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The Soundset 2012 lineup was just officially announced, and it's got a ton of heavy hitters. Soundset pulls in top talent year after year, always doing an excellent job of featuring established artists, newer sensations, and plenty of local talent. Check out the lineup and share your thoughts in the comments section below so we can get a dialogue started!
In case the poster is too small to read, here is the entire lineup in text:
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), and Los Boogie. Hosted by Brother Ali, MaLLy & J Pratt.Update: Last night to hit up JBird on Twitter about the logistics of this year's festival, because there was some confusion about how many stages there were. At this year's Soundset, there will be three stages instead of the usual two: two "main stages" and the Fifth Element stage. JBird said that the two main stages will run back-to-back, all day long with no intermissions. I interpreted this to mean that there will never be simultaneous performances on the main stages, only with the smaller Fifth Element side stage. My best guess is this will give more opportunity for the slightly smaller national acts (Macklemore, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, etc.) and all the Rhymesayers artists to grace the main stage, while smaller and local acts will hold things down at the Fifth Element stage.