We had the pleasure to head to Minnesota once again this year to cover the 8th annual Soundset Festival that happens to be the largest hip-hop only festival in the WORLD! On Friday we had a live broadcast from Fifth Element in Minneapolis where we had the opportunity to sit down with the founders of this incredible display of music and culture, Rhymesayers own Siddiq and J-Bird.
The duo explain how the festival came about, including having the first installment in 1997 and then taking a break until just a few years ago. We also hear how they met and both of their backgrounds in the music industry.
With a roster that ranges from legends like Ludacris and Ice Cube, underground all-stars like Atmosphere and Dialated Peoples to some of the hottest in the game like J. Cole and Big Sean, Siddiq and J-Bird speak on their unique ability to bring forth such a diverse roster.
Check out the full interview below and stay tuned for much, much more exclusive content from the largest hip-hop festival in the world, Soundset!