Rolling Loud is the largest hip hop festival in the world, putting together absolutely stacked lineups across the globe.
That being said, there's no denying that Miami is home to the festival's flagship edition. It is both the original and biggest of them all, and it just so happens to be taking place this weekend.
With hip hop at an all time high in terms of commercial appeal, here's everything you need to know to get ready for the genre's main event.
Where is it?
Just like the music it presents, Rolling Loud has moved from the streets to the big times. For the first time, the festival will take up shop in the home of the Dolphins aka Hard Rock Stadium, which is at 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.
How do I get there?
In the words of one Donald Glover, "this is America." That basically means getting there by car is easiest, but it's also 2018 so there are some other options as well.
From central Miami, you can take the Metrorail to Earlington Heights station and transfer to the Metrobus route 17 and get off at Nw 22 Av & 191 St. The festival site is a 10 minute walk north from the bus stop.
Find your route here.
Besides Kendrick and Drake, pretty much every rapper under forty (and some over) will be there. Did I mention this is the biggest hip hop festival in the world?
I could pull some names from the lineup poster for you, but you can also just look at it yourself just below. Think of it as a choose your own adventure game.
What does it sound like?
Rolling Loud is the sonic equivalent of that feeling when you wake up feeling great after throwing an awesome party at your mom's house when she specifically told you not to but then you go downstairs to assess the damage and realise you might be in some trouble.
Either that or it sounds like this playlist.
What are the people saying?
Very matter of fact statement from Giancarlo here. It's just going to happen. It's not good or bad. It just is.
In 4 days I’m losing my mind, body, and soul! #rollingloud2018— Giancarlo Villarroel (@G_villa90) May 7, 2018
Triniti has her priorities straight.
Got a new job starting Monday... too bad I’ll be in Miami next week 🤷🏼♀️ #rollingloud2018— Triniti Martin (@trinitinicole) May 4, 2018
Don't worry Jess, you still have some time. Just breathe.
#rollingloud2018— jess ღ (@mojicax3) April 29, 2018
I AIN’T READY 😩
What should I do if I couldn't get a ticket?
If you aren't one of the lucky ones who are making the pilgrimage to Hard Rock Stadium this weekend, don't despair! Revolt TV is streaming the festivities, so you can catch all the action from the comfort of your own home.
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