After missing consecutive years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and major flooding which rendered the festival grounds inoperable, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is returning to Manchester, TN in 2022.
Running from June 16th to the 19th, The Farm will welcome a number of big times artists for one of the best music festivals in the world. Headling the festival in 2022 will be J. Cole, Stevie Nicks and Tool. In addition, artists like The Chicks, Flume, 21 Savage, Machine Gun Kelly, Roddy Ricch, The War on Drugs, Marc Rebillet, Billy Strings, Ludacris and more will perform.
If the artists above weren’t worth the price of admission, Jack Antonoff will curate this year’s Superjam, which will easily be one of the most talked about sets for the year.
Festival passes go on sale starting Thursday, January 13th at 12:00 p.m. (Central) via Ticketmaster.
It didn’t take years this time for Eminem to respond to Machine Gun Kelly, as Marshall dropped his highly anticipated MGK diss track, a response to Kelly’s ‘Rap Devil’ record.
Titled ‘KILLSHOT’, with MGK in the crosshairs of Em’s gun for the cover art, Eminem goes in on Machine Gun Kelly for four-straight minutes. “Here’s that autograph for your daughter, I wrote it on a Starter cap. Stan, Stan, son, listen, man, dad isn’t mad. But how you gonna name yourself after a damn gun and have a man bun,” Eminem raps in the new track.
Listen to Eminem’s Machine Gun Kelly diss track ‘KILLSHOT’ below.
With weekend one of Coachella in the rear view window, it’s time to get excited for Miami’s Rolling Loud. With the best festival lineup in the country last year, expectations for Rolling Loud 2018 were very high (no pun intended). Lucky for music fans in Florida and rap fans around the world, Rolling Loud delivered with an epic 2018 lineup that looks to be even better than 2017.
With anticipated performances from J. Cole, Cardi B, Young Thug, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, Russ, N.E.R.D and many more, you can’t go wrong with whatever performances you catch over the weekend.
If you’ve been living under a rock, Rolling Loud will take place from May 11-13 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. Fans can visit the festival’s official website for more information!
Hit the jump and check out our list of our ten most anticipated performances for Rolling Loud 2018.
Last night, rap’s modern day rockstar, Machine Gun Kelly, brought his headlining Alpha Omega Tour to The Rave in Milwaukee, WI. Performing for an energetic sold-out crowd, Kelly instantly gave praise to the infamous venue after opening the show with his 2015 track, ‘Alpha Omega’, where the tour of course gets its name.
MGK spoke about the ghosts that make home in the haunted venue, and joked with fans about having a conversation with the ghosts during soundcheck. “There was one song they wanted me to perform tonight,” Kelly told his Wisconsin fans. From there, Kelly’s band started to play his fan favorite, ‘Sail’, and the crowd went wild.
And from that moment and beyond, the energy levels throughout the venue never dropped. MGK showcased his stamina, rapping from stage left to stage left, performing tracks like ‘Wild Boy’, ‘Bad Mother F*cker’, his new Camila Cabello-assisted single ‘Bad Things’, and a closing performance of ‘All Night Long’, the final track from his second studio album, General Admission. When Kelly called The Rave his favorite venue, he surely was not joking, as MGK delivered a performance that Milwaukee will not soon forget.
Check out our photos below and peep the remaining dates on Machine Gun Kelly’s Alpha Omega Tourhere.
Yearly, hip-hop magazine XXL does a freshman cover, showcasing nearly a dozen rising stars. Sometimes, these lists are underwhelming, leaving obvious choices out (Drake, Young Thug, Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, etc) but sometimes they can also be packed with to-be stars (2011’s issue).
Now that a couple years have passed, it would definitely be interesting to observe how well some of 2012’s freshman have fared, because frankly, the gap between superstars and unknowns is huge.
The autotune crooner was already known by the time this cover was released and he’s done well for himself. While his record sales are mundane for someone at his status, his singles are still popular. Future Vandross has went completely left from his original trap persona to dive into writing for R&B artists and defying the odds, as most wrote him off to be a one hit wonder since his hit ‘Tony Montana’.
Back in 2012, to the general public, this guy was just a Chris Brown look-a-like with an overly simple rap name/aesthetic. But to the mixtape circuit, he was moving around and grinding heavy. The grind finally paid off once he scored two Chris Brown features and DJ Mustard produced hits. The sad thing is he’s only known for singles.
Detroit MC Danny Brown was known by 2012 but he’s only worked harder since the cover has passed, dropping a critically acclaimed album, opening for Eminem and touring worldwide. He has no plans of stopping and is fully satisfied with sacrificing radio spins for quality music.
French’s album flopped. But he didn’t let that stop him, he instead continued to release hits as well as linking with Khloe Kardashian the goddess, solidifying his pop culture relevancy. Let’s see how he responds to the break-up.
Who would’ve thought? The seemingly random white rapper Macklemore, independent, corny and somewhat conscious, went on to release his Grammy award winning album in late 2012 and ran 2013 as the biggest pop artist. I still don’t get it.