5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Rolling Loud 2018

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We shouldn’t really need to spell out reasons of why you need to attend Rolling Loud this year, the stacked lineup practically sells itself, but we’re going to anyways.

Not only is the rap music festival in Miami arguably the best music festival of the year (for a second straight year), but fans will have opportunities to hear a bunch of exclusive performances for the first time. From La Flame to Postey and more, you can expect a number of artists to make some live debuts at Rolling Loud.

Check out our list of our five reasons you can’t miss Rolling Loud 2018 below.

It’s the best festival lineup of the year

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Let’s be real, for the second straight year, Rolling Loud’s Miami festival has the best lineup of all music festivals. Perhaps even the greatest rap festival lineup of all-time, this year’s lineup boasts performances from Future, J. Cole, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, N.E.R.D., Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Post Malone, Russ and many more. From Friday to Sunday, start to finish, Rolling Loud has the best rappers in the game right now!

Party like a rockstar to Beerbongs & Bentleys

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Post Malone is celebrating the release of his brand new album, Beerbongs and Bentleys, and fans will get a chance to hear Post perform the album’s tracks live at Rolling Loud this year. Don’t be surprised if Post Malone makes a number of live performance debuts from the new LP in Miami next month.

New music from Travis Scott?

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Travis Scott possibly had the best set at Rolling Loud last year, and you should expect him to deliver the same energy for his performance this year. Anything can happen at the night show, even the debut of new music. Travis Scott told fans on Twitter today that this week is the week that fans eat, which likely means new music. Scott and Kanye West hinted at the release of a brand new collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, so perhaps La Flame and Uzi will perform the track at Rolling Loud. Wishful thinking!

The undercard is ridiculously good

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It’s not just the headliners that make Rolling Loud 2018 so great! A simply review of the festival poster will show you how deep the lineup really is this year. You shouldn’t only be excited for J. Cole and Travis Scott, you also need to get excited for Smino, Jaden Smith, Juvenile, Bas, Lil Xan, Wifisfuneral and J.I.D. to name a few.

Be one of the first to hear KOD live

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J. Cole just released his new record breaking album, KOD, and it’s an instant fan favorite. Cole’s loyal fan base will definitely come in waves for Rolling Loud 2018, and Rolling Loud will be Cole’s first U.S. performance since releasing the album. Therefore it will be your first chance to hear the new LP live and in person. Needless to say, you’ll want to be at Rolling Loud in person as J. Cole shuts thing down on Friday night. 

iHeartRadio Music Festival Reveals Lineup for 2018 Daytime Stage: Dua Lipa, Lil Uzi Vert & More

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Las Vegas’ iHeartRadio Music Festival revealed the lineup for it’s 2018 Daytime Stage and it has something for everyone!

Everything from rock, rap, country and pop, fans at the Daytime Stage on September 22nd will see performances from Dua Lipa, Bazzi, Dustin Lynch, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Belly, Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots and Greta Van Fleet. Tickets for the Daytime Stage will go on sale Thursday, May 3rd (1PM EST) at iHeartRadio.com.

Check out the official lineup below!

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Madison’s Upcoming Music Venue “The Sylvee” Reveals Initial Fall Lineup

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Coming this fall, Madison’s brand new 2,500-capacity music venue, The Sylvee, aims to bring some of the biggest names in music to the city. And fans can get even more excited, as the upcoming venue has revealed it’s initial fall lineup.

With a grand opening performance from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, artists like Death Cab For Cutie, Big Gigantic, The Decemberists, Kamasi Washington, Guster, Jenny Lewis, Greta Van Fleet and many more, are currently scheduled to perform at The Sylvee in fall of 2018. If you like what you see, fans can visit The Sylvee’s official website for more information.

Check out the initial fall lineup for The Sylvee below.

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Photos: Bon Jovi Brings Their “This House Is Not For Sale Tour” to Milwaukee for the BMO Harris Bradley Center’s Final Concert

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Bon Jovi was the first act to sell out the Bradley Center (now the “BMO Harris Bradley Center”) nearly 30-years ago for the Milwaukee arena’s first concert season. So it was only right that the New Jersey rock icons brought their “This House Is Not For Sale Tour” to the downtown arena for it’s last concert ever.

After the Milwaukee Bucks lost a hard fought game 7 to the Boston Celtics, and therefore did not advance in the NBA playoffs, the stage was set for Sunday night, making the night’s event the last ever fan event in the Bradley Center (only a Northwestern Mutual conference will follow).

Needless to say, a lot of emotions filled the sold-out building for fans young and old. So many memories were made in the 30-year-old building, and a lot of them included Bon Jovi. Sunday night marked Bon Jovi’s sixth ever performance at the arena, and when the building is demolished in the following months, only fellow New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen will have performed at the Bradley Center more times.

With such an historic night, expectations were at an all time high for Jon Bon Jovi and company. The newest inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bon Jovi are rock legends who have found a second home in Milwaukee over the decades. And Bon Jovi certainly did not disappoint.

Performing cuts from their 2016 album, This House Is Not For Sale, and of course their catalog of hits from the ’80s and beyond, Bon Jovi rocked out with their Wisconsin fans from start to finish. And what better way to end the performance than Jon Bon Jovi going down into the crowd to perform the band’s 1992 single ‘Bed of Roses’, and a memorable encore performance of ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ and ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’, two of the band’s biggest hits.

While on the surface tonight was just another stop on Bon Jovi’s current tour, the night was so much more for the city of Milwaukee, and fans in attendance experienced a night that they will not soon forget.

Check our our photos from Bon Jovi’s Milwaukee tour stop below and visit the band’s official website here for upcoming tour dates.

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Viral Sensation Froggy Fresh Performs at Reggie’s in Chicago

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The rapper formerly known as “Krispy Kreme”, aka the one and only Froggy Fresh, invaded Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago last night for his headlining tour across the country. Known first for his viral music video ‘The Baddest’, which amassed millions of views upon its release, Froggy Fresh has kept his hustle and continued to create some Grade A content through the years.

With Money Maker Mike by his side, the rapper’s trusty sidekick who single handedly made Mac Miller’s merch cool, Froggy Fresh delivered an entertaining performance for a packed crowd of his Windy City fans. Although neither are from Chicago, the duo famously repped the hometown Chicago Bulls in their hit ‘Dunked On’, so it was only right that Chicago embraced the pair at Reggie’s Saturday night.

Last night’s setlist consisted of all the fan favorites, from Froggy’s “Krispy Kreme” days with ‘The Baddest’ and ‘Haters Wanna Be Me’, to his more recent tracks (which feature some of the best story telling in rap) like ‘Dunked On’ and his ‘Stolen Bikes’ series. Froggy Fresh even made the live debut of his new track ‘Prank Call’.

Froggy’s tracks and videos are remarkably fun and addictive, leaving fans left to wonder whether Froggy Fresh is a joker or a genius. The truth is likely a little bit of both.

Froggy Fresh has co-signs from everyone, from John Cena to Mac Miller, and of course his dedicated fans who filled the venue last night while asking “Why Is James crying?” Do yourself a favor and see Froggy Fresh in 2018 to find the answer to that question, at one of his many tour dates across the U.S.

Check our our photos from Froggy Fresh’s Chicago visit below!

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J. Cole Announces “Dreamville Music Festival” in Raleigh, NC

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J. Cole has joined the likes of Jay-Z, Perry Farrell, Common and Justin Vernon, by launching his very own music festival.

Taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina (Cole’s home state), the Dreamville Music Festival, named after Cole’s label, will take place on September 15th at Dorothea Dix Park. Although the lineup has yet to be released, fans can expect more information soon and don’t be surprised if J. Cole himself will headline the anticipated music fest.

Pre-sale tickets for the festival are already sold out, but tickets range from just $59 to $99.

Cole is currently enjoying the record breaking success of his brand new album, KOD, so fans from J. Cole’s home state would definitely love the chance to hear it live to end their summer and kick off the fall.

Fans can visit the festival’s official website for more information.

Check Out Our Mock Setlist for Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour

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Taylor Swift took to her Instagram today to reveal that her upcoming Reputation Stadium Tour will feature ten tracks from Swift’s previous album. Meaning, if she performs Reputation in its entirety, Swift’s setlist will include about 25 songs, a great increase from her critically acclaimed 1989 Tour.

So in anticipation for the huge tour, we have pieced together our predictions in a mock setlist for the tour. Of course Taylor will likely change the tour night-to-night, often treating cities to surprise guests and special live debuts, but below is our best guest for what fans can expect in only thirteen days when the tour kicks off in Arizona.

Peep our mock setlist below!

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Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour Will Feature 10 Songs from Previous Albums

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Just thirteen days away from Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated Reputation Stadium Tour, Swift took to Instagram to share some huge news about the tour. In a pledge to share a fact-a-day about the tour, until the tour begins in Phoenix, Taylor Swift revealed that she plans to include ten songs from previous albums on the tour’s setlist.

“Some of you have been asking how many songs from previous albums you’ll be hearing, and my count is ten. (I’m) really excited about playing stuff from Reputation, excited playing stuff that is from previous albums too,” Swift shared with fans.

For the 1989 Tour, Swift performed the entirety of the album, as well as approximately four songs from previous albums. So ten songs is a major increase and great news for Taylor fans! If Swift performs Reputation in its entirety, as well as 10 songs from other albums (not including surprise guests), fans can expect to hear about 25 songs during Taylor’s set, a big increase from the 1989 Tour.

Whether it’s ‘Style’, ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’, ‘Mean’ or anything in-between, there are so many great tracks that we hope makes the cut!

Check out our photos from Taylor Swift’s most recent Chicago visit below.

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Kanye West Previews Tracks with A$AP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert & Travis Scott

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Of Kanye’s 1,000,001 tweets this past week, two especially exciting ones came today as Kanye previewed the release of upcoming tracks with a few of the biggest names in rap.

“(A$AP) Rocky we gotta release our songs ASAP,” Kanye wrote with the pun intended. Yeezy also shared a tweet aimed at Travis Scott, calling for them to “drop the track with me you and Uzi this week”.

While it’s unsure if these tracks will be on Kanye’s upcoming 7-song album (set to release June 1st), we couldn’t be more excited. Let’s hope fans get to eat at some point this week.

Read Kanye’s tweets below.

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J. Cole Drops Kevin Hart Starred Music Video for “Kevin’s Heart”

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From his brand new record breaking album, KOD, J. Cole has shared the album’s newest music video. For the LP’s track ‘Kevin’s Heart’, the music stars none other than actor/comedian Kevin Hart himself.

In ‘Kevin’s Heart’, Cole raps about a person’s love for drugs and links that love to infidelity, which Kevin Hart has famously struggled with.

Watch the music video for ‘Kevin’s Heart’ below.

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