Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber & More at Rolling Loud California 2023
Young Money Reunion: Nicki and Wayne share the stage
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After eight years of unforgettable moments and career-defining sets, Rolling Loud can still surprise. The second day of Rolling Loud California 2023 was one of the most memorable in the festival’s history. As the glorious L.A. sunset faded into night, the stars came out.
Don Toliver got the party started, bringing out the one and only Justin Bieber and acclaimed singer-songwriter James Blake to perform songs from Toliver’s new Love Sick album. Lil Wayne performed a stacked set, hosted a Young Money reunion starring his protege Nicki Minaj (and Young Money signee Gudda Gudda), and performed his hits with 2 Chainz, including “Duffle Bag Boy.” As the historic night came to a close, Travis Scott made his return to the stage, with a new set design and an array of his best songs.
The rest of the day brought even more stars to Hollywood Park. Lil Baby took a victory lap on the Levi’s Stage, leading a contingent of Atlanta rappers that included heavy-hitters 2 Chainz and Young Nudy. City Girls did their thing on the main stage, Aminé arrived with his singular stage presence, rising star Luh Tyler performed his first-ever festival set, and BIA and Lancey Foux cut fashionable figures in front of their adoring fans.
As always, Rolling Loud was a living example of hip-hop’s diverse spectrum of sounds and vibes. Laid back rap fans could enjoy stoner maestros Curren$y and Larry June, while those looking to bang their heads could make their way to sets by Memphis rappers Duke Deuce and Gloss Up, or Florida favorites Pouya & Fat Nick, Robb Bank$, and Danny Towers.
Kevin Gates doesn’t get tired, puts on a show at the GoPuff Stage
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