Gathering many of rap’s biggest names, Rolling Loud events are known for their expert curation and high-energy performances. After years of building themselves into the premier festival brand in hip-hop, Rolling Loud launches Rolling Loud Presents, their first venture into tour promotions.
Rolling Loud Presents is one of the company’s most ambitious expansions yet, taking the Rolling Loud experience on the road with a series of tours headlined by some of the biggest stars in hip-hop, in partnership with Live Nation.
First up, Rolling Loud partners with superstar artist Rod Wave for “Rod Wave: SoulFly Tour Presented by Rolling Loud.” Spanning 20+ dates, the “SoulFly Tour” brings the Rolling Loud experience to cities across the country. Kicking off in August, “SoulFly Tour” is merely the first tour promoted by Rolling Loud Presents to be announced.
Tickets for “Rod Wave: SoulFly Tour” go on sale starting Friday, June 18th at 10am local time at http://soulflytour.com/. List of all tour dates below.
Described by The New York Times as the ‘preeminent hip-hop emoter of the last couple of years,’ Florida’s Rod Wave has evolved into one of the most organically popular artists in the rap game. His new album SoulFly debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with over 130k units sold, following last year’s Platinum-certified Pray For Love. The Alamo-signed artist is a consistent presence in the top 10 of the YouTube Music and Rolling Stone charts, amassing over 6.5 billion streams in less than three years. On the “SoulFlyTour,” he’ll perform SoulFly album highlights like “Tombstone,” which peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and older hits like the multi-platinum singles “Rags2Riches” and “Heart On Ice.” On his upcoming headlining tour, Rod Wave will demonstrate why he’s one of the best live performers in hip-hop.
“Touring is a team effort, you’re only as strong as your team,” say Rolling Loud co-founders Matt Zingler & Tariq Cherif. “Each tour we take on is given the same attention as a Rolling Loud Festival. We strategically work with the artist team and our local partners to ensure a good turnout while not being over ambitious with the room capacities. If an artist really wants to grow they need to go out and build. Every market they go to helps build their fan base. Over time you will get to the Drake and Travis Scott level. Even those acts have been tour support and played in 500 cap rooms. I know because we booked Travis Scott in a 1500 cap room.”
“Rolling Loud has done an incredible job of not only launching but continuing to maintain such a relevant and forward-thinking music brand in the hip-hop space,” said Colin Lewis, tour promoter at Live Nation. “We’re excited to be a part of their expansion into touring and to kick things off with Rod Wave. Can’t wait for fans to see what else we have up our sleeves.”
The announcement of Rolling Loud Presents comes hot on the heels of the announcement of Rolling Loud New York 2021. Occurring October 28th-30th at Citi Field inQueens, the festival promises headling performances by Travis Scott, J. Cole, and 50 Cent, and features a lineup packed with superstars and NYC legends.
Rolling Loud New York 2021 is the second of three Rolling Loud festivals to be held in 2021, following the brand’s flagship event Rolling Loud Miami 2021 and preceding Rolling Loud California 2021. With headliners Travis Scott, Post Malone and A$AP Rocky, Rolling Loud Miami 2021 is a triumphant return for live rap music, and a coming out party for risers and new superstars eager to play in front of a festival crowd. Rolling Loud Miami 2021 will occur on July 23rd-25th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Occurring on December 10th-12th, 2021 at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA, Rolling Loud California promises headlining performances by J. Cole, Kid Cudi, and Future, as well as a special duo performance by Young Thug and Chris Brown. Both Rolling Loud Miami 2021 and Rolling Loud California 2021 are sold out.
Buy tickets to “Rod Wave: SoulFly Tour”: http://soulflytour.com/
Kato On The Track & B.o.B Are Offering A Unique Collaborative Opportunity With Audius
This is an amazing opportunity for the right artist!
In the bustling world of music, where dreams often intertwine with stardom, the dynamic duo of B.o.B and Kato On The Track have embarked on a quest to unearth the next viral talent in the same vein as artists such as Lil Nas X. Their vehicle for this musical exploration? The eagerly anticipated social media phenomenon–the “Over Night Success Story (ONSS)” challenge.
This collaborative venture was unveiled earlier this month when Kato disclosed his partnership with B.o.B and the contest platform Audius. The ONSS challenge was conceived as an exclusive global event, carefully crafted to link the duo with an ambitious indie artist for an unparalleled collaborative experience. The winning artist, chosen through their ingenuity in crafting a viral hit over Kato’s expertly produced beats, would be granted a golden ticket – an all-expenses-paid journey to Atlanta. There, they would join forces with Kato and B.o.B to create music, generate content, and bask in the realm of possibilities.
Much like Lil Nas X’s meteoric rise with “Old Town Road,” the challenge grants artists the power to select their favorite instrumental via Audius, utilizing the internet and social media to catapult their creation to instant stardom. A unique aspect is the low-risk nature of the competition, as streaming numbers play no role in Kato’s final decision on the winner.
To enter, eager fans simply need to create an Audius account, purchase any ONSS instrumental from Kato, upload their track, toggle the “identify as a remix” option, and promote their creation. The trio encourages participants to tag @KatoProducer, @bob, and @audius for increased visibility.
Kato, no stranger to viral challenges with over 65 open verse challenges under his belt, has a history of catapulting artists to fame. Notably, his previous “No Sucka MC’s” contest boosted the careers of mainstream lyricists like Joyner Lucas and Token.
In a recent interview, Kato shed light on the challenge’s genesis, expressing that the collaboration with B.o.B was a long-awaited endeavor. Having a history with B.o.B and fueled by the desire to offer more opportunities to his community, the ONSS challenge was born.
When asked about his favorite part of the submission process, Kato highlighted the transformation from a piece of production to an artist’s creative expression. He emphasized the significance of recognizing the unseen effort behind the scenes, a sentiment rooted in his own journey to success.
For Kato, the challenge is more than a contest; it’s a chance to provide aspiring artists with the opportunities he wished for early in his career. While it may not create an “overnight success,” it symbolizes a moment of recognition for the tireless hours of dedication artists invest.
Looking ahead, Kato envisions the ONSS challenge as only the beginning of a series of opportunities. With plans for contests every 4 to 6 weeks, he aims to unearth more exceptional talent and share it with an eager audience. And given the fact he’s worked with artists such as Joyner Lucas, Token and more, there’s no telling who might be apart of the next ONSS challenge.
Submissions are due by midnight on February 4. Additional details on the contest are available on Audius’ official website.
YouTube Star Tobuscus & DJ Many Strikes Gold!
In a groundbreaking achievement for the digital entertainment landscape, renowned YouTuber Tobuscus has clinched the highly coveted RIAA Gold Certification for his viral Minecraft-themed collaboration, “I Can Swing My Sword!” with DJ Many and the dynamic musical duo TeraBrite.
“I Can Swing My Sword!” stands out as a cultural phenomenon, capturing the hearts of Minecraft enthusiasts and music lovers alike. The infectious blend of Tobuscus’s humor, DJ Many’s melodic touch, and TeraBrite’s rock and roll brilliance has not only become an anthem in the gaming community but has now officially earned its place in the rafter of music history with RIAA Gold Certification.
Tobuscus, known for his comedic prowess and engaging content, took a leap into the realm of music with this iconic collaboration, proving that the intersection of gaming and music can yield spectacular results. DJ Many, a luminary in the music industry, contributed his signature sound to the project, while TeraBrite’s dynamic talents added an extra layer of sonic excellence.
The RIAA Gold Certification is a testament to the resounding success of “I Can Swing My Sword!” in the digital age, as the Minecraft community and beyond embraced the catchy anthem with open arms. The certification recognizes the substantial commercial success, with over 100 Million streams/plays, solidifying Tobuscus’s, DJ Many’s, and TeraBrite’s impact on the digital music landscape.
Tobuscus expressed his excitement, stating, “Creating ‘I Can Swing My Sword!’ was an incredible journey, and I’m honored to see it achieve RIAA Gold Certification. The Minecraft community has been incredibly supportive, and I’m grateful for the collaboration with DJ Many and TeraBrite that brought this song to life.”
DJ Many added, “It’s amazing to see the gaming and music worlds come together in such a powerful way. ‘I Can Swing My Sword!’ has become more than just a song; it’s a shared experience among fans. Achieving RIAA Gold Certification is a fantastic recognition of the impact this collaboration has had.”
The RIAA Gold Certification for “I Can Swing My Sword!” marks a historic moment, underscoring the influence of digital creators and their ability to resonate with audiences on a global scale. The collaboration’s success reaffirms the power of blending entertainment mediums and connecting with fans through shared cultural experiences.
MONEYBAGG YO LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADING UK APPAREL BRAND MONEY CLOTHING WITH AN EXCLUSIVE LOUNGEWEAR LINE IN CELEBRATION OF MONEY CLOTHING’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Money Clothing, the legendary UK streetwear brand, announced its unique collaboration with iconic rapper Moneybagg Yo to commemorate their 20th anniversary. Together, Money and Monebagg Yo have curated a line of signature custom fit underwear, which is now part of the larger Money clothing loungewear collection, the collaboration seamlessly combines the unique cultural perspectives and styles of both brands. This marks the beginning of a long term partnership.
Moneybagg Yo has established himself as one of the pioneering rap artists of the 21st century, making a significant impact on the music industry with his successful mixtapes and chart-topping albums. Building on this success, Moneybagg Yo is now expanding his talents and venturing into the world of fashion.
“This collaboration with Money Clothing aligns with my brand and how I want to show up in fashion. I’m going to rock the whole collection and continue growing with Money in 2024. Can’t wait to see my fans wearing the new drop”
Money clothing collections offer a variety of loungewear for men and women, the loungewear collections have been a staple part of the brands identity over the years, the edition of the exclusive pieces curated by Moneybagg Yo adds a substantial product offering to the brands already diverse products. The exclusive collection features denim, velour tracksuits, outerwear, hats, slides, accessories, and exclusive bags. The collection is priced between.$24.99-$40,000USD and will be exclusively available at www.moneyclothingusa.com. Fans can expect a perfect blend of comfort and style, reflecting the individuality and attitude synonymous with both brands. This collaboration signifies a major milestone in Money Clothing’s 20-year journey, redefining their history and pushing the boundaries to continue to be one of the innovators for streetwear fashion.
To add to the excitement, this collaboration with Moneybagg Yo also marks Money Clothing’s official launch in the United States. As they expand their global presence, Money aims to captivate fashion enthusiasts with their innovative designs and trendsetting collections.