Rolling Loud California was this last weekend, and it was truly a vibe. This was the first time the festival was held at So-Fi Stadium in Inglewood section of Los Angeles, and it was the perfect move to have it in the home of Nipsey Hussle.
Thousands of people came from all over the world to see their favorite artists perform and they did not disappoint. All the performers did their thing, but these five artists really left their mark that weekend.
One of the greatest rappers of all time, Lil Wayne headlined on Saturday. During his hour-long set, it became clear why he is such a legend. The first guest he brought out was 2 Chainz, and together they performed "Rich AF" and "‘"Watch Out." Next up was Nicki Minaj, who performed her newest single "Red Ruby Da Sleaze" and a couple of her solo hits, before she and Lil Wayne performed "Truffle Butter." After that, Lil Wayne went even deeper in his bag; he closed out out with "We Be Steady Mobbin" and "A Milli."
Lil Baby is arguably the hottest rapper out today and his Rolling Loud set proved why. He had the entire crowd lit from his opening, with his Drake-assisted "Wants and Needs." He then performed "Baby," his hit with the DaBaby. The highlight of his set was when he closed out with "Freestyle," and it was a sight to see! Every single light in the crowd was up, and the crowd literally sang every single word along with him.
Coi Leray was live on Sunday; she had one of the best-choreographed sets of the weekend. If you doubted her ability to put on a show, Rolling Loud Cali ended all of that. She’s a great dancer and brought all of her energy with her, which just pumped up the crowd. As Leray went through her catalog, you realize how many popular songs she had been a part of: "No More Parties," "Twinnem," and "Pretty Girls Walk Like This," with Big Boss Vette who was on hand to perform. And of course, "Players," her biggest song to date, closed out her sesh.
Kevin Gates' performance was one of the best of the weekend and brought with it a range of emotions. He opened up with a somber tone, his latest hit "Scars," an ode to his late brother, and you could hear the feeling in his voice as he rapped over the piano keys. However, the energy quickly picked up with his next couple of tunes, including fan favorites "In God I Trust," "2 Phones," "Cartel Swag" and "Me Too." The best part of his performance was how interactive he was with the crowd; he was talking to them in between every song and even joking about his crazy interviews. If this was your first time seeing Kevin Gates live, it was a performance you wouldn't forget.
City Girls have the culture in the palm of their hands. When the DJ asked, "Are you ready for the City Girls," almost every woman at the festival started running to the stage to get a better view of the duo. The male fans were in the crowd too, with a lot of them singing along! Yung Miami and JT had the audience in a trance with their stage presence and dancing; it was without a doubt one of the best performances of the night. They performed their hits, including "Act Up," "Where The Bag At," "Rodeo" and "Said Sum"remix. They left the stage with some good news too, announcing new City Girls tunes is on the way soon.