This past weekend, Miami hosted some of hip-hop’s top talents at the iconic Rolling Loud festival, giving fans an unforgettable experience with hit artists, special guests, new music debuts, and captivating performances. If you didn’t get a chance to go, here’s what you missed.
Rolling Loud Miami kicked off the weekend with some big name hip-hop stars including Playboi Carti, Lil Yachty, Polo G, Ice Spice, Kodak Black and more. The festival also featured special question-and-answer followed by a rally with two US congressmen, Jamaal Bowman and Hank Johnson, whom are co-sponsors of the Restore Artistic Protection (RAP) Act.
The segments between performances were meant to spread awareness to a serious issue rap artists are facing. The RAP Act aims to protect artists from their creative expression being used against them in criminal or civil proceedings. The audience was able to openly ask the representatives questions about the Act and educate themselves about what the pending legislation truly means.
Day two continued the excitement with 21 Savage, City Girls, GloRilla, Trippie Redd, El Alfa, and more alongside Travis Scott as a headliner. Scott performed his new single, “K-POP,” and revealed that a film will be releasing alongside his highly-anticipated Utopia album along with the true release date of July 28th.
The weekend closed out strong with multiple special guests coming on stage. Offset brought Cardi B out during his set with Moneybagg Yo. Bryson Tiller surprised the audience by bringing Mario out as a special guest. Latto, Don Toliver, DC The Don, Freddie Gibbs, BONES and more also hit the stages throughout the day. Day three saw a range of performers, from Lil Uzi Vert performing Pink Tape for the first time in the US, to Turnstile, the first rock band to ever perform at Rolling Loud.
The festival weekend ended with a bang with headliner A$AP Rocky. As expected, A$AP closed out the show with an exciting performance, finally giving fans a taste of his upcoming album, Don’t Be Dumb. A$AP also brought a couple special guests with him on stage, welcoming $NOT and ICYTWAT to the spotlight.
Rolling Loud Miami saw a lot of firsts this year — from political rallies, to rock bands. The festival held up to its stellar reputation for its eighth year. Full performance clips from Rolling Loud Miami 2023 can be found on Rolling Loud’s YouTube page.