Thursday, July 7, 2022

Rolling Loud Returns to Miami with Migos, Cardi B, Travis Scott and More

For hip hop heads in South Florida and beyond, the count down is in the single-digits for the biggest hip hop festival in the country world.

Returning for a fifth year to Miami, Rolling Loud boasts a three-day line up of no fewer than 90 acts, including some of the newest and biggest names in the genre.

The festival is the only Rolling Loud location outside of California.

The weekend starts early (seriously, take a half day) with Friday’s headliners, Atlanta trio Migos. They’re joined by Grammy and Billboard Award winner Cardi B—Offset (her husband/one-third of Migos) just released the music video with her in their latest collaboration, “Clout.”

Migos was most recently in Miami as the opening act for Drake’s two-night appearance at the AmericanAirlines Arena in November.

Other Friday performers include Rae Sremmurd, Lil Yachty, Waka Flocka Flame, Goldlink, and Miami locals Rick Ross and City Girls.

On Saturday, the party continues with more heavy hitters. Infectious beat creator Travis Scott is the headliner of the day, a welcome return after he brought Astroworld to Miami during his November show. He’ll be sharing the stage with Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Young Thug, Lil Baby, Soulja Boy, and ILoveMakonnen, just to name a few.

The festival closes out Sunday with Kid Cudi as the headliner, with performances by Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Pump, Gucci Mane, Tyga, Kevin Gates, DMX (where has he been?) and others.

One artist who won’t be returning to the stage is the late XXXTentacion, a Broward County rapper on the rise who made his Rolling Loud debut in 2017. His last major performance was at the 2018 festival, just weeks before he was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach. In his honor, DJ Scheme will be performing a tribute set on Day 2 (Saturday).

We close with a Rolling Loud wish list: the return of the flying yellow Ferrari during Lil Baby’s set, a Kylie Jenner sighting, and a surprise “Old Town Road” performance by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus (come on, they were at Stagecoach).

Rolling Loud is May 10 to 12 at Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive in Miami Gardens. Buy tickets here.

Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly is the former web editor at Boca magazine, where she enjoyed battling with web coding and community reporting—the more off beat, the better. An award-winning journalist, she is the president of the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter and a proud graduate of the University of Florida.

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