Rolling Loud Bay Area: The Best Moments

Since Rolling Loud’s inception in Florida three years ago, the festival has kept growing. This past weekend, the massive hip-hop line-up headed to the Bay Area. Two enormous stages were placed in the Oracle Arena parking lot, and thousands upon thousands fans clamored through multiple security checkpoints to reach the madness. For the number people packed into that parking lot, the drama was relatively low. Of course, the drunken vomiting young college kids made an appearance, as well as the young girls who try to finesse their way past security in seductive outfits. But outside the stereotypical neon colored outfits and smell cigarettes and marijuana, Rolling Loud carried along with minor drama.

What made Rolling Loud stand out in the Bay was the inclusion several local artists. Without the Bay Area artists incorporated in the line-up, Rolling Loud would have felt like another generic festival with obvious artists like Travis Scott or Wiz Khalifa. Locals artists that lit up the stage included P-Lo, Saweetie, Kamaiyah, Mozzy, ALLBLACK, SOB X RBE, and course, E-40. Bay Area residents felt a connection to the artists that came up from their cities, and you could feel the pride in the air. Many fans who were not from the Bay, such as myself, felt lost when the crowd broke into choruses and rapped along to songs that painted pictures cold Oakland nights. The inclusion that was shared by the Bay Area residents and the rappers that hail from their cities will undoubtedly bring the same fans back next year. It was also the perfect touch authenticity. 

The two-day festival came and went like a blur, filled with great music and festival food. The weather fluctuated between hoody and scarf weather to a shorts and tank top climate almost as rapidly as artists hopped on stage. Although there were more performances occurring than I could watch in one weekend, here are the most memorable moments Rolling Loud Bay Area.


Karrueche Is Cute, Sexy & Chill: An Instagram Gallery For Her 30th Birthday

You may be familiar with Karrueche Tran, the multi-talented and beautiful star daytime hit The Bay, which garnered her back to back Daytime Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series.” Case in point, Tran has amassed a respectable body work throughout her career, as well as nearly 8 million loyal Instagram followers. To say she is beloved is an understatement. Today, Tran is in the midst celebrating a major life milestone. The transition from twenty-nine to thirty. 

It’s difficult to say what exactly changes in opening minutes one’s third decade on Earth. Perhaps a sudden burst enlightenment. Perhaps fear. Either way, Tran seems unfazed by the development. She’s still looking as composed as ever, and dare I say, easy on the eyes. A scroll through her IG feed showcases an insight into the many facets her personality, which shifts on a dime from elegant to funny, flirtatious to playful. Plus, her appetite is insatiable. 

Therefore, in honor Karrueche Tran’s thirtieth birthday, check out some her notable IG pictures. Let’s keep them coming.