This year’s festival was everything a hip-hop fan can ask for with a banging celebrity line-up that surprised the audience even more than they could have anticipated. SOHH, here are the best surprises at Rolling Loud California 2023.
Lil Wayne’s Young Money Reunion
Weezy kicked off one of the first stops of his alleged last tour. Not only did the legend himself perform countless hits, but the rap icon also delivered an incredible Young Money reunion to the audience.
As he performed “Bedrock,” the “Lollipop” rapper brought out Gudda Gudda and the Queen of rap Nicki Minaj. Other YM artists like Lil Twist joined Lil Wayne for support.
During Nicki’s performance, she also performed her No. 1 hit “Super Freaky Girl” and her latest single, “Red Ruby Da Sleeze.” In addition, Wayne and Nicki performed their underrated hit “Highschool.”
Don Toliver Brings Out Justin Bieber
The “No Idea” artist has been receiving great success for his third studio album, Love Sick. His single “Private Landing” features Atlanta rapper Future and pop star Justin Bieber.
Fans were elated at the collab stating “light-skinned Bieber” was back, a term they have called the “Yummy” singer over the years whenever he stepped into the hip-hop world. Just days after Bieber canceled his Justice World Tour, he joined Don Toliver on the Rolling Loud stage to a packed, astonished crowd.
Saweetie Brings Out Too $hort
It’s always great when an artist can pay homage to the legends before them, especially if their sample granted another artist a hit record. Saweetie brought out LA rap veteran Too $hort to perform “Blow Tha Whistle.”
The performance transitioned to Saweetie’s track “Tap In” which samples the beat of the “Motto” rapper’s iconic track.
Future Brings Out Nardo Wick
The “Mask Off” rapper rocked the Rolling Loud stage, performing hits from “Bugatti” to newer tracks such as “Me or Sum,” which features new rapper, Nardo Wick, and Lil Baby. Nardo had just rocked the stage earlier that day, so fans anticipated him joining Future on the scene later that night.
Still, fans wholly lost it at the performance. Nardo also performed songs like “Who Want Smoke??” featuring 21 Savage.
Tyga Brings Out YG + Announces Collab Album
Tyga brought out fellow rapper YG. The two LA natives killed the stage in their hometown. Later in the performance, the two announced a collaboration album in the making.
Tyga and YG have many songs together, such as “Go Loko,” “Run,” “Bop,” and more.
Kodak Black On The Way To Rehab After Rolling Loud
Kodak Black recently appeared in a Broward County, Fla. court due to failing a drug test and testing positive for fentanyl. He was ordered to go to drug rehab for 30 days following his scheduled Rolling Loud performance in Los Angeles.