Photos & Review by: Willam Smith & Seth Brown | July 21, 2023 - July 23, 2023 | Miami, FL
This year, Miami saw Rolling Loud come back with a bang! While the weather was a complete scorcher throughout of the three days, audience’s were able to witness some iconic and heavy hitting performances from some of the top Rap/Hip Hop artists of our generation. Some of the artists included Ice Spice, Latto, Bryson Tiller, Turnstile, Lil Yatchy, Nav, Playboi Carti, Ski Mask The Slump God and Don Toliver, just to name a few. The legendary rapper Offset came out and delivered an amazing set, which included a heartfelt tribute to his late brother, Takeoff, and a special guest appearance from his wife, Cardi B.
The last two days of the festival, people were anxiously waiting to see the highly anticipated acts, Travis Scott and A$AP Rocky. During Travis’ act, which included him performing on an elaborate mountain top set, fans were able to witness history being made as the artist delivered an electrifying performance which included new hype and experimental material from his highly anticipated UTOPIA album. Fans also were treated to fever dream-like visuals from his newest A24 film supporting the album.
On the last day, A$AP Rocky came out and gave a blow out performance that hyped everyone up to the max. The stage was decked out with a large cityscape set pieces and a crew of masked-up hypemen surrounded the stage as he performed songs from his catalogue such as Peso, A$AP Forever, and Praise The Lord. The crowd was even more hyped when he brought out fellow rapper, SNOT, to perform their hit song, Doja.
Overall, regardless of the blazing heat, Rolling Loud Miami gave people a few nights to remember with some iconic and jaw-dropping performances from the world's most renowned hip-hop artists of today’s generation.
A Closer Look into Rolling Loud Miami
Photos & Review by: Johnnie Lear | July 21, 2023 - July 23, 2023 | Miami, FL
As we close out another season of Rolling Loud, Miami was a movie like no other. The stars were out and the vibes were like no other. Tariq Cherif made sure all his supporters were well taken care of and for 3 nights straight, all no matter what state color or age you are you could kick back and have the time of your life.
Night one was a way to kick off their Miami venture as stars like Polo G, Lil Yachty, Ski Mask the Slump God, Ice Spice and more all took the stage. Artists were swapping the 4 stages back and forth keeping the crowds active and engaged. Performers would even bring out other fellow talent and creatives to tag team on sets like when Kai Cenat and AMP would make an appearance on stage. There’s no better feeling than starting the weekend with some good mosh pitting and highlight of the day 1 would be the full team of Opium all taking stage. Homixide Gang, Ken Carson, and Destroy Lonely would start the day to go into the final member and leader of the label Playboi Carti who would close out the night and put on an hour long set performing old and new songs as they set to go on their Antagonist Tour in the fall. The new song Pop Out would spark the crowd in a roar which would go on for the entire set.
Night two was just as star studded as Rae Sremmurd, Trippie Redd, Nav, Glorilla, and the City Girls were just highlights in an electric follow up. As the day went on people would gather at the end to see the main event and icon Travis Scott to close out. The Rolling Loud team would set up an interesting stage display that would make one feel as if they were in another world. You could almost call it Utopia when the set started. Travis would play all hits like Highest in the Room and Sicko Mode but would give us a taste of his highly anticipated album Utopia set to release on July 28th. By the end of the night only one could truly think, “can the last night follow up on two nights prior?” We were given our answer and were not disappointed.
To close out the festival, we got to see a hype that seemed to only grow as the nights went on. Pierre Bourne, Central Cee, and NLE Choppa would put on day time performances and had the crowds in the palm of their hands and keep them there til the moon would start to come out and the main events would come on. Don Toliver would start the main events at the Go Puff stage and would bring out Nav again which made the people go nuts. Most would stay for next main event star Lil Uzi to come out to give us a taste of his Pink Tape set as he will be going on tour in the fall as well. The last two performances of the night would not disappoint with Bryson Tiller and Asap Rocky closing out another Rolling Loud for us and leaving us all with a sadness when it was all said and done. As the final fireworks set off signifying another Rolling Loud in the books. All one could do was look around and say to themselves, “I can’t wait til next year”.
The best part of Rolling Loud is the memories made, the friendships started, and the love of music being shared by peers from all over the world. This is an event that can be appreciated by everyone and that is the true beauty in making Rolling Loud possible. The biggest take away after experiencing Rolling Loud, is that the festival wouldn’t be possible without the fans and supporters who sell out the ticket office every time and from the looks of it only will continue to be a normal thing. See you at the next one!