Rolling Loud Los Angeles – Friday Recap
Drawing Tens of Thousands of Rap Fans to Downtown L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium, Rolling Loud L.A. Kicked Off With Performances From Massive Stars and Local Favorites
Though the weather in much of the U.S. is frightful, hip-hop fans flocked by the tens of thousands to Los Angeles for Rolling Loud for a day of nonstop rap music. Headlined by Post Malone, whose insidiously infectious hits reverberated throughout the grounds, and Lil Wayne, who performed tracks from Tha Carter V, the first day of Rolling Loud Los Angeles was overstuffed with memorable rap moments, from energetic performances to unexpected team-ups and more. On Day 1, festival-goers documented and shared clips of their experiences using a custom AR filter on Instagram Stories created for Rolling Loud.
Below is a photo and video recap of Friday’s most memorable moments at the festival.
Day 1 Recap Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/erchqr1y0iurcju/DAY%201%20FINAL.mp4
Rockstar rapper Post Malone took his bubbling brand of melodic rap to the Audiomack Stage, performing “Sunflower” with Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, bringing Migos’ Quavo up, and smashing a guitar with 21 Savage on stage (Photo credit: Sebastian Rodriguez)
Lil Wayne asserts living legend status in an exhilarating set full of the classics “Lollipop” and “A Milli,” and new bangers like Tha Carter V’s “Uproar” (Photo credit: Kadeem Cobham – ArrogantWatcher)
21 Savage lit up the Zen Stage with a rowdy performance, calling on Offset to assist with “Ric Flair Drip,” singing Happy Birthday to The Migos’ rapper, and corralling the crowd to chant “Cardi take Offset back” (Photo Credit: Leanne Leuterio)
Lil Baby blinded the crowd with his ice as he performed all the hits, from “Drip Too Hard” to “Life Goes On” (Photo credit: Marcus McDonald)
Sheck Wes had fans sprinting to the stage for a booming performance of “Mo Bamba”
(Photo credit: Christian Casas)
Emo-Rap icon Juice WRLD took his endearing drawl to the Audiomack Stage (Credit: Henry Hwu)
Wiz Khalifa’s infectious energy had the whole crowd vibing under the LA stars (Photo Credit: Brandon Es)
WEST COAST LOCAL HEROES:
Shoreline Mafia showed out for their city at the Audiomack Stage with a boisterous and magnetic performance (Photo Credit: Mickey Pierre-Louis)
Nipsey Hussle repped his hometown by bringing out Dom Kennedy to put on for Crenshaw and Leimert Park (Photo Credit: Kadeem ArrogantWatcher)
Standout Compton rapper Roddy Rich brought his quirky cadences to the Audiomack Stage with crowd favorites like “Die Young” (Photo Credit: Brandon Es)
Compton rapper Buddy had the crowd energized with songs from Harlan & Alondra, ending his set with the heavy-hitting “Black” (Photo Credit: Kadeem – ArrogantWatcher)
Charming, Milly-Rocking 1TAKEJAY captured the hearts of LA at the Zen Stage in a hometown performance (Photo credit: James Baxter)
Rolling Loud is the largest hip hip festival in the world. Co-founded by childhood friends Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler (both named Billboard Hip Hop Players two years in a row) the two had been producing rap shows in South Florida for 5 years before launching Rolling Loud in 2015 as a one-day festival for 6,000 attendees. The Miami-based festival has since grown into a three-day event that draws 60k attendees from all over the world and in 2017, they expanded to the Bay Area and Los Angeles. In January 2019, they will launch their already sold-out Sydney, Australia festival, which sold 20,000 tickets in 38 minutes. Playing host to the genre’s biggest artists including Cardi B, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Migos, and many more, Rolling Loud is proud to be the biggest live brand in hip hop.
More photos available at Rolling Loud’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/rollingloud
Rolling Loud Los Angeles Day 1 Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v8D3LWExP0
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