Rolling Loud Los Angeles – Saturday Recap
The Best-Known Live Brand in Rap Closes Out 2018 With a Star-Studded Spectacular, Drawing a Sold Out Crowd of 50,000 to the Banc of California Stadium Grounds
For a few weekends out of the year, Rolling Loud becomes the epicenter of the culture, shifting rap’s center-of-gravity to its host city. The fitting endcap to hip-hop’s latest year as the world’s most popular genre, Rolling Loud Los Angeles showcased the best of the present and future, giving high-profile stage time to superstars like Cardi B and Lil Uzi Vert, as well as a laundry list of rising stars and local rhymers. Drawing 50,000 fans to Banc Of California Stadium, Rolling Loud enters 2019 as a cultural force. And this is just the beginning.
Below is a photo recap of Saturday’s most memorable moments at the festival.
Watch a video recap of Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v8D3LWExP0
Cardi B took the Audiomack Stage by storm with a brazen performance of her chart-topping hits, bringing out fellow New Yorker Pardison Fontaine for “Backin’ It Up” (Photo Credit: Kadeem Arrogant Walker)
LIL UZI VERT:
Philadelphia native Lil Uzi Vert hyped the crowd and milly-rocked through his set, premiering a new song, “Big Racks” (Photo Credit: @henryhwu)
Young Thug brought out O.T. Genasis for an unmissable set at the Zen Stage (Photo Credit: @HidenoriDengah)
Lil Yachty’s star-studded set included appearances from Quavo, YBN Almighty Jay, and the entire FaZe Clan (Photo Credit: Ryan Hadji)
SOB X RBE:
The Bay Area rap crew SOB X RBE delivered a buzzing performance of their 2018 hit “Paramedic,” from the Black Panther soundtrack (Photo Credit: Clay Westcott)
A fur-clad Blocboy JB lit the Audiomack stage up with a snappy set (Photo Credit: Marcus McDonald)
Houston’s Maxo Kream is a natural storyteller, enthralling the crowd with a live edition of “Roaches” (Photo Credit: Marcus McDonald)
WEST COAST LOCAL HEROES:
Tyga played his latest hits like “Taste,” classics like “Rack City,” finishing his set FaceTiming YG in for “Big Bank,” to put on for their city together (Photo Credit: Mickey Pierre Lewis)
Huntington Beach-native Yung Pinch finished his set at the Audiomack Stage by throwing a signed pair of all white Lugz shoes to the crowd for a fan to take (Photo Credit: Clay Westcott)
Rolling Loud co-founder Matt Zingler showing out for LA in a Lebron James’ Lakers jersey on Day 2 (Photo Credit: Mickey Pierre-Louis)
Rolling Loud Co-founder Tariq Cherif shared a moment with the crowd in between sets (Photo Credit: Mickey Pierre Lewis)
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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