News RoundUp • Rhymesayers Announces Soundset 2016 Festival Lineup, The Indy 500 to host infield concert event 'Snake Pit', Lil Wayne Hints Collaboration with Chance The Rapper

Minneapolis-based independent record label Rhymesayers has announced the lineup for their 9th Annual Soundset Festival. The all ages hip-hop festival is held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in the state's capital St. Paul, Minnesota. Soundset features 40+ artists over 10+ hours. Handling headlining duties this year will be Atmosphere, A$AP Rocky, Future, The Roots and Common. Beyond the three stages of music, the festival will also host a custom car show, a skateboard showdown, B-Boy / B-Girl sessions, freestyle battles and more. Attendance in 2015 was approximately 30,000+ attendees, and we're not expecting it to get any smaller this year.

Additional confirmed artists for Soundset 2016 include Prof, Doomtree (P.O.S + Dessa + Sims + Cecil Otter + Mike Mictlan + Paper Tiger + Lazerbeak), Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Brown, Lizzo, Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman (Lice), Jay Rock, Post Malone, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Raury, Murs & 9th Wonder, Pharoahe Monch, Mick Jenkins, Goldlink, Pouya, Crazy Legs / Rock Steady Crew, Domo Genesis, Blueprint, DJ Marley Marl, Jazzy Joyce, A-F-R-O, I Self Devine & Muja Messiah Present 9th House, NoName Gypsy, Finding Novyon, Lexii Alijai, Skeme Richards, Baby Shel & DJ Quincy James, Reverie, Jesse De La Pena, DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, DJ Shannon Blowtorch, DJ Just Nine. The event will be hosted by Sway Calloway, Heather B, JPRATT & CROS One.

Tickets for the Memorial Day weekend festival are on-sale now. The event is rain or shine.

Cover photo by Van Styles.


The Indianapolis 500 and Chicago-based promotion company React Presents have announced the lineup for Snake Pit, a electronic music concert spectacular held during this years 100th running of the iconic The Indianapolis 500. The event will be held on Sunday, May 29th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the infield at Turn 3. The concert will feature headlining performances from Skrillex, Martin Garrix, Zeds Dead and West Coast hip-hop producer DJ Mustard.

Ticket packages start at $60.00 for a General Admission ticket to both Snake Pit and includes race day entry. Watch the event's official trailer below.


In a live stream on March 1st via the app LiVideo, Lil Wayne hinted at a future collaboration with Chance The Rapper. The short clip features the following quote: "Right now Im on the studio bus, I'm working on a feature song for Chance The Rapper, shout out Chance The Rapper." There is no word on where the song will end up but phrasing suggests it's a feature for a future Chance project. The announcement was made on LiVideo, an app where artists can livestream content to fans for 99 cents a month. As a user,  you need to build up a following of over 100K+ followers to livestream.

Lil Wayne and Chance The Rapper previously collaborated on "You Song" featured on Wayne's Dedication 5 mixtape released in 2013. Lil Wayne just released a collaborative project with 2 Chainz titled Collegrove on March 4th, 2016.


Patrick 'Pwelbs' Welby

Chicago, IL

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