While we’re a little over a month away from Rolling Loud Miami, the full lineup and headliners for the New York edition of hip-hop’s biggest festival has just been announced. Among with some no-brainers, there’s also some interesting and surprising choices headed to the stage. Probably the biggest surprise of all—Nicki Minaj.
The undisputed highest-selling female rapper of all-time was on a roll in the 2010s. However, after a few big scandals and cancellations, the Pink Friday rapper went more or less, silent. However, in 2018, she announced her own radio show, Queen Radio, and recently announced its return. Now, she’s coming back to headline Rolling Loud—it’ll be her first time on a stage in years. Other headliners include A$AP Rocky and Future.
Happening in Citi Field, Queens, this September, the stage will also bring a host of the hottest acts in hip-hop. Friday, for instance, Lil Uzi Vert, Chief Keef, G Herbo, City Morgue, and Armani White are kicking things off. On Saturday, the heat continues with Lil Baby, Kevin Gates, Erica Banks, and Lakeyah shutting it down—even Soulja Boy, with his renewed internet fame—snagged a set. Finally, on Sunday, leading up to Future, 21 Savage, Big Sean, Pusha T, Fat Joe, Curren$y, and Clip to close things out. Special sets and guests include Sounds By Scheme, Five Venoms, and DJ Spade.
The massively successful franchise shows no signs of slowing down. From a SXSW set earlier this year, and now heading to Florida in July, this is another iteration of the festival no one can hold a candle to when it comes to hip-hop.
To catch Rolling Loud New York, make sure you’re in Queens from September 23-25, and cop your tickets when they go on sale this Friday (6/17) at 12 PM ET.
Now, look below to see the full lineup.
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