Rolling Loud Miami’s eighth annual edition kicked off with a fiery start, bringing together dozens of artists from all corners of the rap map. Playboi Carti closed the night with a high-octane performance, and his OPIUM label signees Destroy Lonely, Ken Carson, and Homixide Gang set the stage on fire earlier in the day.
Other standout performances included Lil Yachty, Polo G, Anuel AA, and rising stars Central Cee and Ice Spice, who solidified their positions as the genre’s new sensations. The festival also partnered with the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) for a special rally, addressing crucial issues affecting rap artists today.
Day two of Rolling Loud Miami continued the excitement with diverse and captivating performances. Travis Scott, in his first North American festival appearance since the Astroworld tragedy, delivered a powerful set, prioritizing safety while impressing the audience with his energy and charisma.
Chow Lee, Lola Brooke, GloRilla, El Alfa, City Girls, Luh Tyler, BabyTron, 21 Savage, and Ski Mask the Slump God each added their unique flair to the festival, showcasing the incredible talent in the hip-hop community.
The festival reached its grand finale on day three, raising the bar even higher by welcoming artists from across the genre spectrum. A$AP Rocky concluded the evening with a cinematic set, previewing songs from his upcoming album and welcoming special guests $NOT and ICYTWAT.
Cardi B surprised fans by joining her husband Offset during his set, and Lil Uzi Vert performed new music from their genre-spanning PINK TAPE for the first time on U.S. shores. Bryson Tiller brought his signature “trap soul” sound to the stage, while Latto, Don Toliver, Lil TJay, and LUCKI showcased their talents to passionate crowds.
The day also witnessed the debut of hardcore punk phenoms Turnstile, making them the first rock band to perform at a Rolling Loud event. Their melodic punk sound resonated with the audience, bridging the gap between hip-hop and guitar-based music.
Rolling Loud Miami concluded the festival season with a bang, leaving tens of thousands of fans with an ultimate hip-hop experience. Led by its founders Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif, Rolling Loud plans to take things even bigger in 2024. With new festivals in Thailand and Germany and a triumphant return to Los Angeles, the future looks promising for Rolling Loud’s continued success.