Rolling Loud 2018 – Friday Recap

With a Headlining Set by J. Cole and a Series of Surprise Appearances, Rolling Loud’s First Day Was One For the Books

The Recap:

The biggest live event in Hip-Hop is back with a vengeance in 2018. With over 60,000 fans gathering in the shadow of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Rolling Loud 2018 kicked off with a bang on Friday. Check out some of the best moments from the first day of the festival, highlighted by performances by J. Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, N.E.R.D., Young Dolph, who brought onstage the Waffle House hero and Duke University baristas who were fired for playing his music, and others, appearances from special guests, and much more.


J. Cole Performs Tracks From His Chart-Topping Album KOD (Photo Credit: @instabaeth)



The Young Superstar Leaps 20 Feet Into the Crowd from the High Hemp Stage Sound Booth



Cam’Ron, Jim Jones, and Juelz Santana Announce a New Dipset Album on Stage



The King Of Memphis Brings James B. Shaw, the Tennessee Waffle House Hero, Onstage to Huge Applause


The “Get Paid” Rapper Presents Duke University Baristas with a Generous Severance Package


Dolph Poses with Baristas Britni Brown & Kevin Simmons (Credit: Jordan Spencer)



The Chicago Street Hero Brings Out His Pregnant Girlfriend to Perform “India” (Credit: @Shaunllewellyn_)


The ATL Ad-Lib Master Brings Out A$AP Rocky During His Crowd-Pleasing Set



Cam’Ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Freaky Zeeky Perform an Endless Array of Classics



The Memphis Riser Shows Off His Outrageous Swag (Photo Credit: Jordan Spencer)


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Rolling Loud Background

Rolling Loud Festival is one of rap’s premier music festival experiences. The festival was the brainchild of co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matthew Zingler, who began organizing shows in 2010. The two created Rolling Loud Festival in 2015 as a one-day festival for 6,000 attendees. Three years later, the festival’s Miami chapter has expanded into a three-day event, with the festival expanding worldwide in the coming year.


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