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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: Smino

Self-described as playing “futuristic funk” and “soulful rap,” the 26-year-old St. Louis-based rapper’s sound and voice is reminiscent of his contemporary, Chance the Rapper, but with an overall emphasis that it’s for the bedroom.
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Thunderous sound at Rolling Loud

Rolling Loud is new to the Bay Area and even newer to Oakland — for its second stint in Northern California, Rolling Loud was held at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum grounds, cementing its status not only as a celebration of rap and hip-hop but also specifically of Bay Area rap and hip-hop.
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SahBabii emerges from depths with ‘Squidtastic’

Rap has taken a silly turn, with rappers like Lil Yachty and Young Thug bringing boats and slime into their lyrics regularly. In line with this new, more playful, nonsensical form of rap, SahBabii has emerged as someone who creates some of the most exciting and compelling music.
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