Rolling Loud New York: Saturday Recap

Hip-Hop’s Biggest Festival Brand Travels to Rap’s Hometown For a Day of Infinite Drip

Critical Praise:
Rolling Loud has rapidly become the most essential annual hip-hop festival” – 
The New York Times

One of hip-hop’s biggest festivals” – The Wall Street Journal

“The country’s premier hip-hop festival” – Billboard

THE RECAP:

With a grandeur and scale befitting the festival’s Empire City surroundings, Rolling Loud New York is one of the defining rap events of 2019. On the first day of the inaugural edition of this festival, there was a palpable electricity as rap’s elite descended upon Citi Field in Queens, bringing their A-game to fit the occasion. Closing with a characteristically epic Travis Scott performance, Saturday also boasted an energetic, Meek Mill taking the stage with guest spots from Calboy and Wale, a performance by the full Wu-Tang Clan, and hometown sets from nearly a dozen NY stars, from Fat Joe to Lil TJay.

Additional highlights include Playboi Carti earning a rapturous response for both his hits and his leaks, YGgiving his take on the day’s trending topics, Young M.A. bringing a heavy dose of Brooklyn to the Sauce Stage, new Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant chilling backstage, and much more.

Check below for some of the best photos of the day’s most memorable moments.

For additional images from the festival, visit this Dropbox of hi-res photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4f6i6e3bvbl4s4x/AAAiOTaMayAcNHrc2g_keYOOa?dl=0

See even more highlights on Rolling Loud’s Instagram.

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CHECK HERE FOR DAY 2 LIVESTREAM LINKS AND EMBEDS:

Day 2 : Curated feed – mixed stages
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Day 2 : Fashion Nova Stage
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Day 2 : DRYP Stage
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Day 2 : SAUCE Stage
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TRAVIS SCOTT:

The proud Houston native brings down the house with his new stage design (Credit: Rolling Loud/Nicolita Bradley @okaynicolita)

(Credit: Rolling Loud/Nicolita Bradley @okaynicolita)

MEEK MILL:

The righteously intense Philly rapper prepares to take the stage (Credit: Rolling Loud/ Shaun Llewellyn @@shaunllewellyn_)

WU-TANG CLAN:

Ya best protect ya neck–RZA, Ghost, Rae, Meth, and the rest bring the ruckus during their epic Dryp Stage set (Credit: Rolling Loud/Mickey Pierre-Louis @itchyeyephotos)

Method Man (Credit: Rolling Loud/Mickey Pierre-Louis @itchyeyephotos)

Clan in Da Front (Credit: Rolling Loud/Mickey Pierre-Louis @itchyeyephotos)
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PLAYBOI CARTI:

Playboi Carti shines bright as fans scream back his mantra-like rhymes (Credit: Rolling Loud/Leanne Leuterio @snap_ll)

SHECK WES & KEVIN DURANT:

(Credit: Rolling Loud/Leanne Leuterio @snap_ll)

YOUNG M.A.:

The Brooklyn native dazzles the crowd with her technique (Credit: Rolling Loud/Nicolita Bradley @okaynicolita )

LIL TJAY:

Nobody was happier to be at Rolling Loud New York than the Bronx-born teenaged sensation (Credit: Rolling Loud/Amal Flower Kay @cohibit)

RICO NASTY:

The 2019 XXL Freshman poses backstage with her best bud Fish (Credit: Rolling Loud/Nicolita Bradley @okaynicolita)

LIL KEED:

ATL’s latest breakout star mingles with fans during his set (Credit: Rolling Loud/ Felix Francisco @felxfrancisco)

FLIPP DINERO:

The crowd couldn’t leave Canarsie’s hometown hero alone (Credit: Rolling Loud/Marcus McDonald @themcdub)

THE CROWD:

(Credit: Rolling Loud/Amal Flower Kay @cohibit)

(Credit: Rolling Loud/Amal Flower Kay @cohibit)

Rolling Loud New York’s Signature Cereal, available at the festival’s Cereal Bar (Credit: Rolling Loud/Marcus McDonald @TheMcDub)

(Credit: Rolling Loud/Amal Flower Kay @cohibit)

(Credit: Rolling Loud/Sebastian Rodriguez @srodriguez92)

Rolling Loud would like to thank the following for setting up activations at the festival:
FashionNova
Monster
Simple Mobile
Heineken

And these further corporate sponsors:
BE-AT.TV
Four Loko
Miller/Coors
Electric Standard Company
Ethika
New Era
Buzznog

THE BACKGROUND:

Founded in 2015 by Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif as a one-day festival in Miami, Rolling Loud evolved into a global behemoth, with massive festivals on both American coasts and an international event in Australia. Occurring at Citi Field in October, Rolling Loud New York boasted one of the festival brand’s most impressive lineups yet, with headlining performances from New York icons A$AP Rocky and Wu-Tang Clan, alongside genre superstars Travis Scott, Meek Mill, and Lil Uzi Vert.

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