New year, new location, new lineup, but the one thing that didn’t change is the amazing experience that Rolling Loud provides to fans in Miami. Now held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, the world’s premiere rap music festival kicked off Day 2 on Saturday afternoon.
Fans in attendance on Saturday were able to enjoy performances from Travis Scott, the Migos, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, Lil Pump, Fetty Wap and many more, so needless to say the day was lit from the moment gates opened until La Flame shut it down.
As expected, King Kendrick killed it tonight for the sold out crowd at Rolling Loud 2017. With headlining sets from Kendrick Lamar and Young Thug, and supporting performances from other top names in rap, including Run The Jewels, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, as well as sets from emerging stars in the genre like Florida-native XXXTentacion, Jazz Cartier and Dreezy, the Miami festival continued to provide the best rap lineup in music festivals to date.
Check out our photos below, of what the second day of Rolling Loud had to offer this year. Tomorrow will mark the last day of the mega rap festival.
Autism is a rarely talked about subject in the rap world. Although studies show that nearly 1 in 68 have some form of autism in the U.S., you don’t hear about a rapper with Asperger’s or a bipolar disorder, for example. And while some have debated whether their favorite rapper may suffer from autism or not (Kanye West and Travis Scott, to name a couple), rapper Rhymefest has shed some light on the issue in relation to Chicago’s own, drill rapper Chief Keef.
Although others before have speculated whether Chief Keef may suffer from autism, Rhymefest is fully convinced and has issue with how Keef is used by many in the music industry. “He’s exploited,” said Rhymefest. “I think many rappers these days have afflictions, such as Asperger’s, bipolar disorder, or autism. They need advocates, but we turn it into entertainment. The media is turning autism into entertainment.”
Rhymefest continued to say, “When I look at Chief Keef, I clearly see someone who has autism. Look at the way his face is structured, or his insensitivity to violence. He needs an advocate. But someone put him out there and exploited that child.”
Despite a slight controversy from a J. Cole lyric, where he rapped “I’m artistic, you niggas is autistic, retarded”, autism is almost never talked about in rap music, and Rhymefest certainly has a point. Should someone step in and speak up for rappers who have have autism, and as an result are exploited? Or should everyone just step back and let rappers like Chief Keef (who may or may not have a form of autism) speak for themselves, even if they are being exploited or promoting a bad message when doing so?
In one of the most unlikely (but still amazing) collaborations of the decade, Chicago drill rapper Chief Keef and former MTV-star and Three Loco (Dirt Nasty and Riff Raff) rapper Andy Milonakis have teamed up for their new track and music video ‘GloGang’. The trippy space theme video is everything you can hope for and more, so definitely don’t miss out. You can watch Andy and Sosa’s Sean Barrett directed and Endemol beyond produced music video now, below.
Gucci Mane fans, it’s time to eat, as three brand new surprise Gucci Mane albums are available now on iTunes. The albums, which are titled Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are three more surprise rap releases in 2015 (along with Drake, Kendrick and Earl Sweatshirt). This feast of albums has an all-stars cast, with features from Quavo (Migos), Young Scotter, iLoveMakonnen, Andy Milonakis, Trinidad James, Chief Keef and more. Definitely do not sleep on these projects! You can buy them now on iTunesor stream all three projects below.
This year, February was jam packed with great releases from a variety of artists. Some came to us as a surprise, others beating expectations, and some just simply getting it right. Check out some of the best releases the month of February had to offer.
Listen to Chief Keef’s new song ‘Nobody’ featuring Kanye West. The ’12 Million’ produced track features auto-tuned background vocals from Kanye and may have a familiar sounding beat for many hip-hop fans. The track, which samples Willie Hutch’s ‘Brother’s Gonna Work It Out’, sounds very similar to another recent Chicago rap track which samples the Hutch song in almost the same way, Chance The Rapper’s ‘Lost’. Compare the two tracks below.
This month, Tyga posted on Twitter about how Tyga may be leaving Young Money, and just days later we have his next single released on iTunes. Now we have even more new music from Tyga, this time featuring a video game inspired beat and Chicago rapper, Chief Keef.