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Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon top Soundset 2012 lineup

Hip-hop has long been a mainstay in Minnesota (and wrongfully overlooked at times), so it makes sense that Soundset takes place in our backyard thanks to the good folks at local label Rhymesayers. The 2012 installment of the festival is coming back to Canterbury Park in the recently SNL-parodied city of Shakopee on May 27, and if years past are any indication, tickets will sell-out faster than ever, hinged on impressive line-ups of extremely new and quickly rising artists alongside veterans. Most of the line-up will no doubt travel far and wide for the event to probably play their largest audience.

The big names to watch out for include Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Aesop Rock, P.O.S., Big K.R.I.T. and Astronautalis. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, of course, as the festival will include over 40 artists performing on two stages and will be hosted by Brother Ali, MaLLy and J Pratt. Other festivities are back this go-around including skateboard demos, a custom car show, B-Boy battles and more.

Here’s the full lineup:

Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock, P.O.S, Macklemore & 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 (DJ set), Medusa, Chief Kamachi, Grynch, Chuuwee, Paten Locke and Willie Evans Jr. are DUMBTRON, Villa Rosa (Muja Messiah & Maria Isa), The Tribe & Big Cats, Audio Perm, Long Doe (Tony Bones, Big Wiz & Mike The Martyr), Auddio Draggon (Gene Poole & Xilam Balam), Tomorrow’s Genius, BdotCroc, DJ Stage One, DJ Kool AKIEM, LAST WORD, Kid Cut Up, Superbrush427, DIVINCI (of Solillaquists of Sound), Los Boogie

Tickets are on sale Saturday, March 10 2012 at 11 a.m. CST to the general public through www.ticketweb.com and Fifth Element. General admission tickets are $38 with a $3 facility fee and parking included in the price. VIP options are also available for your consideration.

All of the details on the event can be found at Soundset’s Facebook and official website.