Rolling Loud Miami is finally here! The biggest hip-hop festival in the nation is held in various locations on all coasts, but let’s dive into the Florida date, Miami Gardens, specifically. Going to Rolling Loud for the first time? Here are some artists to look out for.
Starting with the ladies first, the Miami lineup for 2020 features the largest female presence they’ve ever had by far. Coming from a female perspective, this is amazing to witness. In the past few years, the female presence in hip-hop has grown immensely, and for Rolling Loud to acknowledge that and bring so many female artists to the lineup is monumental. You can catch artists such as; Megan Thee Stallion, Saweetie, Doja Cat, Danileigh, City Girls, Renni Rucci, Kaash Paige, Mulatto, Blaatina, Young M.A, and Chinese Kitty.
One thing that is great about Rolling Loud is that the vast majority of the artists performing are all friends or have previously collaborated with each other. That being said, when you go to see someone perform, an artist they featured on one of their tracks may pop out onto the stage whenever. For instance, childhood friends Pouya and Fat Nick will be at Rolling Loud Miami this year. Born and raised in Miami, both rappers bring their own sense of style to the rap scene. These two can be heard on plenty of songs with $uicideboy$, as well.
When inspecting the Rolling Loud lineup, you will notice that many of the artists have worked together previously, which I think is a great strategy when creating a festival lineup. It guarantees the festival guests will have a musical experience that flows around the genres they are accustomed to. However, Rolling Loud does a good job of debuting up and coming artists as well, allowing consumers to branch out to different styles of hip-hop.
Another performer I’m excited to see on the lineup is Don Toliver. Having emerged from Houston, his rap voice is so unique that you can’t stop hearing it after the first time you listen. Don Toliver has a great sound on his own, and he is also a contributing member to Travis Scott’s JACKBOYS. A couple of my favorites from him are “No Idea” and “HAD ENOUGH”.
Now, although Rolling Loud Miami is on the East Coast, they still managed to bring out YG and Blueface – two of the most popular West Coast rappers, both repping different gangs. East Coast rap compared to West Coast rap is quite different, and you can easily tell the difference when listening. West Coast rap consists of more “gangsta rap”, which you can observe from YG and Blueface. Although they represent different sets, they both give their audience an ample look into West Coast rap. Check them out!
Saving the best for last, let’s talk about headliners. Rolling Loud always has the best headliners when it comes to rap music, and this year they will be featuring A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, and Post Malone. None of these names are new to the Rolling Loud scene, however, it is Post Malone’s first time headlining the festival. As for A$AP, it is his second time headlining the Miami festival. A$AP Ferg will be performing this year again, so who knows what will happen when either of them get on stage. Now for Travis Scott, this will be his 4th year in a row headlining the festival. He headlined in 2015, but since 2017 he’s been one of the top names consistently. La Flame brings the heat and is one of the best performers I’ve ever seen, so it’s no surprise that Rolling Loud continues to showcase his skills. Each year the Rolling Loud lineup gets better, and 2020 consists of the best there is. Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium is the place to be, come May 8-10, so get ready to rage if you’ve already secured your ticket.