The third annual Rolling Loud Bay Area took the word ‘epic’ to another level. Hosting over 40,000 attendees and providing an all-star lineup with acts like Future, Migos, G-Eazy, Playboi Carti, and Lil Uzi Vert shutting down three different stages Rolling Loud Bay Area was nothing short of an unforgettable weekend.
As the birthplace of mob music, hyphy, and Tupac Shakur’s rap career, the Bay Area will always have a special place in hip-hop history. In the third year of Rolling Loud invading the Bay area, the festival decided to expand with not one, not two but THREE stages, a basketball court, a skate park, a beauty bar, a cereal bar, art installations, a phone charging station and a lot more water stations (you know for the ragers.)
It helped that Rolling Loud accommodated VIP guests with a Beauty Bar providing everything you could possibly need from chewing gum, q-tips, eyeliner, hand sanitizer, makeup remover, deodorant and more. You could also sit back, relax and get your hair and makeup beat by one of the many on-site beauticians. 💅
Attendees could take a break from all the raging to go play a quick game of basketball at the official Rolling Loud basketball court or if you are skateboard savvy go hit a few 360 spins at the Monster Energy Drink skate park.
A fun addition to the festival was the cereal bar where for $20 bucks you could purchase a box of delicious and fruity, “Loud O’s,” created by Rolling Loud founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler.
Throughout the festival, fans were able to enjoy and munch on an array of food truck options such as infused Asian, specialty tacos, customized pizza, cold ice cream, and gourmet alcoholic drinks.
To stay hydrated and refreshed all day long Rolling Loud provided a plethora of beverage options like Tecate, Monster Green Tea and you could even keep the rage going with a delicious Four Loko. 🤪
Overall, besides the usual minor hiccups, Rolling Loud festivals continue to set the tone for how a Hip-Hop festival should be and they definitely didn’t disappoint this time. Read our top 10 moments from Rolling Loud Bay Area after the jump!
1. Westcoast collective’s SOB X RBE and Shoreline Mafia join forces
SOB x RBE members, Slimmy B, Yhung T.O., and DaBoii invited Shoreline Mafia members, OhGeesy and Fenix Flexin to share the stage for a Bay Area and L.A. unified performance of “Da Move” and “Bands.”
2. G-Eazy repped the Bay area head to toe and brought out P-Lo
G-Eazy showed up and showed out for the Bay, rocking a white on white Oakland Atheltic’s jersey paired with a green and yellow “A’s” baseball cap before stripping down to a white Mac Dre shirt to pay homage to the late Bay Area rapper.
G-Eazy had a bursting performance getting hyped to songs like “No Limit,” “Me, Myself and I,” “I Mean It,” and “1942.” The B-Sides rapper also brought out ALLBLACK for his featured part on “West Coast” and surprised fans even more by calling producer turned rapper P-Lo to the stage.
3. YG secured the bag with Kehlani 💰
In a special guest performance, YG headlined the festival on Saturday with an incredible set bringing out his new love and Bay area royalty, Kehlani.
YG established his set with a beautiful Nipsey Hussle tribute and precedently shared with fans that he considers the Bay his “second home.” Ain’t no party like a YG party though as he got into hits like “Twist My Fingers,” “Big Bank,” “My Nigga,” “Why You Always Hating,” and “SUU WHOOP.”
One thing about the 4REAL 4REAL rapper is that he doesn’t like snitch and let it be known in his performance of “Stop Snitchin.” Forgetting the words to his featured Nipsey Hussle song, “You Broke,” fans assisted YG in remembering the lyrics by rapping his verse acapella for him. Closing out the festival, YG brought a Mariachi band on stage for “Go Loko” and shared a kiss onstage with Kehlani. 4HUNNNNNNID.
4. Young Dolph and Key Glock went ‘Dum and Dummer’
Young Dolph and Key Glock united at the High Hemp Stage for a rip-roaring production of their Billboard chart-topping mixtape, Dum and Dummer.
In a high energized performance Key Glock and Young Dolph joined fans in the crowd rapping heavy-hitters like “Water on Water on Water,” “Baby Joker” and “III.” On the solo tip, Key Glock performed “Russian Cream” and “Since 6ix” before Young Dolph performed “100 Shots,” “Play Wit Yo Bitch,” and “Cut It.”
5. The Bay showed out for Megan Thee Stallion during “Simon Says”
Looking like a pink Gucci Barbie, Megan The Stallion ended off her Legendary Nights Tour with the Bay Area hotties! Opening her set to “Realer”, Megan eventually invited fans on stage to twerk to, “Simon Says” before ending off her performance with “Hot Girl Summer.”
6. Jhonny Dang iced Da Baby up with a new ‘KIRK’ chain
Fresh off the release of his debut album, KIRK Da Baby took over the High Hemp Stage coming out to the albums opening track, “INTRO.” Since it’s release last Friday, KIRK currently has six songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Before performing “Off The Rip,” Da Baby was gifted with an insane “Kirk” chain designed by famed jeweler Jhonny Dang. The custom gold and diamond-encrusted chain features “Kirk-links” instead of “Cuban-links” and also comes with a matching bracelet. Check out the blinged-out piece below!
7. Juice WRLD brought out Young Thug, Trippie Redd and Ski Mask the Slump God
The party never ends! Juice WRLD had an electrifying performance providing fans with tons and tons of energy and even bringing out some of the artists featured on his songs.
WRLD performed songs like “Lucid Dreams,” “All Girls Are The Same,” “Robbery,” and “Fine China” while bringing out Trippie Redd to assist with “1400/ 999 Freestyle”, Young Thug for “Mannequin Challenge” and Ski Mask the Slump God for “Nuketown” all of which the Death Race for Love rapper is featured on.
8. DFW rappers were at Rolling Loud deep with Splurge, Tay Money, 10K.CAASH, G.U.N., and DJ Bubba
The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex raided the Bay Area with a superabundance of not just performers but fans as well! Representing for Texas was Splurge, 10K.CAASH, Tay Money, G.U.N. and DGB’s very own DJ Bubba.
10K.CAASH brought his crazed dance The Woah to the Bay Area with his performance of “SwajjurKicks”, “Dip Swagg Dip” while also bringing out G.U.N. for a rendition of their song, “Aloha.” Further, Lil Uzi Vert brought out 10K during his performance of “Money Longer” at the Dryp Stage on Sunday night. Check out the scene below!
9. NLE Choppa hit em with the dance moves
Chopppppppppa! For NLE Choppa‘s first time performing at Rolling Loud, the 16-year-old rapper sure did have a full house during his set. NLE entertained fans with his sensational dance moves as he executed “Shotta Flow,” “Shotta Flow 2,” and “Shotta Flow 3” as well as “Capo,” “Birdboy,” and “Camelot.”
10. Gunna, Gunna, Gunna!
Gunna dripped Bay Area fans with a superior performance of heavy-hitters “Drip Too Hard,” “Space Cadet,” “Top Off,” “Mistress” and “Spending Addiction” before bringing out Young Thug for his feature on “Oh Okay”. Gunna ended off his set with fan-favorite “Who You Foolin?”