Anaheim, CA. –
This past weekend was a movie at Revolt’s Day N Night festival; which arguably had this year’s best line-up and after the weekend I had, I believe this is the best newer hip-hop festival our generation needed. From artists across the board and something for everyone; People from all walks came to join the event, whether they were mosh-pitting to Playboi Carti or Lil Uzi, singing along to Khalid and SZA or bobbing their head and rapping along to everyone else, everyone seemed to be having the time of their lives. As we enter The Angel’s Stadium we begin our weekend with the last show of the night – Travis Scott took over The Postmates Stage (which was where everyone’s favorite would be gracing the stage over the weekend.) and gave us enough energy to stay hyped for the following days. Playing some older and some newer tracks as well as flying high on his stage bird, he included SZA’s ‘Love Galore’ and Kanye’s ‘Father stretch my hands pt.1’ the whole crowd was very Intune!
Saturday, we continue at the Postmates stage planning to take in all artists music underground and known. We start our day with Los Angeles’ group Warm Brew who are tied with Dom Kennedy’s OPM and they definitely all gave us a taste of the West coast during their set and following we get Azizi Gibson who blesses us with positive vibes along with his music. Ugly God and Playboi Carti later brought the real party; Ugly God had us turned up as he turned all the way up during his set and during it was shooting out money with his Supreme cash cannon. Carti then makes his way to the stage and crowd as he plays ‘Magnolia’ and gets the crowd roaring while showing love to rapper Tay-K by playing and dancing along to ‘The Race’. SZA later graces the stages while announcing that this is the first festival she has performed CTRL for; With live band and her lovely self, present it seemed as if all attendees were surrounding the stage to hear her amazing vocals and of course to sing along to ‘The Weekend’ and ‘Drew Barrymore’ she gives us all the show we needed. We then end day two with Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment which of course was beyond electrifying! He performed tracks from his newest album that had us feeling like we were at the coolest church service ever with his gospel singers in the background and amazing lyrics giving us the ultimate performance.
Sunday, we checked out Vendor Village that included fresh food for attendees as well as many drinks to choose from non-alcoholic to alcohol. There was also brands like Swisher Sweet’s selling swishers and Huf giving away their popular marijuana leaf printed socks. The venue also kept us cool with misting fans. To our left Sonny Digital was getting it poppin’ with his self-produced tracks and raps. Metro Boomin took the main stage playing the hits he produced (which is basically all the ones we sing along to) and threw it back by playing DMX’s ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’ and D4L’s ‘Laffy Taffy’ following with a shout out to Pierre Bourne for ‘Magnolia’ and ending it with Kid Cudi’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ we catch our second wind and are ready to end our night with Kung Fu Kenny. As they set up we notice it is definitely Kung Fu theme knowing exactly what time it is. He comes out with his Lil Kim sweatshirt to the last 10 seconds of ‘Blood’ and then turns up with ‘DNA’ and best believe the whole crowd was rapping along. He reminds us of all his past and present projects and starts from the top with some Section 80, includes TPAB and of course DAMN. We also get a show where a samurai came out on stage and starts to play sword fight with K.Dot as he performs. Talk about EPIC, Day N Night really gave us everything we could’ve wanted for a festival and more! As we all were leaving the venue you can hear a lot of people expressing how it was the best weekend ever and how they can’t wait til’ next year. Thank you revolt for the opportunity and for showing Los Angeles a good time.