1. It’s better than Coachella
Just saying, Rolling Loud has been better than Coachella in the past two years. While Eminem would have definitely been a great addition to Rolling Loud, and Beyonce is magnificent, Rolling Loud had the better lineup overall.
Rap music is the new pop, and if someone tells you they don’t like rap, they can’t be trusted. Rolling Loud invited the biggest names in the genre to the festival this year, and as a result they assembled not only a GOAT rap lineup, but a lineup that gives you more bang for your buck than Coachella.
2. DJ Khaled filled in for Gucci Mane
Things happen! Sometimes rappers miss their flights or just call in sick like Gucci Mane did this weekend. Lucky for Miami, their very own, DJ Khaled, subbed for Gucci Mane by filling in for his set on Saturday night. DJ Khaled killed it, playing some of his biggest tracks and getting the crowd ready for the night’s headlining performances. Khaled even brought out P. Diddy, before introducing the special guest later in the night.
3. N.E.R.D brought out the Waffle House Hero
Pharrell surprised us all when he dropped N.E.R.D’s comeback single ‘Lemon’ this year. Followed by a new album, and a string of festival appearances, N.E.R.D was back and in full force.
If you came to hear ‘Happy’, you left unhappy, because Pharrell and the rest of N.E.R.D was all about that rockstar sh*t! And as an added bonus, Pharrell invited James Shaw, the man who disarmed the Waffle House shooter, onto the stage. This was easily one of the best moments of the entire festival.
From their new tracks to their classics like ‘Lapdance’ and ‘Rock Star’, N.E.R.D put on an A+ performance at Rolling Loud.
4. La Flame
“Anything can happen at the night show”, remember that! And remember that Travis Scott shows are like nothing else.
It didn’t matter that it was a festival date, Travis Scott’s show at Rolling Loud on Saturday night was wild beyond belief. If you were anywhere else in the world on Saturday night during Travis’ set, you messed up!
5. Freshmen came out in full force
While a good portion of Rolling Loud’s lineup is headlined by rappers who have been at the top for years, this year’s lineup put a lot of shine on the genre’s emerging names.
The freshman at Rolling Loud may not be J. Cole’s favorite artists, but names like Lil Pump, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask The Slump God, Rich The Kid,Young Dolph, Lil Skies and more killed it at the festival this year.