Soundset will not go ahead in 2020, Rhymesayers announce

The hip-hop festival has run every year since 2008.
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The organizers behind the annual Soundset festival have announced it will not go ahead in 2020.

The hip-hop festival has been held in the Twin Cities every year since 2008, but on Friday organizers Rhymesayers Entertainment, the Minneapolis-based record label, announced it will be taking a break this year.

"We made the difficult decision to take a year off to assess what Soundset will become in the new decade," a statement from Rhymesayers said.

"Since 2008, we have refused to compromise on any detail of Soundset, upholding the highest standards to provide fans, artists, partners and crew with an exceptional experience.

"In 2020, we will focus that same love and dedication on a celebration event for the Rhymesayers 25th anniversary set to take place later this year."

Last year's Soundset was held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Memorial Day Weekend, and featured acts including Lil Wayne, Run the Jewels, DMX, and the Twin Cities'-own Atmosphere.

"Last year, we enjoyed monumental performances and received some of the most positive feedback in Soundset's history from both fans and the community. Together, we created something special," the statement continues.

"The past twelve years have left us all with memories that will last a lifetime – and we are just getting started."

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