if you’re looking for something fun to fill out your week, look no further.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, May 23rd @ 7PM
With Soundset’s lineup making major waves in the Minnesota music scene, the pre-party stacks up pretty well itself. The event will feature performances from Prof, Fashawn & DJ Exile, Bobby Raps, BLVCK SPVCE, and DJ Fundo; rounding out a solid night. The pre-party is 18+ and tickets will be $20, click the link below to grab yours now.
The good people over at Rhymesayers have finally announced the lineup for Soundset 2015. Received with mixed criticism, this year’s lineup features J. Cole, Big Sean, Ludacris, Dilated Peoples, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Vic Mensa, deM atlaS, Father, Sean Anonymous, Manny Phesto, Brother Ali, Clockwork Indigo and many…many more. Tickets for this year’s event are on sale for $62, check out the full lineup above and click the link below for more information via Soundset’s official website.
With Record Store Day nearly upon us, Fifth Element recently announced their all day event. In addition to a ton of amazing deals, the store will be offering up to 50% off on CDs & LPs along with a few special J Dilla Deals. Throughout the day you’ll see performances from Greg Grease, Andrew Broder, Freez & Mike Frey, UpRock and Crescent Moon; we wouldn’t be surprised if a few special guests appear. If all of that wasn’t enough, World Street Kitchen’s food truck will be on site to provide the food. Good food, good music, good deals and it’s free, why wouldn’t you go?
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, January 17th @ 8PM
deM atlaS has come a long way. In just 2 years he’s gone from a mere up and comer with a HOT first project, hitting up small shows, parties and open mics regularly; now the kid’s signed to Rhymesayers, the city’s leading hip hop label and has performed on major stages like SoundSet and Odd Future’s Flog Gnaw Carnival. With the release of his most recent project, DWNR, doing well at the end of 2014, deM is now gearing up for his first headlining show tonight at the 7th Street Entry. This one’s 18+ and tickets are currently sold out, if you’re dying to go you’ll have to scan Craigslist or Facebook.