Nearly a year to the day after releasing her sophomore studio album, Surrender, beloved singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers made her comeback to the touring scene after a three-year hiatus because of COVID-19. Before her return, Rogers’ last tour was in 2019, celebrating her beloved debut record on the Heard It in A Past Life tour.
Melanie Martinez is widely recognized for her intricate and detailed production concepts for shows. Undeniably so, Melanie is dedicated to their craft. Since 2012, Melanie has been known to create alter-egos and alternate universes through her music and childhood-related themes.
Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad’s extraordinary talent and musical brilliance took center stage as he celebrated the highly anticipated release of his Elektra Records debut, ‘The Way Lovers Do,’ with an unforgettable performance at The Sultan Room in Brooklyn, NYC, last Monday.
.The musician released his same-named solo album a week prior to beginning his tour.
In what is undoubtedly the largest Hip-Hop festival in the world, the ground shivers for miles, roads are blocked and barricaded, and the nearby air brushes you to the stroke of seemingly familiar beats. Rolling Loud returned this year to Miami with none other than the loudest industry-leading names that require no introduction.
Day 1 (Highlights)
Day 1 hosted artists such as Kid Cudi, Playboi Carti, Don Toliver, and Lil Durk with surprise guest Kanye West. While Kanye was set to headline the Ciroc stage on Day 1, he announced he would not make an appearance and Kid Cudi would take his place on the Ciroc stage. This unquestionably ensued a very unhealthy dose of hydration during Cudi’s performance, as some attendees were not pleased with Kanye being replaced, and resorted to throwing numerous water bottles to express their unamusement. While Cudi decided to cut his performance short, Kanye made a very unexpectedly expected Kanye-like appearance with Lil Durk on the GoPuff stage. Many speculated he would certainly show while others feared their most anticipated artist would not walk the stage. While the controversy of spectacular performances and notably undeserved crowd’s judgment left many wondering what is to come of Day 2 and 3, Rolling Loud brought the heat without hesitation.
In the midst of misused vodka-filled hydration packs and insta-worthy outfits ready to lose their glow in a spontaneous mosh pit, Day 2 applied pressure with the heaviest line-up of the weekend.
Admirably so, with all the adored chaos that was showcased, Rolling Loud actionably expressed hydration as a priority for their guests with strategically located water stations, concession stands, and water packs thrown (lightly) from the stages to the crowd. Seemingly quite the opposite that occurred the previous night with our ill-fated headliner.
Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Dababy, Polo G, Kevin Gates, and many others appeared on the festival stages on this day with undoubtedly the most attendees of the weekend. Becoming an absolute rager as Future brought out both Travis Scott and Lil Durk as surprise guests. Durk who had previously headlined on the GoPuff stage the day before, entertained no sleep. The festival was a cinematically electric wildfire with fireworks piercing as far as the stratosphere. If all this wasn’t enough, the infamous Rolling Loud Ferris wheel also made its return if the view from the front row didn’t suffice. Travis, who many believed would not continue to perform after previous concert fatalities, stole the show with Future and delivered a truly elevated experience to remember.
Day 2 of The Essence Festival of Culture was full of soulful moments, joyful experiences and R&B tunes!
Just releasing her newest single, “She’s All I Want To Be,” Tate McRae has been on cloud nine ever since she debuted her latest song to the world.
To keep the momentum going McRae recently partnered with SONY to provide an ultimate interactive experience to her fans called Set The Stage. This project is a new and fun way for music fans worldwide to collaboratively construct content with some of their favorite Sony Music artists. For fans to participate, they can submit their work utilizing the hashtag
‘ #SetTheStageforTate’ in order for their art to be streamed during the artists’ live performance.
“I love working with Sony,” says Tate. “They have all this new technology that’s never been done before.”
Tate also shares how excited she is to connect with her fans again after a very long pandemic.
Alongside the Canadian artist, Australian artist The Kid LAROI and “Whole Lotta Money,” rapper BIA are also a part of the campaign which started February 24th and will be running all the way through the middle of March.
Following the Set The Stage experience, McRae also recently announced her latest partnership with Maybelline. Where she and the makeup brand will be co-creating on a new line of products, which we will have to wait and find out more about.
Check out the full interview below with the Knockturnal’s correspondent Shaysayss and you can check out Tate McRae’s first SONY #SetTheStage performance here.
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