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Rolling Loud 2018: Young Thug

The moment a recently bailed-out Young Thug came out to his Rolling Loud set Sunday in a huge chain, yellow hoodie, black coat, plaid pajamas and dad sneakers, it became evident that the coming hour was going to be anything but a letdown.
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Rolling Loud 2018: YG

On the Pinclout Stage of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the lights went dark and the outro speech to YG’s “Handgun” played over the speaker. “Now you’re ready for the world, yadidamean?” the anonymous man says, as if to initiate the entire audience. “Stay dangerous.”
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Rolling Loud 2018: Saweetie

Hayward, California native Saweetie was one of the newer and more diverse faces of hip-hop who performed at Rolling Loud this weekend. She’s among the handful of female rappers who are on a relatively quick trajectory to success.
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Rolling Loud 2018: Cuban Doll

With lime-green hair, a pink latex outfit and the ammo of her sexual and boastful lyrics, 20-year-old Dallas-based rapper Cuban Doll was yet another invasion of vibrant, borderline obnoxious color to the Dryp Stage of Rolling Loud.
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Rolling Loud 2018: Playboi Carti

Unfortunately, Playboi Carti’s Rolling Loud set Saturday hit none of these marks. The most excited the crowd ever got was before the show when the DJ played A$AP Rocky and Skepta’s song “Praise the Lord.”
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Rolling Loud 2018: Gucci Mane

As of 2018, trap star Gucci Mane, aka Trap God, aka Big Guwap, aka La Flare, aka Mr. Zone 6 and so on, has amassed 12 studio albums, one soundtrack, seven EPs, 72 mixtapes and 33 singles. With that sort of discography, one can only wonder how the Trap God decided on his setlist for Saturday’s performance.
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