Written by April Buckley-Moore
Posted on June 14, 2022 at 9:35 pm
The world’s largest rap festival returns to hip-hop’s hometown, with artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Fivio Foreign, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Busta Rhymes, and many more.
Led by headliners Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, and Future, the Rolling Loud NY lineup boasts a potent mix of A-List stars, meteoric risers, respected vets, and plenty of figures from the bustling NY rap scene. The latest chapter in a dominant year for the world’s premier rap festival brand, Rolling Loud New York touches down at Citi Field in Queens on September 23-25th.
Rolling Loud New York 2022 continues the festival’s streak of booking some of the biggest stars in music to receive top billing. Nicki Minaj headlines Rolling Loud for the first time, making her the solo female rapper to ever headline the festival in its 7 year run. The Queen of rap joined Future on his set at the 2018 Rolling Loud in Miami.
A$AP Rocky returns for his third straight Rolling Loud New York, after headlining the initial RL NY in 2019 and coming out as a special guest during 50 Cent’s set in 2021. Finally, Future returns to headline another Rolling Loud event–he closed out a memorable Rolling Loud California in 2021, and will headline Rolling Loud Miami and Rolling Loud Toronto before embarking for the Big Apple.
Fans at Rolling Loud New York can see established superstars like Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, and Moneybagg Yo, Five Borough favorites like Lil TJay, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Tecca and Fivio Foreign, leading ladies like BIA, Bktherula, DreamDoll, Kali, Lakeyah, and more, respected veterans like Pusha T, Busta Rhymes, and Fat Joe, and a host of rising rappers from NY and beyond.
Rolling Loud is definitely in its growth year in 2022. Rolling Loud Miami 2022, the festival’s flagship event, boasting perhaps the most impressive group of headliners in Rolling Loud history: Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and Future. The brand is expanding into international territory this year, hosting its first ever festivals in Europe and Canada. The announcement of Rolling Loud New York 2022 comes hot on the heels of the festival’s reveal of Rolling Loud Toronto, featuring an international array of A-listers including headliners Future, WizKid, and Dave. Rolling Loud starts its international expansion this summer, with Rolling Loud Portugal (July 6-8th, 2022) and WOO HAH! Fest in the Netherlands (July 1st-3rd).
Will you be attending Rolling Loud this year?