U.S. and global hip hop stars at Rolling Loud in Thailand

Cardi B., Chris Brown and corps of global and Thai rappers raised the already blistering summer temperatures in Thailand at the three-day Rolling Loud festival, staking the Kingdom’s claim as a significant market for the world’s top music and entertainment acts.
“The massive U.S. and U.K. stars – many of them making their debuts in Thailand and, for some, in Asia – might be the big draws at the festival but they’re just half the story,” wrote a reviewer on the famous British NME (New Musical Express) website.
“Those who come early and stay late experience Rolling Loud Thailand as a nascent one-stop-showcase of Asian hip hop and grab-bag experience of the leaps and bounds the genre is making in the diverse region,” NME wrote.
Among those performing to ecstatic crowds were Thailand’s own Thaitanium and rapper Milli. NME also mentioned Thailand’s F.HERO and Youngohm, Malaysia’s Joe Flizzow, ascendant stars like Cambodian hero VannDa, Japan’s charismatic Awich and Singapore’s swaggering Yung Raja.
In recent decades, some major global rock and pop stars have included Thailand on their tours, including Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Sting and Santana. Thai audiences rewarded them for trekking half-way across the globe to deliver their artistry.
The festival was packed every night, while the first night’s headliner, the world-famous Cardi-B, blew up the stage with classic hits and a hot, emotional crowd. The final night closed with Travis Scott, with the house still packed and heaving after three days of partying.
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