A veritable mecca for hip-hop fans, Rolling Loud Bay Area brings a distinct local flavor to its lineup of rap’s best and brightest. Yesterday at Oakland Coliseum, national stars like Wiz Khalifa and Gucci Mane rubbed elbows with local heroes like IAMSU!, ALLBLACK, and more. Check below for GIFs and pics of some of the day’s most memorable moments, ranging from Pusha T performing songs from DAYTONA, to Kevin Gates‘ charmingly raunchy set, to P-Lo‘s crowd-pleasing array of hyphy hits, featuring special guest G-Eazy.
ALLBLACK is All Smiles as His Hometown Crowd Raps Every Word of “P’s & Q’s” (Photo Credit: Brandon Newfield)
The G.O.O.D. Music CEO Performs Hits From His Acclaimed DAYTONA Album
Fireworks Above the Dryp Stage (Photo Credit: James Baxter)
The Crowd at Rolling Loud (Photo Credit: James Baxter)
West Oakland’s Guapdad 4000 Was a Common Sight at the Festival, Killing His Own Set and Appearing as a Guest for Others (Photo Credit: James Baxter)
Wiz Khalifa Performs a Headlining Set with a Live Band, Playing Hits Like “Black & Yellow” and Bringing Out Vallejo’s Own SOB X RBE (Photo Credit: Marcus McDonald)
Festival Co-Founder Tariq Cherif Presents Pusha with an Oakland Raiders Inspired Rolling Loud Bay Area Chain (Photo Credit: Audible Treats)
Kevin Gates Charms the Crowd With His Irascible Personality and His Deep Array of Hits (Photo Credit: Adi Muhtarevic)
ATL’s Hottest Emcee Turns in a Starmaking Performance on the Main Stage (Photo Credit: Adi Muhtarevic)
HBK’s Rapper/Producer Brings Out Surprise Guest G-Eazy (Photo Credit: Marcus McDonald)
IAMSU (left) Hosts an East Bay Affair, Bringing Up Notable Local Figures like HBK Skipper (right) and D-Lo (Photo Credit: Brandon Newfield)
Growing from a single day Miami-based festival into a global company and the biggest live brand in rap music, Rolling Loud’s success embodies the spirit of Hip-Hop. Gathering a variety of rap’s biggest names for a two day bash, Rolling Loud is preparing the finishing touches on Rolling Loud Bay Area 2018, occurring on September 15th and 16th. Headlined by turn-up titan Travis Scott and Taylor Gang ringleader Wiz Khalifa, the artist roster for Rolling Loud Bay Area is as star-studded as they come, boasting Hip-Hop heavy hitters like Rae Sremmurd, Pusha T, Gucci Mane, and Kevin Gates, local heroes like E-40, IAMSU!, Kamaiyah, Mozzy, and P-Lo, XXL Freshmen like Trippie Redd, wifisfuneral and BlocBoy JB, and other rapidly rising stars, including Juice WRLD,Lil Baby, Yung Bans, Lil Skies, and Saweetie. Occurring over two days on the grounds of Oakland Coliseum, Rolling Loud Bay Area brings the blast of hyphy local energy that the rap game desperately needs.
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