Rolling Loud: Miami
Not often do all your favorite rappers headline a music festival. But when they do you fly to Miami to see them. Here's a recap of all the performances from last weekend. Most of the content was taken from my personal Snapchat or Instagram story. The festival was crazy and unfortunately we were not able to see everyone we wanted to see. I recapped who we were able to see below.
I spent most of Friday at the monster stage where Rich Chigga, Larry June, Flatbush Zombies, Lil Yachty and Lil Wayne performed. I then made my way over to see A$ap Rocky perform. A$ap was by far one of my favorite performances and someone I've waited four years to see.
Saturday was the shortest day of all. I stopped by and watched Chief Keef perform then made my way to the other stage for Denzel Curry and XXXtentacion. We decided to leave the festival afterwards. I have seen Young Thug three times already and had seen Kendrick once before. You'll see below how crazy some of the moshes got in the XXXtentacion video.
Sunday I had a little bit of a late start. This was the day everyone we came to see was performing. Unfortunately in order to get a good spot at each stage you had to stay posted there for an extended amount of time. (40,000 people in one small park). Still wishing I saw YG, but I finally got to see Gucci Mane perform a little bit of his set. I've seen Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert back in Seattle, but in Miami their set was even crazier. Lil Uzi jumped off the back platform and into the crowd! Playboi Carti has really grown over the last year and you could definitely see that in his fan support as well as his music. Everyone there knew the song "Magnolia" yelling "in New York I Milly Rock!" Out of everyone who performed at the whole music festival (including my favorite artist Future) The Migos were by far the best performance. While most of the songs they played were off the culture album with a few exception of their older songs like "Handsome and Wealthy" and "Fight Night" they kept the crowd going. I don't think anyone will fully understand what Quavo means when he says "for the culture" until they are at a Migos performance for themselves. 21 Savage played a lot of his old songs including "Dip Dip" and "Red Opps". Future brought 21 on stage during his performance to play X. Unfortunately there was a lot of confusion when it came to who was performing on what stage, the times of the performances changed and so did the location. I ended up leaving the crowd right before Future's set and I got to see the first couple songs of his set then left to see Travi$. I saw Travi$ Scott a couple years ago in Seattle, but Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight live really captured Travi$ as an artist and how much he's grown over the past couple years. Trav brought out Quavo of the Migos to perform their joint duo on Drake's song "Portland" and then segwayed into "Kelly Price."
Lil Uzi Vert
Here's a few snaps from my camera roll showing what went down during the festival