Last time the rap festival Rolling Loud came to the Bay Area, it didn't go off without a hitch. Local rap fans criticized the festival's booking, which included few local artists. And A Boogie Wit a Hoodie and his entourage allegedly jumped beloved Bay Area rapper Lil B in an altercation backstage; Lil B canceled his set, and told the audience that his equipment was stolen in the fight.
Although Rolling Loud organizers didn't return KQED's request for comment about the Lil B situation last year when we reached out to their publicist, it seems that they've taken the feedback about local talent into account for the festival's 2018 return to the Bay Area.
This year's Rolling Loud takes place at the Oakland Coliseum on Sept. 15–16. In addition to headlining sets by Wiz Khalifa, Rae Sremmurd and Travis Scott, the lineup includes many notable locals. Established OGs E-40 and Berner made the bill, as well as exciting up-and-comers from the Bay Area and Sacramento, including "Icy Girl" rapper Saweetie; buzzed-about East Oakland rapper Allblack; "Scamboy" rapper and internet comedian Guapdad4000; Oakland's reigning rap queen Kamaiyah; Sacramento's Mozzy, who was featured on the Black Panther soundtrack; and more.
Check out the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale July 20.