This past Friday, Red Bull Music returned to Atlanta for the 2018 Red Bull Music Culture Clash
With four different stages and four different crews, each representing a different sound and culture, Red Bull Music once again embraced different cultures, and brought together a various group of talented individuals for this years Red Bull Music Culture Clash. With Zaytoven appearing for Zaytown Global, Mija & Kenny Beats with Don’t Think, Kranium with Frequent Flyers, and Fireboy Sound with Fuego all battling for the 2018 Culture Clash championship title hosted by the Breakfast Club’s very own Angela Yee, the night was for sure to be action packed and full of surprises.
Kenny Beats & Mija were accompanied by frequent Kenny Beats collaborators KEY!, and Rico Nasty, with Zach Fox, Lord Narf, and Ripparachie as hype men, the Don’t Think stage defiantly represented diversity and defined that its ok to be yourself. By bringing out legends such as Trillville, Gorilla Zoe, and Pastor Troy, Don’t Think certainly provided allot of the energy inside the room.
Fireboy provided much Dominican flavor while alongside hype men Fatboy SSE, and Pioladitingancia who’s trash talking was quite interesting
With being the god father of trap music, Zaytoven for sure used his face card to his advantage. Assisted by DJ Scream and DJ Baby Drew, Zaytown Global brought out acts such as Lumidee, Lecrae, Fabo, Oj Da Juiceman, Demarco, Young Dolph, and a phone call from Gucci Mane, the Atlanta crowed roared with excitement from witnessing what was before them. Zay defiantly competed hard and arguably won the competition.
Its seems as if every West Indian in Atlanta came out to support Kranium and the Frequent Flyers. The Frequent Flyers crowd control was unbelievable and the energy, and fun they provided was impeccable. Introducing special guests like Derez De’Shon, Vanessa Bling, Masicka, and dance hall legend Mavado. BLOODCLAAT! Each round Kranium and his crew brought fun and stage presence while representing for their West Indian culture which is why The Frequent Flyers were able to snatch the trophy for Culture Clash 2018.
Submerged with diversity by so many different people from different backgrounds and different walks of life was very intriguing and satisfying to see that we all can get along and co-exist under the same roof all for our love for music. Red Bull Music innovatively brought us all together to embraces our differences through music. How dope is that?!