3.5.2023

Rolling Loud California 2023: Saturday Recap

Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj Crash the Party, Plus Electric Sets from Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, and More

Lil Wayne brought out his protege Nicki Minaj for one of the night’s most memorable guest sets (Credit: Rolling Loud / @srodriguez92)

THE RECAP:

After eight years of unforgettable moments and career-defining sets,¬†Rolling Loud¬†can still surprise. The second day of¬†Rolling Loud California 2023¬†was one of the most memorable in the festival’s history. As the glorious L.A. sunset faded into night, the stars came out.

Don Toliver¬†got the party started, bringing out the one and only¬†Justin Bieber¬†and acclaimed singer-songwriter¬†James Blake¬†to perform songs from Toliver’s new¬†Love Sick¬†album.¬†Lil Wayne¬†performed a stacked set, hosted a¬†Young Money¬†reunion starring his protege¬†Nicki Minaj¬†(and Young Money signee¬†Gudda Gudda), and performed his hits with¬†2 Chainz, including “Duffle Bag Boy.” As the historic night came to a close,¬†Travis Scott¬†made his return to the stage, with a new set design and an array of his best songs.

The rest of the day brought even more stars to¬†Hollywood Park.¬†Lil Baby¬†took a victory lap on the Levi’s Stage, leading a contingent of Atlanta rappers that included heavy-hitters¬†2 Chainz¬†and¬†Young Nudy.¬†City Girls¬†did their thing on the main stage,¬†Amin√©¬†arrived with his singular stage presence, rising star¬†Luh Tyler¬†performed his first-ever festival set, and¬†BIA¬†and¬†Lancey Foux¬†cut fashionable figures in front of their adoring fans.

As always, Rolling Loud was a living example of hip-hop’s diverse spectrum of sounds and vibes. Laid back rap fans could enjoy stoner maestros¬†Curren$y¬†and¬†Larry June, while those looking to bang their heads could make their way to sets by Memphis rappers¬†Duke Deuce¬†and¬†Gloss Up, or Florida favorites¬†Pouya & Fat Nick,¬†Robb Bank$,¬†and¬†Danny Towers.

Tune back in on Sunday as Future, Uzi, and many others close out Rolling Loud California 2023, and check out the livestream on Twitch, YouTube, and RollingLoud.com

Check below for photos of some of the most memorable moments from the festival, view a full complement of photos at the Dropbox below, and be sure to follow Rolling Loud on Instagram for even more highlights.

View photos of Rolling Loud California 2023 (please credit all photos to Rolling Loud / @photographer): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fp4djz73grrndw4/AAATTlyh5PZAiUDxf_npmLtma?dl=0

View full performance clips at https://www.youtube.com/c/rollingloud

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TRAVIS SCOTT:

Travis Scott performs his first of many Rolling Loud headlining sets in 2023
(Credit: Rolling Loud / @simonchasalow)

JUSTIN BIEBER:

Bieber makes his Rolling Loud debut, performing “Private Landing” with Don Toliver
(Credit: Rolling Loud / @baeth)

LIL WAYNE & NICKI MINAJ:

Young Money Reunion: Nicki and Wayne share the stage
(Credit: Rolling Loud / @sokrispy)

DON TOLIVER:

Toliver performs songs from his new album¬†Love Sick¬†during a special guest-filled set. He brought out 2 JB’s: James Blake and Justin Bieber (Credit: Rolling Loud / @henryhwu)

Don Toliver and James Blake (Credit: Rolling Loud / @jamesbaxter)

LIL BABY:

The 4PF superstar makes his presence felt during his starlit set on the main stage
(Credit: Rolling Loud / @amandabfilms)

CITY GIRLS:

Miami’s top duo fires up the twerkulator during their afternoon set (Credit: Rolling Loud / @ayyypas)

2 CHAINZ:

2 Chainz draws from his bag of guest verses and solo hits (Credit: Rolling Loud / @samieedotcom)

KEVIN GATES: 

Kevin Gates doesn’t get tired, puts on a show at the GoPuff Stage
(Credit: Rolling Loud / @alyyypas)

BIA:

BIA stands up for Philly on the Levi’s Stage (Credit: Rolling Loud / @chrisallmeid)

AMIN√Č:

Portland’s finest emcee makes it pop (Credit: Rolling Loud / @jessicapadover)

LARRY JUNE:

Good job, Larry! The supremely smooth SF native shines in his home state
(Credit: Rolling Loud / @kadeeeem)

YOUNG NUDY:

The PDE chieftain cooks up Gumbo on the main stage (Credit: Rolling Loud / @jamesbaxter)

DUKE DEUCE:

What the fuuuu…Memphis’s Duke Deuce makes crunk fun (Credit: Rolling Loud / @izzynuzzophoto)

RISING STARS:

LUH TYLER (Credit: Rolling Loud / @srodriguez92)

GLOSS UP (Credit: Rolling Loud / @alexxfigs)

LANCEY FOUX (Credit: Rolling Loud / @chrisallmeid)

DANNY TOWERS (Credit: Rolling Loud / @kadeeeem)

CASH COBAIN & CHOW LEE (Credit: Rolling Loud / @kadeeeem)

500RAXX (Credit: Rolling Loud / @jordankelseyknight)

SU’LAN (Credit: Rolling Loud / @obislet)

SCENES FROM THE FESTIVAL:

(Credit: Rolling Loud / @itchyeyephotos)

Danny Towers gets a haircut at the Loud Cuts barbershop in VIP
(Credit: Rolling Loud / @simonchasalow)

(Credit: Rolling Loud / @itchyeyephotos)

Inside Bunny’s Bae Bar, presented by Forever 21 (Credit: Rolling Loud / @sokrispy)

(Credit: Rolling Loud / @sokrispy)

(Credit: Rolling Loud / @sokrispy)

Critical Praise:

“Built from scratch by lifelong music fans Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif, Rolling Loud‚Äôs early strengths were its daring curation and booking, elevating a new generation of artists with exciting live shows and captivating energy. Today, the biggest performers headline the raucous Miami festival, coming from all over the world, often driven solely by their love and trust of Zingler and Cherif.”¬†–¬†Billboard

“Rolling Loud has become the biggest hip-hop festival in the country”¬†–¬†Variety

“From niche hip-hop festival to must-play event for some of the biggest stars in music.”¬†–¬†Pollstar

“Until Elon Musk involuntarily envelops society into a physical cloud universe, Rolling Loud will be the closest experience to actually living inside your streaming app.”¬†–¬†Complex

“Rolling Loud’s annual New York edition is always something special, but this year’s Halloween-weekend extravaganza (not to mention the first post-pandemic) brought seriously spectacular energy to Queens’ Citi Field.”¬†–¬†Highsnobiety

“Rolling Loud is a lifestyle brand. They are more than just the shows. They have built a community with their consumers and are building new channels to maintain continuity”¬†–¬†Forbes

“In four and a half years ‚ÄĒ beginning small in Miami, and now promoting Coachella-sized events around the country ‚ÄĒ Rolling Loud has established itself as a playground for the young…This time last year, many of the rappers now drawing crowds of several thousand were barely known.”¬†–¬†The New York Times

The Background:

About Rolling Loud
Founded by 6-time Billboard Hip-Hop Power Players Matt Zingler & Tariq Cherif as a one-day Miami show, Rolling Loud has grown into a global phenomenon, hosting festivals on both US coasts and in multiple international locations. Rolling Loud is the premier festival brand in hip-hop, known for its expert curation of wide-ranging lineups that reflect the state of the genre.

2022 was Rolling Loud’s biggest year yet. The festival returned to their home base of Miami for their largest event to date, headlined by Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, and Future, and the inaugural Rolling Loud Portugal, which brought an international array of all-stars to the beaches of Portimåo, Portugal. The festival’s busy 2022 continued with the first ever Rolling Loud Toronto, headlined by Future, WizKid, and Dave, and the third annual Rolling Loud New York, headlined by Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky & Future.

In 2023, Rolling Loud expands its empire even further, returning to Los Angeles for Rolling Loud California, debuting Rolling Loud Thailand, its first-ever Asian festival, and staging three European shows including Rolling Loud Portugal, and the inaugural editions of Rolling Loud Rotterdam (NL) and Rolling Loud Germany.

About Hollywood Park
Spanning nearly 300 acres, Hollywood Park is the largest urban mixed-use development under construction in the Western United States.  Anchored by an 890,000-square-foot retail area and surrounded by creative office space, Hollywood Park offers new sophisticated residences, public parks, a lake, and premier entertainment venues. The mixed-use development is all linked by walkable paseos and plazas and centered around the newly completed 3.1 million square-foot SoFi Stadium, one of Los Angeles’ most striking architectural structures. Stylish residences and a modern open-office campus will complement the entertainment and retail district, creating a world-class destination for both local and international guests. Located just six miles off the coast, a short drive from LAX and the City of Inglewood’s future Crenshaw/LAX Line, Hollywood Park is poised to become an iconic global destination for millions to enjoy. For more information, please visit www.hollywoodparklife.com.

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